BSE Welcomes New Affiliated Professors


Professors and researchers from the four founding bodies of the BSE have accepted appointments as Affiliated Professors of the School.

The 24 professors all hold tenured or tenure track appointments at one of the four founding academic bodies of the School: the Department of Economics and Business of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Unit of Economic Analysis of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC), and the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI). With the new additions, the School now has 127 Affiliated Professors.

Affiliated Professors of the BSE include top economists and researchers in economics, among which there are Fellows of the Econometric Society, Fellows of the European Economic Association, Research Fellows of the Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR), and Research Fellows of the CESifo. They publish in the leading journals of economics and many of the top journals of the different subfields of the discipline. They also serve as coeditors and associate editors of these journals.

A brief profile of each new Affiliated Professor is presented below.

UPF Department of Economics and Business:

Michael Bashshur (UPF)

Michael Bashshur is Juan de la Cierva Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His research specializes organizational behavior. He received his PhD from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Gert Cornelissen (UPF)

Gert Cornelissen received his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, His primary areas of research are Marketing and Consumer Behavior, and he has published an article in the Journal of Economy and Management and another article forthcoming in the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Jan Eekhout (UPF)

Jan Eeckhout is an ICREA Research Professor at UPF. Earlier this year he received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council of the EU (ERC). Previously, he was Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and has held past positions as Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU Stern (2006—2007), Visiting Scholar at MIT (1999), and Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission at UPF (1998—1999). He was awarded his PhD in 1998 from The London School of Economics. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, and American Economic Review.

Gabrielle Fack (UPF)

Gabrielle Fack holds a PhD from the Paris School of Economics (2007). Prior to joining the UPF, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. She works primarily on urban and housing economics, public and applied microeconomics, and she has published in Labour Economics.

Stefan Litshig (UPF)

Stephan Litschig received his PhD from Columbia University in 2008. His research specializes in development, public economics and political economy.

Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (UPF)

Omiros Papaspiliopoulos received his PhD in Mathematics in 2003 from Lancaster University, England, following which he was a lecturer in Statistics at the University of Warwick, England. His research interests lie in the Intersection of Probability Theory, Statistical Inference and Statistical Computation, and much of his research is directed towards applications in Financial Econometrics. Prof. Papaspiliopoulos has published six papers in academic journals, two of them in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.

Fran Ruiz-Aliseda (UPF)

Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda received his Ph.D. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and from 2004-2006 was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD Economics Department. His research focuses on Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, and Investment under Uncertainty.

Carmit Segal (UPF)

Carmit Segal earned a PhD in Economics from Stanford University, and has been a postdoctoral fellow of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Her primary fields of research are Labor Economics, Experimental/Behavioral Economics and Personnel Economics, and much of her research has focused on the role of non-cognitive skills for economic outcomes. Her most recent paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Human Resources.

UAB Unit of Economic Analysis:

Luca Gambetti (UAB)

Luca Gambetti received his PhD from UPF in 2006. His fields of research are Quantitative and Applied Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Time Series Analysis, and he has a forthcoming paper in The Economic Journal, "The structural dynamics of output growth and inflation: some international evidence" (with Fabio Canova and Evi Pappa).

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Stefano Gnocchi (UAB)

Stefano Gnocchi holds a PhD in Economics from the UPF (2008). In the past he has been a visitor at MIT, and has held a Graduate Research Position at the European Central Bank. His fields of interest are Macroeconomics, Monetary economics, and Monetary and Fiscal Policy.

Guillaume Haeringer (UAB)

Guillaume Haeringer is a Ramon y Cajal Researcher at the UAB. Previously, he was a lecturer at the University of Warwick and a Marie Curie fellow at CODE and the Department of Economics and History of the UAB. He received his PhD in Economics from Université Pasteur in 2000. His research interests include International Commerce, Advanced Microeconomics, and Game Theory. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Theory and Mathematical Social Sciences.

Stefano Trento (UAB)

Stefano Trento received his PhD in 2008 from Carlos III in Madrid in 2008. His research specializes in macroeconomics and growth, industrial organization, and the economics of innovation.

Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC):

Alessandra Bonfiglioli (IAE-CSIC)

Alessandra Bonfiglioli obtained her PhD at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, and she spent one year at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) as a visiting researcher. Her research focuses on the impact of economic integration and financial institutions on growth, productivity and income inequality, and her publications have appeared in the Journal of International Economics and Journal of International Money and Finance, among others.

Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE-CSIC)

Ana Rute Cardoso received her PhD in 1997 from the European University Institute and was previously Senior Research Associate at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn) and Associate Professor at University of Minho. She has held Visiting Fellowships at the Bank of Portugal (2002 and 2000) and the Australian National University (2001). Her research interests include earnings dispersion and mobility, employer behavior, and labor economics. She has published in Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Rosario Crinò (IAE-CSIC)

Rosario Crino received his PhD in 2008 from University of Milan, where hewas also Research assistant at CESPRI. Previously, he was visiting student at the University of California San Diego (2002 and 2007). His main research interests are international trade, labor economics and applied microeconometrics.

Olivier Dagnelie (IAE-CSIC)

Olivier Dagnelie is a researcher in the Juan de la Cierva Program of the IAE-CSIC. He received his PhD from the University of Namur in Belgium in 2007, where he was also a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Economics. His research interests include Development Economics and Public Economics, and he has published in the Economic Journal.

Begoña Dominguez (IAE-CSIC)

Begoña Domínguez is a researcher in the Ramon y Cajal Program of the IAE-CSIC. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, public finance, optimal policy, and time-consistency, and she has published in Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Review of Economic Dynamics.

Jesus Fernandez Huertas (IAE-CSIC)

Jesus Fernandez-Huertas is a researcher in the JAE-DOC Program of the IAE-CSIC. He is also an IZA Research Affiliate. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2008. He has been an economics fellow at both Columbia and Georgetown University, and was honored with the Extraordinary Prize in Economics from the UAB. This research fields are International Economics, Development/Growth, and Labor Economics, and he has a publication forthcoming in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Heiko Gerlach (IAE-CSIC)

Heiko Gerlach is a researcher in the Ramon y Cajal Program at the IAE-CSIC. He holds a PhD from University of Mannheim and University of Toulouse. His research specializes in industrial organization, microeconomic theory, competition policy, and contract theory, and he has published in RAND Journal of Economics and The Journal of Industrial Economics.

Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC)

Hannes Mueller holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. His primary areas of research are political economy, economic development, organizational economics, and contract theory, and he has published in Revue d'etudes comparatives Est-Ouest.

Javier Polavieja (IAE-CSIC)

Javier Polavieja is an ICREA Researcher at the IAE-CSIC, and is also the coordinator of the INSIDE project. He received his PhD from Oxford, and his research specializes in labor markets, stratification, and political sociology. He has published in Social Indicators Research and European Sociological Review.

Hugo Rodriguez (IAE-CSIC)

Hugo Rodriguez is a tenured scientist at the IAE-CSIC. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He received his PhD from University of Chicago in 1997, and has held positions at the European Central Bank, UAB, and UPF. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics.

Centre for Research in International Economics (CREI):

Vasco Carvalho (CREI)

Vasco Carvalho received his PhD from University of Chicago in 2008, and holds an M.Phil from University of Cambridge (2005). His areas of research include macroeconomics with emphasis on business cycle phenomena, econometrics, and applied econometrics with emphasis on time series, and his publications have appeared in the Journal of Business Economics and Statistics, and International Journal of Forecasting.

Kristoffer Nimark (CREI)

Kristoffer Nimark is researcher at CREI and adjunct professor at the UPF. Previously he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University and Senior Research Manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia. He received his PhD from the EUI in 2005. His research centers on Macroeconomics, and he has published in the Journal of Monetary Economics and Australian Economic Review (forthcoming).


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