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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the Department of Applied Economics III (Econometrics and Statistics), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), guided byJosu Arteche and Annick Laruelle, and I am on the Job Market this year.

I got a M.Sc. in International Economics from Autonomous University of Madrid (2013), and worked as an economist outside academia before and after it. During my Ph.D. years I went on a COST Action short-term scientific mission at Toulouse School of Economics in Fall 2015 and was a Ph.D. student visiting fellow at Wilf Family Deparment of Politics, New York University, during Fall 2016 and in June 2017.

My academic interests span the fields of political economy and institutional economics. My Ph.D. thesis investigates the economic aftermath of political institutions, with a focus on political equality and electoral institutions in democratic regimes.

I am also interested in informal institutions, such as cultural values, and its consequences for gender disparities in education. My Job Market Paper uses panel data econometrics to study the relationship between cultural norms, such as gender (in)equality and religiosity, and gender distribution across fields of study of higher education in Western economies.

Photo by Stephanie SeguinoTaken in SUNY, New Paltz (NY, USA) - IAFFE Conference 2018