I am Associate Professor of Economics (tenured) and Ramón y Cajal Fellow at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE), and Fellow at Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE). My research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, Data Science, Development, Labor and Political Economy.


MAR 2023: New working paper! Forecasting Bilateral Refugee Flows with High-dimensional Data and Machine Learning Techniques.

FEB 2023: Come and join me at the BSE Summer School 2023 in Development Economics where I will give a course on "Geospatial Tools for Development: Measurement and Inference". Early-bird registration deadline: April 14!

JAN 2023: We invite submissions to the BSE Summer Forum workshops on Advances in Micro Development Economics and Migration. Deadline: 28 FEB 2023.

NOV 2022: Extremely humbled and thrilled to have been awarded the ERC Starting Grant for my project "Rural Structural Transformation in Developing Countries" (RUSTDEC). Press statements: UAB, BSE, FECYT

OCT 2022: Happy to announce that I have been granted tenure at UAB's Department of Economics and Economic History.

SEP 2022: Looking forward to visiting the Economics Faculty of PUC Chile NOV-DEC 2022. Please reach out if you would like to meet.

JUL 2022: Honored to have been selected for the "Ramon y Cajal" research fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

JUN 2022: Check out the program for the BSE Summer Forum workshops on Advances in Micro Development Economics and Migration 2022! 

APR 2022: We are hiring a Data Scientist to support the documentation of war destruction in Ukraine  using Machine Learning for humanitarian purposes. Apply by April 18.

MAR 2022: New working paper: "Immigration, Labor Markets and Discrimination : Evidence from the Venezuelan Exodus in Peru". 

MAR 2022: New interview with the The Times about monitoring war destruction via satellite images in Ukraine.