Pablo Agnese holds both an MA and PhD in economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include offshoring and the labor market. He currently holds a Lecturer position at UIC Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches economics courses to both undergrad and grad students.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2011 and became a Research Fellow in July 2014.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10299

We discuss the effects of low-skill offshoring on the endogenous schooling decision of workers along with the potential changes in the labor market. The analysis is performed in the context of a matching model with different possible equilibria. Our exercise suggests that the endogenous adjustment of low-skill workers can only...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8942
forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 2016

This paper delves into the recent events that led to the formation of the housing bubble in Spain and the resulting structural change that is arguably needed to put the economy back into the right track. For this purpose we calibrate a model with different equilibria descriptive of the labor...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8164
published as 'Low-skill offshoring and welfare compensation policies' in: Economic Modelling, 52, part B, January 2016, 408–426

We analyze the effect of low-skill workers offshoring on the welfare of the economy. In the context of a matching model with different possible equilibria, we discuss two policies that could potentially outweigh the negative welfare effects of offshoring, namely, an increase of the unemployment benefits and the flexibilization of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7323
publsihed as 'Offshoring and Productivity from a Time-Series Perspective' in: Advances on International Economics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, September 2015, 139-158

The subject of offshoring and productivity has not yet received the attention it deserves. Here I propose a simple framework for estimating the contribution of these strategies to the growth rate of labor productivity from a time-series perspective. This framework is then used to assess the impact of offshoring on...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5742
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, December 2012, 1:9

This paper analyses the labour markets of Spain and Ireland, which have experienced a severe downturn in the recent global crisis as reflected by the largest increases in their unemployment rates among other developed economies. Spain and Ireland might seem at first to feature very different labour markets, which go...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5517

First moves towards a real understanding of offshoring date back to very recent times. In particular for Japan, the studies conducted so far focus alone on the productivity effects of offshoring at the firm level. Here I carry out the analysis of both the employment and productivity effects at the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5463

The Japanese lost decade has become an intriguing puzzle for both economists and policy-makers alike, as the unemployment rate climbed to unprecedented levels and the growth rate of productivity decreased considerably. More recent times seem to present with a more optimistic outlook, but this is not yet the last word...