CV and Bio

Please find a copy of my CV here.

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and regular visitor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration in London. I am further affiliated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Institute for the Study of Labor and member of the Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy Network at the HCEO group.

Prior to joining UC3M I completed my PhD at University College London (supervisors: Christian Dustmann and Uta Schönberg). I attended the University of Bonn for my undergraduate studies, part of which I spent as visiting student in the Economics PhD Program at UC Berkeley.

My dissertation addressed questions in two topic areas: intergenerational mobility and migration. I show that declining intergenerational mobility today may reflect past gains rather than a recent deterioration of equality of opportunity (my job market paper, joint with Martin Nybom); how income profile heterogeneity generates life-cycle bias in mobility estimates (draft, joint with Martin Nybom); and how such intergenerational measures of mobility relate to long-run persistence of economic status within families (draft).

In a second line of research I analyze the effect of migration on labor markets. Among other work, I exploited a quasi-natural experiment generated by the fall of the iron curtain to assess how a large inflow of migrant workers affects employment and wages of natives, and to examine by which mechanisms native workers and local labor markets adjust (joint with Christian Dustmann and Uta Schönberg).