Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer
Woodrow Wilson School
347 Wallace Hall
Princeton University, NJ 08544
B.A. in Economics, University of Barcelona,
M.A. Political Economy, Boston University, 1993
Ph.D. in Economics, Boston University, 1996
Fertility, Migration and
Labor Market Institutions; International and Regional Development; Income
Distribution and Political Economy; Freedom of the Press and Corruption.
1. Fertility Adaptation of Child Migrants to Canada (with Ana Ferrer), Population Studies (forthcoming 2013) (Working paper: Age at Migration, Language and Fertility transitions among migrants to Canada; IZA Working Paper #5552, March 2011.)PDF Working paper
2. Parental Son Preference and Children’s Housework: the Indian Case (with Tin-chi Lin,) Population Research and Policy Review (forthcoming 2013) PDF Working paper
3. Fertility Patterns of Child Migrants: Age at Migration and Ancestry in Comparative Perspective (with Ana Ferrer, Wendy Sigle-Rushton and Ben Wilson), Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, V.463, September 2012.
4. Student Performance in Elementary Schools: Evidence from Catalonia (with Maria Gutierrez-Domenech), Revista de Economia Aplicada Vol XX, 135-164, 2012.
5. The Interplay of Employment Uncertainty and Education in explaining Second Births in Europe Demographic Research Volume 25, Article 16, 2011. PDF file
6. Where are the babies? Labor Market Conditions and Fertility in Europe, European Journal of Population, 27 (1), 1-32, 2011.PDF Working paper
8. Is Fertility Indeed related to Religiosity? Population Studies July, 61 (2), 225-230, July 2007. PDF File
9. Are There Gender Differences in Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes across European Countries? (with Barry R. Chiswick), Journal of Population Economics, Special Issue - Ethnic and Racial Communities, 20 (3), 495–526, 2007. PDF Working paper
10. Marital Fertility and Religion in Spain, Population Studies, 60:2, 205-221, July 2006.PDF Working paper
11. An Economic Analysis of the Gap between Desired and Actual Fertility. The Case of Spain, Review of Economics of the Household 4:1, 75-95, March 2006. PDF Working paper
12. Religion and Changes in Family-size Norms in Developed Countries, Review of Religious Research, 47:3, 271-286, March 2006. PDF File
13. Vanishing Children. From High Unemployment to Low Fertility in Europe, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 95 (2), May 2005.PDF File
14. Changing Fertility Rates in Developed Countries. The Impact of Labor Market Institutions, Journal of Population Economics 17: 17-43, January 2004 (Copyright Springer-Verlag) PDF File
15. Are You Being Served? Political Accountability and Quality of Government (with Carles Boix and Mark Payne), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 19: 2, 445-490, October 2003. PDF File (Working Paper 438, Research Department Inter-American Development Bank, November 2000. PDF File Summary on Corruption and Freedom of the Press
17. Must We Choose? European Unemployment, American Inequality and the Impact of Education and Labor Market Institutions, (with Carles Boix ) European Journal of Political Economy 16: 611-638, 2000. PDF file
18. Sectoral Spillovers and the Price of Land: A Cost Analysis across U.S. States, Regional Science and Urban Economics 30: 565-585, September 2000 PDE File.
19. History and Coordination Failure (with Debraj Ray), Journal of Economic Growth 3: 267-276, September 1998. PDF File Reprinted in Dhilip Mookherjee and Debraj Ray (eds.) Readings in The Theory of Economic Development, Blackwell: London, pp. 84-93, December 2000.
20. Desempleo regional europeo. La interacción de la educación y el mercado de trabajo (with Carles Boix ), Cuadernos Economicos del ICE 63: 49-77, 1997.
1. Migrant Youth and Children of Migrants in a Globalized World. (with Marta Tienda), (Introductory paper) Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Special Issue on Migrant Youth and Children of Migrants in a Globalized World, v643, September 2012
2. Fertility, Feminism and Faith: How are Secularism and economic Conditions Influencing Fertility in the West?. In Whither the Child? Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility. P. 1-28. Eric Kaufman and Bradford Wilcox (eds.) Paradigm Publishers, Colorado 2013.
3. The Fertility Decisions of Canadian Immigrants, (with Ana Ferrer). Canadian Research on Immigration. Edited by Arthur Sweetman, Ted McDonald and Elizabeth Ruddick, John Deutchs Institute of Economic Policy, Queen's University. McGill-Queen's Press 2010. Book information Book webpage is http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2502.
4. What Matters for Education? Evidence for Catalonia, (with Maria Gutierrez-Domenech, Research Department, La Caixa Savings Bank, Barcelona), La Caixa Working Paper 2009
5. Constitutions and Democratic Breakdowns (with Carles Boix )). In Jose Maria Maravall and Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca, Controlling Governments: Voters, Institutions, and Accountability. Cambridge University Press, 2008. Book information
6. Fertility in Developed Countries. In L. Blume and S. Durlauf (eds.) The New PalgraveDictionary of Economics, 2nd edition. England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Dictionary webpage
7. Kempo to Democracy no Hokai (jointly with Carles Boix and translated by Yuki Yanai,) pp. 82-117, In Hideko Magara & Masanobu Ido, eds., Veto Players and Policy Change (Kyohiken-Player to Seisaku Tenkan), Waseda University Press, 2007. In Japanese (English summaries)
8. Canvi Demografic a Europa: la transformacio dels valors familiars i del mercat de treball in Centre d’Estudis Jordi Pujol (Ed.) Canvi Demografic i estat del benestar, Barcelona, 2007 Book information. Download Book
9. Divergent Patterns in Immigrant Earnings across European Destinations (with Barry R. Chiswick) In Craig Parsons and Timothy Smeeding (eds.) Immigration and the Transformation of Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Book information
10. The Political Economy of Trade and Economic Integration: A Review Essay (with Carles Boix ). In R. Devlin and A. Estevadordal (eds.) Bridges for Development, 2003. pp. 75-92. John Hopkins University Press and Inter-American Development Bank. Book Information
11. Comment on “Are You Being Served? Political Accountability and Quality of Government”. Summarized in Global Corruption Report 2001, R. Hodess Ed., Transparency International 2001.Book information PDF File
12. ¿Debemos elegir? Desempleo europeo, desigualdad americana y el impacto de la educación y las instituciones del mercado laboral (with Carles Boix) In: José María Maravall Herrero (ed.) Políticas de bienestar y desempleo, p. 263-284, Madrid 1999. Book information.
Co-editor jointly with Marta Tienda. Special Issue on Migrant Youth and Children of Migrants in a Globalized World, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v643, September 2012.
1. The role of language in shaping international migration: Evidence from OECD countries 1985-2006 (with Mariola Pytlikova, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark ) 2010.PDF IZA Working paper CREAM Working paper (Revise and Resubmit)
2. The Fertility of Recent Immigrants to Canada (with Ana Ferrer, University of Calgary, Canada), 2013
Unpublished and Working papers:
1. Chapter under preparation: Immigrants and Demography: Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility (for Handbook on the Economics of International Migration, Volume 1, edited by B. R. Chiswick and P. W. Miller for the “Handbooks in Economics Series”, Kenneth J. Arrow and Michael D. Intriligator eds., Elsevier B.V.) (with Ana Ferrer)
2. Speeding up for a son? Fertility transitions among first and second generation migrants to Canada (with Ana Ferrer, University of Calgary, Canada), 2012.
3. The role of political forces in shaping international migration (with Mariola Pytlikova), 2013
4. Exploring the “Welfare Magnet” hypothesis among Migrants across OECD destinations (with Mariola Pytlikova and John Palmer), 2013.
5. Democratic Stability and Political Institutions: A Survival Analysis (with Carles Boix ), University of Chicago, Spring 2005.
6. Balancing Childbearing and Work under Different Labor Market Arrangements: An Analysis of European Union Countries, 2008.
7. An Analysis of Adult Cigarette Demand in Europe: Evidence from Longitudinal Data (with John Tauras), UIC, 2005.
8. The Immigrant-Native Gap in Labor Market Earnings and Total Net Income across European Countries, 2006.
9. Earnings Differences among Married and Cohabiting Individuals across Gender. An analysis of European Union Countries, 2006.
10. Subjective and objective measures of religiosity and fertility choices in developed countries, 2007
11. Development as a Cyclical Process 2005.
Abstracts and Electronic copies of my papers are available on the IZA webpage www.iza.org or at the SSRN Electronic Library at:
Other Significant Accomplishments:
Co-director of the Child Migration Network, Princeton University. Since 2010. http://globalnetwork.princeton.edu
Research Associate, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Princeton University. Since August 2008.
Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research, Princeton University. Since July 2006.
Faculty Associate, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University. Since July 2006.
Research Fellow, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. Since 2004.
Associate to the European Network on the Economics of Religion. Since January 2006.
Visiting Associate Professor, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, NJ 2006-2008.
Visiting Scholar, Office of Population Research, Princeton University 2006-2008.
Population Research Center, University of Chicago, http://www.spc.uchicago.edu/prc/
NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Research Center at NORC and the University of Chicago, 2003-2005.
Great Cities Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001-2002
The Ohio State University, Visiting Assistant Professor 1998-99
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Assistant Professor, 1996-98
Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1995-95
WissenschaftsZentrum of Berlin (Germany), Visiting Scholar, May-July 1995
CIRIT Scholarship, Generalitat of Catalonia, 1992-94
Bank of Spain Scholarship, 1990-92