I am the Unit Head of the Microeconomic Analysis Unit, within the Structural Analysis and Microeconomic Studies Department, at the DG Economics, Statistics and Research of the Banco de España. I obtained my Ph.D. in November 2007 at CEMFI and University of Santiago de Compostela. From September to December of 2006 I was a Graduate Affiliate Research Student at UCL. I joined IZA as a Research Affiliate from August 2006 to December 2012, and as a Research Fellow since January 2013. Since April 2022, I am a collaborating external researcher for ECOBAS, an Interuniversity Research Center of the three Galician universities that works in the field of economic, environmental and social sustainability.
In October 2007 I was awarded the Journal of Applied Econometrics Dissertation Prize for my paper entitled Modelling Heterogeneity and Dynamics in the Volatility of Individual Wages, and in June 2012 the Young Researchers ALdE Prize for my paper entitled The Cycle of Earnings Inequality: Evidence from Spanish Social Security Data (joint work with Stéphane Bonhomme).
My research interests include earnings dynamics and wage inequality, labour supply and labour mobility, gender economics, and financial competences. My research has been published in Quantitative Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, among others.
I am also part of the team in charge of the new Survey of Financial Competences (ECF), a initiative of the Banco de España with the aim of measuring the financial competences of the adult population in Spain.
Women in Economics (WinE):
Since January 2022, I am member of WinE Committee of the European Economic Association. The Standing Committee on Women in Economics was established on the requested of EEA President-Elect, Birgit Grodal, in 2003, and was created by the Executive Committee and the Council of the EEA at the 20th EEA Congress held in Amsterdam, 2005. The WinE objective is to support women in the economics profession by facilitating the formation of networks, by circulating information on, or relevant to, female economists, and by providing a forum for discussion of issues relevant to women in academics. For more details, please go to the Women in Economics website.
CEMFI Alumni Association:
I am the president of the CEMFI Alumni Association. This association aims, on the one hand, to become the meeting point for all alumni of CEMFI’s Master and PhD programs, and on the other, help contributing to the good image and prestige of the institution. Currently the Association brings together more than 500 alumni that successfully finished CEMFI’s program.
For several years, I have been member of the executive board of COSME, a subcommittee of the Spanish Economic Association founded to monitor the status of women in the economics profession and to undertake activities that improve their position.
Spanish Economic Association:
From 2017 to 2019, I was council member of the Spanish Economic Association. This association aims at promoting the dissemination of scientific knowledge in Economics, by organizing congresses, promoting publications and, in general, through any other means leading to that goal.