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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: January 2023

Current employment

Professor of Economics, University of Alicante


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


Journal articles

Sibling Differences in Genetic Propensity for Education: How do Parents React?”, with Anastasia Terskaya. Forthcoming at The Review of Economics and Statistics. Appendix available here.

Gender Norms in High School: Impacts on Risky Behaviors from Adolescence to Adulthood”, with Núria Rodríguez-Planas and Anastasia Terskaya. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 196: 429-456, 2022.

Is the Math Gender Gap Associated with Gender Equality? Only in Low-Income Countries”, with Brindusa Anghel and Núria Rodríguez-Planas. Economics of Education Review, 79, 2020.

Association of a Genetic Risk Score with BMI along the Life-Cycle: Evidence from several US Cohorts”, with Anastasia Terskaya and Angie Upegui. PLoS ONE, 15(9), 2020.

Not Only in My Genes: The Effects of Peers’ Genotype on Obesity”, with Giorgio Brunello and Anastasia Terskaya. Journal of Health Economics, 72, 102349, 2020.

The Impact of Health Insurance on Stockholding: A Regression Discontinuity Approach”, with Dimitris Christelis and Dimitris Georgarakos. Journal of Health Economics, 69, 102246, 2020.

Minimum Wage: Does it Improve Welfare in Thailand?”, with Julián Messina and Ximena del Carpio. Review of Income and Wealth, 65(2): 358-382, 2019.

Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Social Norms and Teenage Smoking”, with Núria Rodríguez-Planas. Social Science and Medicine, 222: 122-132, 2019.

The Labor Market in Spain, 2002-2016”, with Anastasia Terskaya. IZA World of Labor, 403, 2017.

Coverage of Infertility Treatment and Fertility Outcomes”, with Matilde P. Machado. SERIEs – Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 6(4): 407-439, 2015.

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

Does College Selectivity Reduce Obesity? A Partial Identification Approach”, with Giorgio Brunello, Dimitris Christelis, and Anastasia Terskaya. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15612.

“Gender Asymmetries in Peer Effects in the Workplace”, with Julián Messina and Anastasia Terskaya. In progress.

“Returns to Formal Sector Experience. Is it About You or Where You Worked?”, with Julián Messina and Santiago Reyes. In progress.

“The Causal Effect of Facemask-wearing on Symptomatic Infection from COVID-19: Observational Data Evidence from 26 European Countries and Israel”, with Dimitris Christelis and Loretti I. Dobrescu. 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)

“Mujeres, hombres, resultados socioeconómicos y conductas de riesgo: el papel de la identidad de género”. Serie Fronteras del Conocimiento. Madrid: Funcas, 2018 (in Spanish).

“La cobertura sanitaria y las decisiones financieras individuales”, with Dimitris Christelis and Dimitris Georgarakos. Article appeared in Nada es Gratis, 2016 (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

Sept. 2021 – July 2022 Visiting Researcher, University of Padova
Oct. 2015 – July 2022
Associate Professor, University of Alicante
Sept. 2014 – Oct. 2015
Assistant Professor, University of Alicante
July – Aug. 2015
Visiting researcher, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank
Sept. 2014 – March 2015 Assistant Professor, University of Alicante
2012 14 World Bank, Senior Economist Consultant
2010 12 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. – Feb. 2009 Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University and World Bank
2005 – 09 Assistant Professor, Universitat de Girona
Sept. – Oct. 2008 Visiting Researcher, RAND Corporation (Santa Monica)
Oct. 2007 – Feb. 2008 Visiting Researcher, FEDEA (Madrid)
2004 – 05 CSEF Research Fellow, Università degli Studi di Salerno
2003 – 04 Economist, DG-Research, EAM, European Central Bank
2002 – 03 Visiting Assistant Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
2002 Summer Internship, Asian Development Bank
2001 – 02 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, 2014-21); Introduction to Microeconomics (University of Alicante, 2022-23).


Instructor: Linear Algebra (Economics Ph.D. Program, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 2004-2005); Econometrics (IDEA Ph.D. Program, UAB, 2012); Global Economic Evaluation of Health (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Master in Health Economics and Policy, 2011-12); Personnel Economics: Applications to Health Care Organizations (University of Alicante, Economics Ph.D. Program, 2020-21); Impact Evaluation: Theory and Practice (University of Alicante, Economics Ph.D. Program, 2015-20, 2022-23).

PhD dissertation reader

Federico Todeschini (UPF, 2010); Maria Teresa Blázquez (UC3M, 2003); Miguel Ángel Borrella (University of Alicante, 2016).

Former Ph.D. students

Anastasia Terskaya. First placement: School of Economics and Business, University of Navarra.

Angie Upegui. First placement: Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Current Ph.D. students

Alba Soñora Noya and Blas Ángel Marín López.

Awards, grants and fellowships

2022 Research grant PID2021-124237NB-I00, Principal Investigator, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
2022 – 25
Research grant CIPROM/2021/068, Principal Investigator, Generalitat Valenciana                                                                                                                                                            2018 Research grant ECO2017-87069-P, Principal Investigator, Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
Research grant ECO2014-58434-P (PI: Juan Mora), Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
Research grant ECO2011-28822 (PI: Nezih Guner), Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
Research grant SEJ2007-62500 (PI: Julián Messina), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
Research grant SEJ2004-03276 (PI: Dolors Berga), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
2004 – 05
Post-Doctoral Marie Curie Fellowship, CSEF, University of Salerno
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
Award to the Best Academic Record in Economics 1994-1998, Universidad de Valencia

Other professional activities

Editorial Activities

Editorial Board, PLoS One, 2017-21.

Associate Editor, SERIEs – Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 2019-22.

Scientific Committees

Elected Executive Committee Member of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), 2017-2020.

Coordinator of the evaluation of funding proposals by the Spanish National Evaluation Agency, since July 2018 (Colaboradora, Agencia Estatal de Investigación).

Conference organization

Co-organizer (with Julián Messina) of the III Workshop in Public Policy Design, Institutions and Labor Markets, Universitat de Girona (2007).

Co-organizer (with Carmen Herrero and Íñigo Iturbe) of the 1st Health Economics Workshop, University of Alicante (2015).

Co-organizer (with Pedro Albarrán and Carmen Herrero) of the PROMETEO Workshop on Applied Microeconomics and Gender, University of Alicante (2020).


Director of the Ph.D. Program in Quantitative Economics, University of Alicante, since September 2022.

Elected council member of the Spanish Economic Association, 2022-25.

UFAE Visitors Program Coordinator, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2010-12.


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

Personal information

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