I am an Assistant 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
My GoogleScholar profile can be found here.

Recent Highlights

Discussion Jan 5th 2018I will be discussing a paper at the AEA's session on "Bureaucrats in Developing Countries" 

Accepted paper Jan. 2018: My paper Interlinked Firms and the Consequences of Piecemeal Regulation has been accepted for publication at the Journal of the European Economic Association

New Affiliation Dec. 2017Research Affiliate CEPR - Development Economics

Contact info:

Mailing Address:
Department of Economics and Business
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jaume I Building, 20.1E74
Calle Ramon Trias Fargas 23-25, Barcelona 0805

E-mail:             gianmarco.leon@upf.edu
Phone:            +34 93 542 1757   
Cell phone:     +34 603 175 250    
Skype:             gianmarco.leon
Twitter:            @Gianmarco_LeonC