I am an Associate Professor at the department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, I am also an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and at IPEG-Barcelona, and a Research Affiliate at CEPR. My current research interest is focused in three broad areas of development and political economics: (i) understanding voter behavior, i.e. turnout decisions and candidate choices, (ii) study of the selection and incentive mechanisms for public sector workers; and (iii) the effects of shocks (i.e. civil conflict, pollution) on human capital accumulation.
Published paper! (Sept. '20): My paper Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior and Quality Upgrading Among Exporters" has been published at the Journal of Political Economy.
New Recognition! (May '20) I have received the Excellence in Refereeing Award from the American Economic Review.
New seminar series! (May '20) I am co-organizing the Virtual Development Economics Seminar (VDEV)! Visit our website and sign up for the upcoming talks!
Accepted paper! (Nov. '19): My paper "Accountability, Political Capture and Selection into Politics: Evidence from Peruvian Municipalities" has been accepted for publication at the Review of Economics and Statistics.
New grant! (Oct '19): The Ramon Areces Foundation awarded us funding for our project “Monetary and Promotion incentives in the public sector”
Contact info:Mailing Address:Department of Economics and BusinessUniversitat Pompeu FabraCalle Ramon Trias Fargas 23-25, Barcelona 0805Jaume I Building, 20.2E16E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +34 93 542 1757 Cell phone: +34 603 175 250 Skype: gianmarco.leonTwitter: @Gianmarco_LeonC