Paula Bustos


portrait of Paula Bustos

PhD, Harvard University

Paula Bustos is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Affiiliated Professor of the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). She is also a Research Fellow at the European Economic Association, Chair of the EEA Women in Economics Committee, CEPR Research Fellow and co-leader of Trade and Spatial Frictions Theme of the STEG-CEPR program.

Professor Bustos studies the economic effects of climate change, new agricultural technologies and international market integration. Her work has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Her research on agricultural productivity and structural transformation has been funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council in 2017. Her new research line on adjustment to climate change in developing countries has been funded by a Consolidator Grant in 2023.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant: "Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries" (2024-2029) Project website
  • Elected Chair of the Women in Economics (WinE) Committee, European Economic Association (2023)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant: "Economic Development and Structural Transformation" (2017-2024) Project website
  • EEA Young Economist Award (2007)

Working Papers


Paula Bustos, Bruno Caprettini and Jacopo Ponticelli

Agricultural Productivity and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Brazil

American Economic Review, Vol.106, No 6, 1320-65, June 2016, 10.1257/aer.20131061