Omar Licandro

IAE-CSIC and BSE - on leave


PhD, Catholic University of Louvain

Omar Licandro is a Research Professor at the Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC), which he first joined in 2009. Since 2013, he has been Secretary General of the International Economic Association (IEA) and the Executive Secretary of the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE). He is a Fellow of CEPR.

He was an associate professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1991-2000, a senior researcher at FEDEA from 1994-2001 and a professor at the European University Institute in Italy from 2001-2009. He has been Associate Editor of Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Investigaciones Economicas and the Spanish Economic Review.

Prof. Licandro served as Research Director of the BSE from 2010-12 and the scientific leader of the BSE Severo Ochoa Award, 2011-2012.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • 2014: BSE Seed Grant, "The Dynamics of Productivity at the Firm Level"

Working Papers


Giammario Impullitti, Omar Licandro and Pontus Rendahl

Technology, Market Structure and the Gains from Trade

Journal of International Economics, Vol.135, March 2022, 10.1016/j.jinteco.2021.103557
David De la Croix and Omar Licandro

The Longevity of Famous People From Hammurabi to Einstein

Journal of Economic Growth, Vol.20, No 3, 263--303, January 2015, 10.1007/s10887-015-9117-0

Recognition Program

Mauro Bambi, Fausto Gozzi and Omar Licandro

Endogenous growth and wave-like business fluctuations

Journal of Economic Theory, Vol.154, 68-111, November 2014, 10.1016/j.jet.2014.08.004