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

I received a PhD in Economics at Northwestern University in 2014. My thesis was centered on traditional irrigation communities in Murcia, Spain. I am interested in water allocation and agricultural communities. My most recent work studies historical inequality and social mobility, in both sides of the Atlantic.

Our paper with Javier Donna, just got accepted at The Review of Economic Studies

“The Illiquidity of Water Markets: Efficient Institutions for Water Allocation in Southeastern Spain”


We are organizing a new conference for December 8th-9th.

Colonial Institutions in the Americas: Governance, Coercion, and Resistance

Check out the details here.


My article with Alvaro Parra just came out at the Rand Journal of Economics

I have two new working papers



             Classical Measurement Error

                  The Americas in 1588

Plots bought by LA 1904-1934

                 Rain Rituals worldwide


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