Jordi Jofre-Monseny Web Site

(Tenured) associate professor (Professor agregat) at the Department of Economics, Universitat de Barcelona and affiliated at Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) Interested in urban economics and its intersections with public and labor economics.

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Research papers

Can Urban Renewal Policies Reverse Neighborhood Ethnic Dynamics? (with Nicolás González-Pampillón and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal). R&R at the Journal of Economic Geogrpahy, an earlier version appeared as IEB Working Paper 2017/1.

Work in progress

Are high-minority neighborhoods dynamically stable? (with Nicolás González-Pampillón)

Do short-term rental platforms affect housing markets? Evidence from Airbnb in Barcelona (with Miquel-Àngel García-López, Rodrigo Martínez-Mazza and Mariona Segú). Draft coming soon!

Commuting time and female labor force participation (with Lídia Farré and Juan Torrecillas). Draft coming soon!


Local labor market effects of public employment, forthcoming, Regional Science and Urban Economics (with Javier Vázquez-Grenno and J.I. Silva-Becerra).

Big plant closures and local employment , Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 18 (1), 187–211, 2018 (with María Sánchez-Vidal and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal)

‘Ghost citizens’: Using notches to identify manipulation of population-based grants, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 154, 49-66, 2017 (with Dirk Foremny and Albert Solé-Ollé).

Immigration and local spending in social services: Evidence from a massive immigration wave, International Tax and Public Finance, vol. 23, 1004-1029, 2016 (with Pilar Sorribas-Navarro and Javier Vázquez-Grenno).

The effects of unemployment protection on migration in lagging regions, Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 83, 73-86, 2014 (sole-authored)

The determinants of localization and urbanization economies: Evidence from the location of new firms in Spain, Journal of Regional Science, vol. 54, 313-337, 2014 (with Raquel Marín-López and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal),

Is agglomeration taxable?, Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 13(1), pp. 177-201, 2013 (sole-authored)

Estimating preferences for local public services using migration data, Urban Studies, vol. 49(2), 319-336, 2012 (with Matz Dahlberg, Peter Fredriksson and Matias Eklöf).

The mechanisms of agglomeration: Evidence from the effect of inter-industry relations on the location of new firms, Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 70(2-3), 61-74, 2011 (with Raquel Marín-López and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal).

The Scope of agglomeration economies: Evidence from Catalonia, Papers in Regional Science, vol. 88(3), 575-590, 2009 (sole-authored)