I am very happy to lead a group of junior researchers:
Pablo is a PhD candidate at the University of Girona under my supervision. His academic background includes a Master of Labour Economics from the University of Barcelona and a BSc degree in International Studies from Carlos III University of Madrid. He has gained valuable experience as a research assistant in academia and policy consulting. Pablo's current research examines the impact of Early Childhood Education and Care policies over the life cycle, with research interests in the economics of education, family economics, applied microeconometrics, public policy evaluation, and inequality of opportunity. Stay updated on his work by following him on Twitter (@pablobrugarolas; https://pablobrugarolas.github.io/)
Natalia Carralero de las Heras
Natalia is currently a full-time INVESTIGO research assistant (RA) in my team. She completed her BSc degree in Economics in University of Alicante in 2020. After that, she enrolled in the Master of Labour Economics, offered by University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the University of Girona, from which she graduated in 2022. Her master thesis studied the impact of having a child on the earnings of single mothers. She is planning of pursuing a PhD in Economics programme at University of Barcelona with the desire of further develop her academic career. Her research interests include labour economics, gender and family economics, and policy evaluation.
Samuel is pursuing a PhD at the University of Girona under my supervision. He holds a MSc in Economic Analysis and two BSc degrees, one in Economics and the other in Business Administration and Management. He has previously worked as a research assistant of mine and has contributed to various research projects. His current research focuses on assessing the effects of school meal subsidies on students' outcomes. Additionally, his research interests include poverty, food insecurity, inequality, applied microeconomics, and public policy evaluation. You can follow him on Twitter (@SamuelLF11) or visit his website (https://samuellado.github.io/)
Bernat is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the Universitat de Girona under my guidance. His academic background includes a MSc in Economics from the Universitat de Barcelona, trained and equipped to undertake high quality research. Additionally, he holds two BSc degrees, one in Economics and the other in Business Administration and Management. Bernat’s research interests lie in the intersection of labour economics, gender, inequality, poverty and public policy evaluation. Currently, he is delving into the effects of wage transparency on gender disparities.
Enza is currently a part-time research assistant (RA) in my team. She is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Bari (IT). She completed her BSc in Economics and Business Administration and MSc in Economics and Trade at the University of Bari (IT). During her academic career, she was for one year a visiting researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona working on smoking behaviour and its intergenerational transmission. She is currently involved in some projects about equality of opportunity in developing countries and individual well-being. Her research interests focus on Inequality, health Economics, policy impact evaluation, environmental economics, and individual well-being.
Andrea is currently a part-time research assistant (RA) in my team. She completed her BSc degree in Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2017. After that, she enrolled in the Master in Specialized Economic Analysis of International Trade, Finance, and Development offered by the Barcelona School of Economics, from which she graduated in 2022. Her master's thesis studied the impact of levels of anemia in Senegalese children after an EU-Senegal fishing agreement. She is planning on pursuing an international Ph.D. in Economics with the desire to further develop her academic career. Her research interests include labour economics, gender, development, and policy evaluation.
Camila is a PhD student under my supervision at the Applied Economics department at Autonomous university of Barcelona. Her research interest areas are labour economics, labour market gender gaps, women representation in different fields, and public policies related to these subjects. She has a master degree in Labor Economics, a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a bachelor degree in business administration and Economics. Professionally, she explored a variety of different professional roles during the nine years for which she worked at Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile. The most noteworthy working experiences are the role as coordinator of different projects in the social entrepreneurship and innovation field, the general coordinator of the Vice-Rectory of Research and Postgraduate Programmes, and the director of a regional business center.