About

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I work as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona). I received my Ph.D in Economics from University of Santiago de Compostela in 2014 and MSc. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2007 and from University of Santiago de Compostela in 2009.

Before joining UIC Barcelona, I worked during three years as an Economist in the Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD on topics related to pensions, population aging, inequalities, health and the labor market. I have been also a visiting scholar at the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a visiting student at Utrecht University School of Economics.

My research interests are in the areas of health economics, labor economics, economics of aging, human capital development and applied micro-econometrics.

My current research focuses on: 1) the effects that different early-life health dimensions have on health and socioeconomic status over the life course, 2) on whether these effects are influenced by public policy, 3) on the economic long-term effects of the Kazakhstan famine of 1932-33, and 4) on the impact of unemployment insurance generosity on health status.

I also do policy analysis for the OECD Health Division on topics related to the provision of long-term care and social services in Spain.