I am an Economic Historian with interest in Economic Theory and Industrial Organization.

My thesis was centered on traditional irrigation communities in Murcia, Spain. Some of the towns in Murcia used auctions to allocate the water from the river while most others allocated the water through fixed quotas. I recovered auction data and estimated water demand, to assess the efficiency of each system. I also work on diverse areas  such as auction theory, mechanism design and political economy.

I am happy to announce that, together with Leticia Arroyo Abad, we received a National Science Foundation grant to study migrant networks and the role of human capital in long term development.

Also, I have new working paper just out



Classical Measurement Error

Old Auction Room in Mula

Plots bought by LA 1904-1934

Worldwide Rituals for Rain



Assistant Professor of Economics

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