I’m a PhD Candidate in Economics at Columbia University
I’m interested in Political Economy, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, and Applied Microeconomics
This summer I will be joining J-PAL as a Post-Doctoral Associate at UC Berkeley, and at Yale University the following year.
I will be presenting later this year
at King’s College (7th May 2021 @ 3PM UTC+1 / 10AM UTC-4)
at the Spring Meeting of Young Economists (17th June 2021 @ 5:15PM UTC+1 / 11:15AM UTC-4)
at the EEA-ESEM Conference (23rd August – 27th August 2021)
at the ECPR General Conference (30th August – 3rd September 2021)
The Effects of Exposure to Electoral Advertising: Evidence from Spain
I measure the effects of street-level political advertising on voting behavior. I use a novel dataset on ad location in a major Spanish city during elections for the national parliament as well as granular socio-economic and voting data. This set-up, where more than two parties are running for office and elections are very competitive, allows me to explore the heterogeneous effects of ads across parties as well as how parties’ ads affect other parties’ vote shares. To identify the effects of parties’ ads, I exploit legally mandated randomized assignment of ad location to parties across multiple years. I find that a party’s own ads have a positive effect on its vote share, although the effects are heterogeneous across parties. A one standard deviation increase in the number of ads increases a party’s vote share by 0.79 percentage points on average. Ads of parties with ideologically distant platforms consistently have a negative effect on a party’s vote share. In contrast, ads of parties that are close competitors may act either as complements or substitutes in different years.
Welfare and Political Consequences of Public Investment in Amenities. Evidence from Spatial Data in Argentina with Pablo Warnes
Election Closeness and Strategic Voting
Demand for Attributes in Politicians
Columbia University — Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, 2015-2021 (expected)
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics — M.A. in Economics, 2014-2015
Universitat Pompeu Fabra — B.Sc. in Economics, 2010-2014