Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

UAB and BSE (on leave)


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis is a Beatriz Galindo Senior Research Professor in Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a BSE Affiliated Professor.

His background is in quantitative macroeconomics, where the careful aggregation of individual behavior is essential. His research focuses on economic growth and macro development. Professor Santaeulàlia-Llopis is interested in the relationship between social insurance, productivity, and economic growth. He is also interested in the determinants of HIV and how these shape (and are shaped by) economic development.  His work in progress includes a field project on Social Insurance and Economic Growth (SIEG) in Southern Malawi with Pau Milan (UAB and BSE) and Leandro De Magalhaes (Bristol). 

A large part of his current work focuses on economic inequality from a macroeconomic perspective by studying the short- and long-run behavior of the labor share of income and its linkages with intellectual property products. 

Prior to his arrival to Barcelona, Professor Santaeulàlia-Llopis was a Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and at the Institute of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis and an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • "Adoption of New Technologies, Social Insurance and Economic Growth." Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación: Proyectos I+D+i 2019 - Modalidad de Retos Investigación (2020-2023)
  • "Micro and Macro Interactions between Education, Savings and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: Theory and Data." Fundación Ramón Areces Social Sciences Grant (2016-2018)
  • "Social Insurance and Economic Growth." BSE - "la Caixa" Foundation Research Grant on Socioeconomic Well-being (2018)
  • "Inequality, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights." Fundación Ramón Areces Social Sciences Grant (2016-2018)
  • BSE Seed Grant, "Social Insurance Barriers to Structural Transformation" (2016)

Working Papers


Open Access       Cristina Lafuente, Astrid Ruland, Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis and Ludo Visschers

The effects of Covid-19 on couples’ job tenures: Mothers have it worse

Labour Economics, Vol.83, August 2023, https://doi-org.sare.upf.edu/10.1016/j.labeco.2023.102404
Open Access
Open Access       Chaoran Chen, Diego Restuccia and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

Land Misallocation and Productivity

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol.15, No 2, 441 - 465, April 2023, 10.1257/mac.20170229
Open Access
Chaoran Chen, Diego Restuccia and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

The effects of land markets on resource allocation and agricultural productivity

Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol.45, 41-54, July 2022, 10.1016/j.red.2021.04.006