Research

Sound, timely and well-designed economic policy-making can benefit enormously from economic research.

My main research areas are macroeconomics, public economics and labor and demographic economics. Examples include fiscal policies, taxation, public expenditures and pensions, debt, unemployment, retirement, and informal labor markets. In addition, from the beginning I have always been interested in international economics, such as trade and competitiveness. Several of my projects have been borderline cases between different fields in economics, or between economics and political science.

Regarding the methodologies, I primarily use quantitative macroeconomic modeling techniques, such as D(S)GE models, New Keynesian models, and models with overlapping generations. Nonetheless, I am familiar with (macro)econometrics, in particular, (S)VAR, time series, and panel econometrics.