Researcher in Political Economy, Development Economics and Conflict Studies
I am a tenured researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE(CSIC)) and an Associate Research Professor and Program Director for the Data Science for Decision Making M.Sc. at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). My CV can be found here.
My fields of interest are machine learning, political economy, development economics, conflict studies, and industrial organization. In my most recent research projects, I have analyzed how political institutions can make societies more robust, the channels through which violence affects the economy and how conflict can be predicted using millions of newspaper articles. Based on this last project we have launched the conflict forecast webpage which delivers monthly updates on conflict risks worldwide.
My work has been published in leading journals in economics and political science such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the American Economic Review (AER), the American Political Science Review (APSR), the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA) and the American Journal of Economics: Macro (AEJ: Macro). I have also produced research reports for governments, NGOs, the IMF, the World Bank, and the UN.
My research fields are in Political Economy, Development Economics, Conflict and Machine Learning.
My policy work is directly related to my academic research on armed conflict, political institutions and industrial organisation.
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