I am currently an Associate Professor (not permanent, agregat interí) at the Department of Economics at the Universitat de Girona (Spain). I obtained my PhD at the Applied Economics Department at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2009. Previously, I graduated from a MSc in European Social Policy at the London School of Economics and I hold a BSc in Economics and another one in Journalism at UAB.
Most of my research focuses on the Economics of Poverty and Inequality, Economics of the Family, Labour Economics, Health Economics and Applied Microeconometrics.
I am a member of the research groups EQUALITAS and EDReG.
(Only good) News:
January 2019: New publication accepted! Ayllón, S.; Radicic, D. (2019). 'Product innovation, process innovation and export propensity: persistence, complementarities and feedback effects in Spanish firms', Applied Economics, forthcoming.
January 2019: Our latest publication on teaching innovation is now out on paper! Alsina, Á.; Ayllón, S.; Colomer, J. (2019). ‘Validating the Narrative Reflection Assessment Rubric (NARRA) for reflective narratives in higher education’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 44(1): 155-168. [DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2018.1486391]
December 2018: I have presented at the conference series "The autumn with NEOMA" a popular talk on the interrelationship between poverty and health at Casa de Cultura in Girona invited by the Neuroscientist group at the University. See programme and link.
December 2018: I will be presenting at the 43rd Simposio de la Asociación Española de Economía in Madrid.
July 2018: Sami has been born. On maternity leave from July to December 2018!
April 2018: New funding! Our COST-Action proposal "Transdisciplinary solutions to cross sectoral disadvantage in youth" (YOUNG-IN) has been approved!
March 2018: My article (with N.N. Ferreira-Batista) at the Journal of Health Economics is now out on paper! Ayllón, S. and N.N. Ferreira-Batista (2018). 'Unemployment, drugs and attitudes among European youth', Journal of Health Economics, 57, 236-248.
February 2018: New funding! Grup de Recerca Reconegut (GRC), 2017-2020, AGAUR. Project title: Theoretical and applied macroeconomics: inequality, partial information and expectations (2017-SGR-1571), 36.800 euros (PI: Albert Marcet, IAE-CSIC UAB).