Working Papers

  • Amphitheaters, cathedrals and operas: The role of historic amenities on suburbanization (With MA Garcia-López & I Pasidis) IEB Working Paper Series, 2015/30 IEB WP2015-30 CESifo Working Paper CESifo WP5699-2016 (under the title ‘Express delivery to the suburbs? Transportation effects in heterogeneous European cities’)  UPDATED PAPER HERE:   Amphitheaters … (June2018)   NEW! (Submitted)
  • Can urban renewal policies reverse neighborhood ethnic dynamics? (with N. González-Pampillón & J. Jofre-Monseny) CEPR-DP11676 UPDATED PAPER HERE:  Urban Renewal Policy (Feb2018) (Revision requested)


Big plant closures and local employment, Journal of Economic Geography   18, 163-186, 2018 (With J Jofre-Monsey & M Sánchez-Vidal)

Next train to the polycentric city: The effect of railroads on subcenter formation Regional Science and Urban Economics 67, 50-63, 2017, (with MA García-López & C. Hémet) 

How does transportation shape intrametropolitan growth? An answer from the Regional Express Rail, Journal of Regional Science 57, 758-780, 2017 (With MA Garcia-López & C Hémet)

Market potential and city growth: 1860-1960,  Cliometrica, 11, 31-61, 2017 (with R González-Val & D. Tirado)

Does zoning follow highways?,’ Regional Science and Urban Economics 53, 148-155, 2015 (with MA Garcia-López & A. Solé-Ollé)

Suburbanization and the highways: when the Romans, the Bourbons and the first cars still shape Spanish cities,’ Journal of Urban Economics 85, 52-67, 2015 (with MA García-López & A Holl)

Sequential city growth in the US: does age matter?,’ Regional Science and Urban Economics 44, 29-37, 2014 (with M. Sánchez-Vidal & R. González-Val)

Localization and urbanization economies: Evidence from the location of new firms in Spain, Journal of Regional Science 54, 313-337, 2014 (with J Jofre-Monseny & R. Marín-López)

Do political parties matter for local land use policies?, Journal of Urban Economics 78, 42-56, 2013 (with A. Solé-Ollé)

Lobbying, political competition and local land supply: recent evidence from Spain, Journal of Public Economics 96, 10-19, 2012 (with A. Solé Ollé)

Can a knowledge-based cluster be created? The case of the Barcelona 22@district,’Papers in Regional Science 91, 377-400, 2012 (with J.M. Arauzo-Carod)

The mechanisms of agglomeration: Evidence from the effect of inter-industry relations on the location of new firms, Journal of Urban Economics 70, 61-74, 2011, (with J. Jofre-Monseny & R. Marín-López)

Industrial location at the Intra-metropolitan level: The role of agglomeration economies, Regional Studies 43, 545-558, 2009 (with J.M. Arauzo)

‘Cities and the Internet: The end of distance?,’ Journal of Urban Technology 13, 109-131, 2006 (with J.Pons)

Agglomeration economies and industrial location: city-level evidence, Journal of Economic Geography 4, 565-582, 2004.

‘Central cities as engines of metropolitan area growth,’ Journal of Regional Science 44, 321-350, 2004 (with A. Solé Ollé).

‘The location of new firms and the lifecycle of industries,’ Small Business Economics 2, 265-281, 2004 (with M.T. Costa & A. Segarra).

‘Kaldor’s laws and spatial dependence. Evidence for the European Regions,’ Regional Studies 33, 443-451, 1999 (with J. Pons).

‘The district effect and the competitiveness of manufacturing companies in local productive systems,’ Urban Studies 36, 2085-2098, 1999 (with M.T. Costa).