Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell


Deputy Director for Academic Programs


PhD, University of Amsterdam

Deputy Director for Academic Programs

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell is a Tenured Scientist at IAE-CSIC and an Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). She was the first director of the BSE Master's Program in Economics of Public Policy. She is also BSE's Deputy Director for Academic Programs.

Professor Ferrer-i-Carbonell is Research Fellow of IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), and member of INSIDE (Insights on Immigration and Development). She is associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

She is a member of the GINI project and was a member of the EU projects EPICURUS and Health@Work. She is a panelist and former director of the World Wellbeing Survey.

Ferrer-i-Carbonell has PhDs in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) and the Tinbergen Institute (University of Amsterdam).

Her main research area is the econometric analysis of subjective measures used as a proxy for welfare and well-being so as to address a range of scientifically and politically relevant questions. She has also worked on individual behavior and sustainable consumption.

In addition to her research and teaching activities, Professor Ferrer-i-Carbonell serves as President of the Scientific Advisory Council within the Science and Universities Department of Barcelona's city government.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • RecerCaixa Grant, "Immigrant location and native residential preferences in Spain: new ghettoes?" (2011)

Working Papers


Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Anthony Lepinteur, Alan Piper and Carsten Schröder

Gender, Loneliness and Happiness during COVID-19

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol.101, December 2022, 10.1016/j.socec.2022.101952
Open Access       Joan Costa-Font and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell

Does devolution influence the choice and quality of public (vs private) health care?

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol.202, 632–653, September 2022, 10.1016/j.jebo.2022.08.022
Open Access
Open Access       Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell and Jean-Marc Bédhat Atsebi

Relative deprivation in Tanzania: Relative concerns and empathy

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 198, 389 - 408, June 2022, 10.1016/j.jebo.2022.04.003