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Departament of Economics

University of Alicante
Carretera de San Vicente s/n
03080 San Vicente – Alicante, Spain

E-Mail: anna dot sdg at ua dot es
Phone: 00-34-965903400. Ext. 3259
Fax: 00-34-965903898

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Last Updated: October 2015

Current employment

Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Alicante


Centre for Studies in Health and Economics-Universitat Pompeu Fabra (CRES-UPF), Associate Researcher
MOVE and IZA Research Fellow


Ph.D. European University Institute, June 2003
Thesis title: “Essays on Labour Economics, Health Economics and Gender”
B.A. Universidad de Valencia, June 1998

Fields of interest

Health, Labor and Development Economics, Program Evaluation


Journal articles

Wage Rigidity and Disinflation in Emerging Countries”, with Julián Messina, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6(1): 102-133, 2014.

Smoking Persistence Across Countries: a Panel Data Analysis”, with Dimitris Christelis, Journal of Health Economics, 30: 1077-1093, 2011.

“Smoking Habits: Like Father, Like Son, Like Mother, Like Daughter?”, with María Loureiro and Daniela Vuri, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 72(6): 717-746, 2010. Paper ranked among IZA Top 10 Downloads.

“The Rise of Obesity in Europe: an Economic Perspective”, with Giorgio Brunello and Pierre-Carl Michaud, Economic Policy, 57: 553-96, 2009.

“Moral Hazard and the Demand for Health Services: a Matching Estimator Approach”, with Pedro Pita Barros and Matilde P. Machado, Journal of Health Economics, 27: 1006-1025, 2008.

“Parental Divorce and Students’ Performance: Evidence from Longitudinal Data”, with Daniela Vuri, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69(3): 321-338, 2007.

“The Euro Area Wage Curve”, with Jarkko Turunen, Economics Letters, 92: 93-98, 2006.

“Job-Lock and Public Policy: Evidence from Clinton’s Second Mandate”, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 59(3): 430-437, 2006.

Completed papers and work in progress

Coverage of Infertility Treatment and Fertility Outcomes”, with Matilde P. Machado. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 8445 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 5783. Under revision.

Minimum Wage: Does it Improve Welfare in Thailand?”, with Julián Messina and Ximena del Carpio. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7911. Submitted.

The Impact of Health Insurance on Stockholding: A Regression Discontinuity Approach”, with Dimitris Christelis and Dimitris Georgarakos. CFS Working Paper Series No. 48 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 8635. Submitted.

“The Effect of International Migration on the Health of Sons and Daughters Left Behind”, with Estefanía Albentosa. In progress.

 “The Impact of Emigration on Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes in Latin America”, with Julián Messina. In progress.

“The Labour Market Consequences of Downward Wage Rigidities and the Minimum Wage in Brazil”, with Gustavo Gonzaga and Julián Messina. In progress.

“The Labour Market Impacts of a Large Minimum Wage Hike: the Thai 300 Baht Policy”, with Julián Messina. In progress.

“Interactive Audio Instruction as a Language Teaching Method: Evidence from the Dominican Republic”, with Jennelle Thompson and Samuel Berlinski. In progress.

“Minimum Wages in the Garment Sector and Informality: the Case of Cambodia”, with Julián Messina. In progress.

Publications in books and other publications

“Comments on ‘Wage Curve Evidence from Turkish Regional Data: 2004-2008’, by Gonca Konyali”, Investigaciones Regionales, 24: 209-2010, Special issue on ‘Regional wage inequality: recent trends and labour market impacts’, 2012.

“Universitats i Estudis a Catalunya: una Anàlisi Comparativa”, with Julián Messina and Elena del Rey, in A. Serra Ramoneda (Ed.), Educació Superior i Treball a Catalunya. Estudi de la Inserció Laboral dels Graduats de les Universitats Públiques Catalanes, pp. 299-328. AQU, 2007 (in Catalan).

“Comments on ‘The Effect of Home-Ownership on Labor Mobility in The Netherlands’, by Michael van Leuvensteijn and Pierre Koning”, in J. Messina, C. Michelacci, J. Turunen and G. Zoega (Eds.), Labour Market Adjustment in Europe, Edward Elgar Press, 2006.

“L’Effetto del Divorzio sulle Performance Scolastiche dei Figli”, with Daniela Vuri, in G. Brunello, D. Checchi, C. Lucifora and A. Ichino (Brucchi Luchino, Eds.), Per un’analisi Critica del Mercato del Lavoro, Mulino, Laterza, 2005 (in Italian).

“Reconciling Motherhood and Work: Evidence from Time Use Data in Three Countries”, with Andrea Ichino, in D. S. Hamermesh and G. Pfann (Eds.), The Economics of Time Use, pp. 263-288, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2004.

Popular writing (non-technical)

“El efecto del divorcio de los padres sobre el desarrollo cognitivo de los hijos”, with Daniela Vuri. Article appeared in Sociedad Abierta, 2007 (in Spanish).

“The Rise of Obesity in Europe: an Economic Perspective”, with Giorgio Brunello and Pierre-Carl Michaud. Article appeared in Voxeu, 2009.

Professional experience

Academic positions and research visits

July – August 2015 Visiting researcher, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank
Sept. 2014 – March 2015 Assistant Professor, University of Alicante
2012 2014 World Bank, Senior Economist Consultant
2010 2012 Assistant Professor, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Jan. Feb. 2012 Visiting Researcher, LUISS Guido carli University, Rome
Nov. Dec. 2011 Visiting Researcher, World Bank
Oct. 2010 Visiting Researcher, World Bank
Jan. 2009 – Feb. 2009 Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University and World Bank
2005-2009 Assistant Professor, Universitat de Girona
Sept. 2008 – Oct. 2008 Visiting Researcher, RAND Corporation (Santa Monica)
Oct. 2007 – Feb. 2008 Visiting Researcher, FEDEA (Madrid)
2004-2005 CSEF Research Fellow, Università degli Studi di Salerno
2003-2004 Economist, DG-Research, EAM, European Central Bank
2002-2003 Visiting Assistant Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
2002 Summer Internship, Asian Development Bank
2001-2002 Assistant for Prof. Andrea Ichino, EUI
2001 Visiting Researcher, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Teaching experience


Instructor: Macroeconomic Principles, Macroeconomics (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2002-2003); Public Economics, Social Policies and the Welfare State (Universitat de Girona, 2005-2006); Applied Economics (Universitat de Girona, 2005-2009); Econometrics II (UAB, 2009-2011); Labour Economics (Open University of Catalonia, 2004 and 2006-present), Statistics and Introductory Econometrics (University of Alicante, 2014).


Instructor: Linear Algebra (Economics Ph.D. Program, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 2004-2005); Econometrics (IDEA Ph.D. Program, UAB, 2012); Impact Evaluation: Theory and Practice (Economics Ph.D. Program, University of Alicante, 2015).

PhD dissertation reader

Federico Todeschini (UPF, 2010), Maria Teresa Blázquez (UC3M, 2003)

Awards, grants and fellowships

2015 Research grant ECO2014-58434-P (PI: Juan Mora), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
Research grant ECO2011-28822 (PI: Nezih Guner), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
Research grant SEJ2007-62500 (PI: Julián Messina), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
2004 Research grant SEJ2004-03276 (PI: Dolors Berga), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
2004-2005 Post-Doctoral Marie Curie Fellowship, CSEF, University of Salerno
2003 Research grant SEC2003-08714 (PI: Alfonso Alba), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
Jan.-March 2001 Pre-Doctoral Marie Curie Fellowship at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Sept. 2000-June 2002 Doctoral Fellowship, European University Institute
Sept. 1998-Aug. 2000 Doctoral Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998 Award to the Best Academic Record in Economics 1994-1998, Universidad de Valencia

Other professional activities

Departamental service at UAB

UFAE Visitors Program Coordinator (2010 – 2012)

Conference organization

Co-organizer (with Julián Messina) of the III Workshop in Public Policy Design, Institutions and Labor Markets, Universitat de Girona. Co-organizer (with Carmen Herrero and Íñigo Iturbe) of the 1st Health Economics Workshop, University of Alicante.


Spanish (native), Catalan, English and Italian (fluent)

Personal information

Date of birth: November 16, 1976. Citizenship: Spanish.