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.

Check out my interview at CNN Español – Programa GloboEconomia con Jose Antonio Montenegro, una produccion WarnerMedia.

Our article “Water Theft as Social Insurance: Southeastern Spain, 1851-1948,” with Javier Donna, was published at The Economic History Review

You can read about it in this short blog.



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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