Xavi Ramos is professor of economics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He earned his BA from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1992, his MSc from the University of York in 1994, and his PhD in Economics from the Univeristy of Essex in 1998. Economic inequity is one of his main concerns and takes much of his research time and effort. He is currently working on equality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility. His research has been published in monographs, book chapters, and in a variety of journals including European Economic Review, Economica, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Surveys and International Tax and Public Finance. He is Book Review Editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005 and spent his sabbatical there from July 2005 until January 2006.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12118
Luciana Méndez-Errico, Xavier Ramos
published in: Education Economics, 2022.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11157
Xavier Ramos, Dirk Van de gaer
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12448
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10940
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2019, 65(S1), S228-S255. Winner of the John W. Kendrick Prize to the best article published in the RIW in 2019, awarded by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. Entry at the IZA Newsroom http://newsroom.iza.org/en/2017/09/22/equality-of-opportunity-for-what/
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10854
Esther Hauk, Mónica Oviedo, Xavier Ramos
published online in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2022, 102174 [Online]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9582
Dirk Van de gaer, Xavier Ramos
published in: Social Choice and Welfare, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00355-020-01261-3
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9541
Evans Jadotte, Xavier Ramos
published in: Journal of Development Studies, 52(12): 1810-1825. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1156089
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9407
published in: Social Choice and Welfare, 2017, 49, 577–603. DOI: 10.1007/s00355-017-1090-4
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6672
Xavier Ramos, Dirk Van de gaer
substantially revised version published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 30(5), 855-883
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4882
substantially revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2014, 72, 113-137. Winner of the 2015 Spanish Association for Labour Economics Best Paper Award.
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