I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Southern Methodist University. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, I studied at CEMFI and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
My research combines quantitative models and micro-data to answer questions on macroeconomics, household consumption, and labor economics.
PUBLICATIONS AND ACCEPTED PAPERS
Skewed Idiosyncratic Income Risk over the Business Cycle: Sources and Insurance (with Chris Busch, David Domeij, and Fatih Guvenen) AEJ: Macroeconomics, forthcoming
Income Contingent University Loans: Policy Design and an Application to Spain (with Antonio Cabrales, Maia Güell, and Analia Viola) - Economic Policy, July 2019
WORKING PAPERS (from most recent copy)
Urban Welfare: Tourism in Barcelona (with Treb Allen, Simon Fuchs, Sharat Ganapati, Alberto Graziano, and Judit Montoriol-Garriga) - updated, April 2021
Does Self-Employment Pay? The Role of Unemployment and Earnings Risk (with Joaquin Garcia-Cabo) - Submitted
Consumption and Tail Earnings Shocks - latest draft
WORK IN PROGRESS
Early-Career Job Instability and Life-Cycle Income Dynamics (with Antonio Cabrales and Maia Güell)
Assortative Mating and Income Dynamics of Couples (with Chris Busch and Fane Groes)
Self-Employment Promotion as Active Labor Policy: A Quantitative Evaluation using UI Capitalizations (with Joaquin Garcia-Cabo and Zoe Xie)
Last update: December 2020.