· Correlating Social Mobility and Economic Outcomes, with Michele Pellizzari, Giovanni Pica and José V. Rodríguez Mora. July 2017.

Forthcoming, The Economic Journal, Features on ``Intergenerational Mobility''.


· Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism vs. Its Alternatives, with Caterina Calsamiglia and Chao Fu

August 2014. Revised and Resubmited, Journal of Political Economy.


· The Illusion of School Choice: Empirical Evidence from Barcelona, with Caterina Calsamiglia

CEPR Discussion Paper 10011, (2014). Revised and Resubmited, Journal of Public Economics.

Online Appendix: The Illusion of School Choice


Featured in the Region (Minneapolis Fed), Vox, NadaEsGratis


·  The Informational Content of Surnames, the Evolution of Intergenerational Mobility and Assortative Mating, with José V. Rodríguez Mora and Chris Telmer

The Review of Economic Studies, 2014, DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdu041.

This paper was previously circulated under the title “Intergenerational Mobility and the Informative Content of Surnames”, CEPR Discussion Paper 6316, (2007).


Featured in the Washington Post, the Marginal Revolution, Russian magazine SmartMoney [Article], Italian newspaper Il Sole-24 Ore [Article]

A non-technical summary of the paper:  What’s in a name? Information on Intergenerational Mobility, CentrePiece Magazine 12 (3), 2008.

A non-technical summary of the paper (in Spanish): Apellidos, herencias y movilidad intergeneracional, Sociedad Abierta.


·  Is Seniority-Based Pay used as a Motivation Device? Evidence from Plant Level Data, with Alberto Bayo-Moriones and  José E. Galdón-Sánchez

Research in Labor Economics, 2010, vol. 30, 155-187.


· A non-technical paper on my research on firing costs and temporary contracts: Firing Costs, Dismissal Conflicts and Labour Market Outcomes, Els Opuscles del CREI, June 2010.

·  Fixed-term Contracts and the Duration Distribution of Unemployment

CEPR Discussion Paper  3264, (2002). Under Revision. Latest version.

A non-technical summary of the paper (in Spanish): eBook Propuesta para la reactivación laboral en España, FEDEA, January 2010.


·  Temporary Contracts, Incentives, and Unemployment, with José V. Rodríguez Mora

This version: August 2017. Submitted.


·   When Fertility is Bargained: Second Births in Denmark and Spain, with Stefanie Brodmann and Gosta Esping-Andersen

European Sociological Review, 2007, 23 (5), 599-613.


·  How binding are legal limits? Transitions from temporary to permanent work in Spain, with Barbara Petrongolo

Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (2), 153-183.

Featured in the Spanish Newspaper EL PAIS  [Article].


·  Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries", with Ghazala Azmat and Alan Manning

Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24 (1), 1-37.

A non-technical summary of the paper: Women Looking for Work, CentrePiece Magazine 9 (2), 2004.


·  Estimating the Probability of Leaving Unemployment using Uncompleted Spells from (Repeated) Cross-Section Data, with Luojia Hu

Journal of Econometrics, 2006, 133 (1), 307-341.


·   Dismissal Conflicts and Unemployment, with José E. Galdón-Sánchez

European Economic Review, 2003, 47 (2), 127-139.


home cv