I am Full Professor in Economics at the Rovira i Virgili University since 2010. I have a Bachelors degree in Statistics and another one in Market Research, a Masters in Quantitative and Regional Economics from the University of Barcelona, and a PhD in Economics from the Rovira i Virgili University. I have had research visiting positions and fellowships at the University of Amsterdam, University of Aarhus, National University of Ireland, and Paris School of Economics. My research is multi-disciplinary with special interest are in economics of education, labor economics and housing economics

I joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13918
published in: International Journal of Educational Development, 102189
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13220
published as "The regional anatomy of youths' educational attainment in Spain: The role of the employment structure in local labour markets", Papers in Regional Science 99(5),  1487-1508.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9044
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 53, 133-142.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8999
Luis Diaz-Serrano, Frank Gyimah Sackey
published as "Microfinance and credit rationing: does the microfinance type matter?" Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 8(2), 114–131.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8110
published in: De Economist, 2015, 163, 125-153
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6722
published as "Decentralization and the Quality of Public Services: Cross-Country Evidence from Educational Data", Environment & Planning C: Politics and Space 37(7), 1296-1316
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5647
published as 'Decentralization, Subjective Well-Being and the Perception of Institutions' in: Kyklos, 2012, 65 (2), 179-193
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5578
published as 'Mortgages, immigrants and discrimination: An analysis of the interest rates in Spain' in: Regional Science & Urban Economics, 2014, 45, 22-32
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5338
published as 'Disparities in Work, Risk, and Health between Immigrants and Native-Born' in: Social Science and Medicine, 179-187
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4693
published as 'Immigrants, Natives and Job Quality: Evidence from Spain' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2013, 34 (7), 753-775
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4124
published as "Risk-Aversion and Income Growth: Replicating Shaw (1996)" in: Empirical Economics, 2013, 44 (2), 981-1004
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2569
Veneta Andonova, Luis Diaz-Serrano
published as 'Political Institutions and the Development of Telecommunications', Journal of Development Economics, 2009, 89, 77-83
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2318
published as 'Mobility and housing satisfaction: an empirical analysis for 12 EU countries ' : Journal of Economic Geography, 2010, 10 (5), 661-683
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1396
published as 'Income volatility and residential mortgage delinquency across the EU' in: Journal of Housing Economics, 2005, 14 (3), 153-177
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1355
published as 'Is there a risk-return trade-off in educational choices? Evidence from Spain' in: Investigaciones Economicas, 2006, 30 (2), 353-380
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1208
published in: Journal of Housing Economics, 2005, 14 (2), 109-126
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1008
published as 'Labor income uncertainty, skewness and homeownership: A panel data study for Germany and Spain ' in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2005, 58 (1), 156-176
IZA Discussion Paper No. 963
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008, 110(4), 711-731
IZA Discussion Paper No. 641
published in: Journal of Applied Economics, 2007, 10 (1) , 1-28