I am an assistant professor at MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE. My CV is here [.pdf] and my current research below.
My address is: Plaza Civica s/n, Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193, Spain.
E-mail me to: rauls[at]movebarcelona.eu
Research on age at first birth and mother's lifetime earnings featured on Forbes
Research on land misallocation in Malawi featured on The IGC Blog
Innovation and Inequality Conference (Wash.U.-St. Louis FED-MOVE) Program
Health Economics: New Technologies, Adoption and Hospital Management (MOVE) Program
'The Consumption, Income and Wealth of the Poorest: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Rural and Urban Sub-Saharan Africa for Macroeconomists', with Leandro de Magalhaes (2017) [.pdf] [Online Appendix]
'Methods versus Substance: the Effects of Technology Shocks on Hours', with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, Frank Schorfheide, Cristina Fuentes-Albero and Maxym Khrysko [.pdf] [Other versions NBER 15373, Minn. FED Staff Report 433 ]
Journal of Monetary Economics (2012), 59(8), pp. 826-846.
'Redistributive Shocks and Productivity Shocks', with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull [.pdf] [code]
Journal of Monetary Economics (2010), 57(8), pp. 931-948.
Work in Progress
'Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development' [.pdf] (new draft coming soon!)
'Balanced Growth Path and Preferences: There is No Need for CRRA Felicity Functions', with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull.
'Social Insurance Barriers to Economic Growth', with Leandro de Magalhaes, Dongya Koh, and Yu Zheng
'A View of Growth Facts with Intellectual Property Products Capital: Evidence from 31 OECD Countries', with Sangmin Aum and Dongya Koh
'Constrained-Efficient Entrepreneurship', with Lian Allub, Axelle Ferreire and Yu Zheng