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The Research Group Macroeconomics and Labor Economics cosists of a panel of more than 20 economists whose areas of expertise include Monetary and Financial Economics, Growth, Innovation, Wealth Distribution, Macroeconomic Fluctuations, Public Economics, International and Regional Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Demography and the Family, and Economics of Education. Their work includes both theoretical and empirical studies.

The Group's members have published their work in top Economics journals (American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Theory).

The Group is actively involved in collaborations with other international research groups (CEPR, IZA) as well as in professional associations (Spanish Economic Association, The European Economic Association).

The Group's members teach undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of Macroeconomics.

Research Topics

  • Monetary policy: the effects of nonlinearities on the dynamic structure of economic aggregates and the central bank's preferences over inflation and output / Asymmetric effects on economic activity.
  • Immigration: the effects of the increasing rate of immigration in Spain.
  • Income and Wealth Distribution: analysis of determinant factors.
  • Consumption and habits: analysis of the effects of habits and durable goods purchases over consumption decisions.
  • Regional Development and Emerging Economies: the impact of human capital on regional development and analysis of the determinants of crisis and recoveries in emerging markets.
  • Women, youngsters and the labor market: studies on equal opportunities across genders and the effect of access to education on the labor market participation of youngsters and women.
  • Housing: determinants of residential investment and fluctuations in the housing market.