Laura Crespo is Research Economist at the DG Economics, Statistics and Research of Banco de España, where she is also Head of the Unit of the Spanish Survey of Household Finances at the Department of Structural Analysis and Microeconomic Studies.
She specialises in the design, production, and processing of survey data as part of the team that conducts the EFF. This survey has been conducted by the Banco de España every three years since 2002 (every two from 2020 on), providing detailed information on the income, assets, debts and spending of Spanish households. The EFF is also part of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), an ex-ante harmonised survey that the Euro area system of Central Banks has been conducting since 2011 on households’ financial position and consumption.
Previously, since April 2006, Laura was a senior researcher at CEMFI, where she was in charge of the implementation of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in Spain as part of the Spanish country team. Laura obtained her Ph.D in Economics from the Universidad de Alicante in 2007, and holds an M.Sc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
She does empirical research in the fields of labour economics, economics of ageing and applied microeconometrics broadly defined. She also has methodological interests in the design and implementation of survey data collection.
Phone: +34 91 338 5650, Fax: +34 91 338 5678