I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics (School of Economics and Business, Universitat de Barcelona) and a Researcher at the Barcelona Institut of Economics (IEB) where I run the Research Program ‘Cities’. I am the director of the Chair UB Smart Cities. I am also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and at CESifo.
My research interests include urban economics, economic geography and public economics.
Current research topics are: agglomeration economies and the location of firms; the impact of infrastructures on city growth and suburbanization; urban congestion and pollution, the effectiveness of city development policies, land use regulation and city growth, the political economy of coastal destruction and the impact of social interactions on residential choice.