Santiago Budría is a microeconometrician mostly interested in labour, education and behavioural economics. Most part of his research output to date has gravitated around fundamental questions related to economic inequality and productivity performance and has been published in international peer reviewed journals. At the present time he is pursuing work investigating the role of personality traits, economic status, social capital and material deprivation in determining well-being levels in modern societies.
Santiago Budría is currently Scientific Director of ECEMIN, a research group located at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija and composed by more than 10 internal and external researchers. He is also member of CEEAPlA, a research centre funded by the Portuguese FCT. Santiago is involved and has participated in several research networks and long-duration projects financed by the European Commission (HPSE-CT-2002-00108), the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (ECO2008-04321/ECON) and the Regional Government of Andalucía (P07.SEJ.03261 and P07.SEJ.0487).
Santiago Budría holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from University Pompeu Fabra (1996) and a PhD in Quantitative Economics from University of Alicante (2003). He is one of the scientific coordinators of CEEAplA, a well-rated research centre financed by the Portuguese FCT.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2012.