I’m a PhD Candidate in Economics at Columbia University. I’m interested in Political Economy, Experimental Economics, and Applied Microeconomics.
Effects of Exposure to Electoral Propaganda: Evidence from Spain (under preparation)
Parties spend a substantial amount of their budget in banners and posters that voters will see on the streets, but does this have any effect on voting behaviour? I exploit a novel dataset on the location of propaganda in two of Spain’s largest cities together with detailed information about socio-economic characteristics of their inhabitants to explore the potential effects of electoral advertisement density.
Party System Change and Economic Crises: Evidence from the Great Recession in Western Europe (under preparation)
Do economic shocks affect voting patterns to the point of changing the structure of a country’s political system? Using the effects of the Great Recession and the properties of the European Parliament elections I exploit a novel dataset that combines regional electoral results with party information to show that there’s a significant effect of economic crises on vote distributions, the emergence of new parties and their success.
The Effect of Incentives on Choices and Beliefs in Games: An Experiment with Duarte Gonçalves (July 2020)
Do incentive levels matter in strategic environments? Existing models disagree not only on whether gameplay is affected by incentive levels, the overall stakes players face, but also on why. In this paper, we present experimental evidence establishing that the level of incentives affects both gameplay and beliefs. Holding fixed the actions of the other player, we find that, in the context of dominance-solvable games, higher incentives make subjects more likely to best-respond to their beliefs. Moreover, higher incentives result in more responsive beliefs but not necessarily less biased. We provide evidence that incentives affect effort and that it is effort, and not incentives directly, that accounts for the changes in belief formation. The results support models where, in addition to choice mistakes, players exhibit costly attention.
- Political Economy (UN), Fall 2019 TA for Professor John Marshall
- Game Theory (UN), Spring 2019 TA for Wouter Vergote
- Economic Policy Analysis (MA), Fall 2018 TA for Dan O’Flaherty and Lena Edlund
- Game Theory (UN), Spring 2018 TA for Benjamin Ho
- Game Theory (UN), Fall 2017 TA for Benjamin Ho
- Principles of Economics (UN), Spring 2017 for Dan O’Flaherty
- Principles of Economics (UN), Fall 2017 for Prajit Dutta
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.A. in Economics, 2010-2014