The area of specialization in econometrics focuses on the development of methods of inference for econometric models, as well as its application in the analysis and quantification of causal relationships of interest in all areas of the Economy.
We work in econometric modeling with all types of economic data (cross section, time series, data and spatial panels) for the analysis of problems related to consumption, labor economics, industrial economy, economic development, macroeconomics, international economics and finance , among others.
We develop inference methods for microeconometric models with limited dependent variables, for models with fixed effects using data panels and for non-parametric and semiparametric models.
Important aspects in our research are the validation and specification of econometric models, for what we have developed specification contrasts in models of different nature, as well as identification problems and their consequences in the specification of dynamic models.
The research lines in Applied economics develop empirical works in all fields of economy in collaboration with specialist in each area applying innovative methodologies for the analysis of everytime more wide availability of quantitative information economy fonts. This research includes questions related to policy evaluation, industrial economy, job market behaviour, economics of education, economics of immigration, health economics, redistributive policy studies and economic development.
Particularly, we analyze problems with a great social interest as the job market and retirement pensions in Spain, genre problems, the allocation of resources in households, immigration processes, the electricity and communications market, the evaluation of European policies (including Common Agricultural Policy and environment policies), educational policies, health evaluation problems and international productivity comparisons. We also highlight our studies in intergenerational transmission.
The work in the areas mentioned above allows a greater knowledge of factors that determine the accumulation of human capital, the factors that foment and inhibit economic competition in different markets, the promotion of an institutional design that provides the necessary conditions to promote economic growth , improvements in issues of resource management, program evaluation and proposal development in different areas of the Economy.
The area of specialization in Macroeconomics includes studies in Macroeconomic Fluctuations, Fiscal and Monetary Policy, International Economics, Demographic and Family Economics, and the analysis of inequality and the risks faced by households.
The research includes both theoretical and empirical works and innovation in computational methods.
We study the effects of monetary and fiscal policy, including the evolution of public debt, on output, inflation and other economic aggregates.
We analyze various aspects of the labor market, such as the offer of work, the role of human capital and of entrepreneurs and self-employed.
Our research also covers macroeconomic aspects of the housing and energy markets and analyzes the effects of demographic change and the increase in dependence on the elderly.
Our research results help to influence decision-making at the state or international level for the achievement of political objectives such as the growth of the economy, the reduction of unemployment or the reduction of inequality.
The area of specialization in Microeconomics and Industrial Economics covers from pure theory and applied theory, to empirical and experimental works.
We investigate in a great variety of subjects of Microeconomics and Industrial Organization such as studies of regulation and policies of the competition in liberalized sectors (energy, telecommunications and transport), in competitive markets, auctions, future markets and imperfect competition.
We develop studies in strategic models of formation of social networks as well as their economic applications, theory of behavior in economic agents (limited rationality, learning and social evolution, altruistic preferences, cognitive biases, psychology and economics, behavior and institution design), environmental economics, as well as research on areas of the business sector as mechanisms of internal control of companies, the role of leadership in the theory of incentives in organizations and contracts and incentives.