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Sergi Jiménez-Martín

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Affiliated Professor, Barcelona GSE
Associate Researcher at FEDEA and CRES

Office: 20.280   Phone: +34 935421667

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Fields of Interest

Visiting Positions


Professional and editorial activities.

·       2017-present. Associate Editor Empirical Economics

·       2015-2016. Guest Editor of Health Economics for an Special Issue on Crisis and Health.

·       2015-2015. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Encuentro de Economía Aplicada.

·       2014-2018. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Simposio of the Spanish Economic Association

·       2013-present. Associate Editor of Revista de Evaluación de Programas y Políticas Públicas.

·       2012-present. Associate Editor Cogent Economics and Finance Research.

·       2012-2017. Member of the Editorial Board of Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy.

·       2010-present. Member of the Scientific Board of Cuadernos Económicos de ICE.

·       2009-2011. Social Sciences Scientific Coordinator. Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya).

·       2008-present. Director of the Barcelona Microeconometrics Summer School (BMiSS, Barcelona GSE).

·       2007-present. Director of LaCaixa-FEDEA Chair on Health Economics at FEDEA

·       2008-Member of the Scientific Committee of the IIPF 64th conference (Maastricht).

·       2007-present. Research Affiliate HEDG.

·       2006-present. Research Associate FEDEA.

·       2006-2007. Member of the Scientific Committee SAE.

·       2005-Organizer of the “Economics of Addiction and of Health inequality” workshop, Fundación Areces, UPF, Barcelona.

·       2003-2010: Director of Cuadernos Económicos de ICE.

·       2003-2005. Tutor. Graduate Program of Economics and Management. UPF.

·       2003-2004. Research Affiliate CENTRA.

·       2002­-2009. Editor, Cuadernos Económicos de ICE

·       2001-2004. Associate editor of the Spanish Economic Review

·       1999: Co-Director: 3rd PANEL COMPARABILITY (PACO) workshop.

·       1998: Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Berlin.

·       1997-2002: Editor of volumes 63 to 68 of Cuadernos Económicos de ICE.

·       Referee for: Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of the European Economic Association, PloS ONE, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Labour Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, International Tax and Public Finance, Social Science & Medicine, Economica, Applied Statistical Letters, European Journal of Political Economy, European Journal of Health Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Empirical Economics, Fiscal Studies, Oxford Economic Papers, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: issues and practice, Labour, Series, Investigaciones Económicas, Spanish Economic Review, Hacienda Pública, Moneda y Crédito, and Revista de Economía Aplicada.


Selected Publications

·       "Improving educational and labor outcomes through child labor regulation'', with Judit Vall and Elena del Rey, Economics of Education Review, 66October 2018, 51-66

·       "Does Long-Term Care Subsidisation Reduce Hospital Admissions?'', with Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana, Journal of Health Economics, 58, 43-66, 2018.

·       "Great Recession and disability insurance in Spain, with Judit Vall and Arnau Juanmartí, Empirical Economics, forthcoming, 2018.

·       "Trends in Labor Force Participation of Older Workers in Spain 1990-2015'', with Pilar Garcia-Gomez and Judit Vall-Castello, mimeo. Forthcoming in a NBER volume, 2018.

·       "Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain," with Pilar Garcia and Judit Vall-Castello, NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages, The Chicago University Press for the NBER, pp 269-300, 2017

·       "Public long-term care reform and private insurance in Spain: how economic crisis has affected both of them?'', with JM Labeaga and C Vilaplana, Health Economics, 25S2, 159-179, 2016.

·       "Bad times, slimmer children?'', with Judit Vall and Cristina Belles, Health Economics, 25S2, 93-112, 2016.

·       ''Financial incentives, health and retirement in Spain'', with Pilar Garcia and Judit Vall-Castello, NBER WP 17048, in D. Wise Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World:  Disability Insurance Programs and Retirement, Chicago University Press for the NBER, 2016.

·       The puzzling fall of the skill wage premium in Spain, with F Felgueroso & M Hidalgo, The Manchester School, 84(3), 313--435, 2016

·       Unmet needs in formal care: kindling the spark for caregiving behavior, with C. Vilaplana, Int. Journal of Health Economics and Management, 15(2), 153-184, 2015.

·       How well do individuals predict the Selling prices of their Homes?” (with H. Benítez-Silva, S. Eren and F. Heilland), Journal of Housing Economics, 29, 12-25, September, 2015.  (featured in The Economist, link).

·       Informal Care Motivations and intergenerational transfers in European Countries”, with C. Vilaplana, Health Economics, S1, 89-103, March 2015.

·       Do Spanish Informal Caregivers Come to the Rescue of Dependent People with Formal Care Unmet Needs”, with C. Vilaplana, in Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, 2015, 37 (2): 243-259.

·       Delaying the normal and early retirement ages in Spain: behavioural and welfare consequences for employed and unemployed workers”, with AR Sánchez-Martín and JI García-Pérez, de Economist, 162, 341-375, 2014

·       Incentive Effects of Minimum Pensions”, IZA World of Labor, 2014.

·       Multimarket contact in pharmaceutical markets”, (with J. Coronado and P. Marín), European Journal of Health Economics, 15(6), 623-643, 2014.

·       Dropout trends and educational reforms: the role of the LOGSE in Spain”, with F. Felgueroso and M. Gutiérrez, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2014.

·       The Determinants of Pricing in Pharmaceuticals: Are U.S. prices really so high?,” with A. Cabrales, Health Economics, 22(11), 1377-1397, 2013.

·       Business cycle and spillover effects on pre-retirement behavior in Spain”, with Judit Vall-Castelló, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2:8, 2013.

·       Retirement incentives, individual heterogeneity and labor transitions of employed and unemployed workers”, with A. Sánchez and Nacho García-Pérez, Labour Economics, 20, 106-120, 2013.

·       Health, disability and pathways into retirement in Spain”, with Pilar Garcia and Judit Vall-Castello, NBER WP 17048, in D. Wise Social Security and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms, Chicago University Press for the NBER, 2012, p. 127-174.

·       Trade-off between formal and Informal Care in Spain” (with C. Vilaplana), European Journal of Health Economics, 13(4), 461-490, DOI: 10.1007/s10198-011-0317-z, 2012.

·       La atención a la dependencia en España. La interacción entre el sistema social y el sanitario”, with C Vilaplana, Gaceta Sanitaria, SESPAS report, 26(Supl.1):124-33, 2012.

·       Trade-off entre cuidados formales e informales en Europa”, with P García-Gómez, and C Vilaplana, Gaceta Sanitaria, 25(Supl.2):115-24, 2011.

·       Disability, Capacity for Work, and the Business Cycle: An International Perspective”, with Hugo Benítez-Silva and Richard Disney, Economic Policy, volume 25, issue 63, 486-513, July 2010.

·       “Using the Health and Retirement Study to Analyze Housing Decisions, Housing Values, and Housing Prices”, (with H. Benítez-Silva, S. Eren and F. Heiland), Cityscape, July 2010.

·       Social security incentives, exit from the workforce and entry of the young”, (with M. Boldrin and P. García Gómez) in Jon Gruber and David Wise (eds) Social Security Programs around the world: the relationship to youth employment. Chicago University Press for the NBER, 261-294, 2010.

·       Inmigración y demanda de seguros sanitarios” (with N. Jorgensen), Gaceta Sanitaria, 2009.

·       State dependence and optimal consumption patterns: A dynamic model with applications to scanner data.” (with Antonio Ladrón de Guevara), Investigaciones Económicas (SERiE from 2010 on), September 2009.

·       Assessing the Wellbeing of the Spanish elderly”, with Michele Boldrin. UPF WP 939 , in J. Gruber and D. Wise, Social Security and retirement across the world: wellbeing, forthcoming in a Chicago University Press volume. 

·       Modeling consumption patterns in the attribute space: theory and evidence of hybrid behavior” (with A. Ladrón de Guevara), 2007, International Journal of Research in Marketing, 24(3), 245-253.

·       “An evaluation of the life-cycle effects of minimum pensions on retirement behavior”, 2007, (with A. Sánchez-Martín), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22(5), 923-950. [extended version: WP UPF 715].

·       Evaluating Spanish Pension Expenditure Under Alternative Reform Scenario”, with M Boldrin, in J. Gruber and D. Wise, Social Security and retirement across the world: fiscal implications, Chicago University Press, 2007, 351-412.

·       “A sequential model for older workers’ labor transitions after a health shock”, (with J.M. Labeaga and Cristina Vilaplana), 2006, Health Economics, 20(4), 1033-1054.

·       “Strike Outcomes and Wage Settlements in Spain”, Labour, 2006, 20(4), 673-698.

·       “Evaluating the Labor Supply effects of Alternative Reforms of the Spanish Pension System”, Moneda y Crédito, 222, 2006.

·       “Micro-modelling of Social Security and Retirement in Spain”, (with M Boldrin and F Peracchi), in Gruber, J. and Wise, D. Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: micro estimation, 2004.

·       “An empirical analysis of the demand for physician services across the European Union” (with J.M. Labeaga and M. Martínez-Granado), European Journal of Health Economics, 2004. 5: 150-165.

·       “Social Security Rules, monetary incentives and retirement behavior in Spain”, (with Alfonso Sánchez), Hacienda Pública Española, 2004.

·       “Latent class versus two-part models in the demand for physician services across the European Union” (with J.M. Labeaga and M. Martínez-Granado), Health Economics 11, 301-321, 2002. Reprint in The Econometrics of Health Data, A. Jones and O. McDonnell (eds). Wiley & Sons London.

·       “Sample attrition and labor force dynamics: Evidence from the Spanish labor force survey” (with Franco Peracchi),  Spanish Economic Review (from 2010 on SERIE), 2002.

·       “Patterns of Work and Retirement of Older Workers in Spain and Portugal” (with Juan Prieto), European Review of Economics and Finance, 2002.

·       Social Security and Retirement in Spain.” (with Michele Boldrin and Franco Peracchi) In Gruber, J. and Wise, D. (eds.): Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World. Chicago University Press, 1999.

·       “Controlling for endogeneity of strike variables in the estimation of wage settlement equations.” Journal of Labor Economics, July 1999.

·       “On the Testing of Heterogeneity Effects in Dynamic Unbalanced Panel Data Models,” Economics Letters 58(2): 157-163, 1998.

·       “Indexation and Wage Change Settlements: Evidence from Spanish Manufacturing Firms,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 60, 1998.

·       El conflicto en las relaciones laborales: Un panorama,” (with Marco ML) Revista de Economía Aplicada 17, 1998.

·       “Participation, heterogeneity and dynamics in tobacco consumption: evidence from cohort data,” (with Labeaga, J.M and López, Angel), Health Economics, 1998.

·       “Algunos Factores Explicativos de la Existencia de Huelgas durante la Negociación Colectiva en España.” (with Labeaga, J.M. and Marco, ML.) Investigaciones Económicas (from 2010 on SERIE), XX(2): 217-242, May 1996.

·       “It is Possible to Reduce Tobacco Consumption via Alcohol Taxation?” (Sergi Jiménez-Martín and Labeaga, J.M.) Health Economics 3(4): 231-242, July 1994.

·       La Incidencia y la Duración del Desempleo Masculino en España,” (with J Andrés & J García) Moneda y Crédito, 189: 75-123, 1989.

Books and Chapters                           

·       "Perfilado Estadístico: un método para diseñar políticas activas de empleo", with F. Felgueroso and Jose I. García-Pérez, Fundación Areces, 2018.

·       "Health status and retirement of older European couples'' with JM Labeaga and M Martínez-Granado, in Garcia J, Paramo JM y Matas A "Análisis empíricos sobre la economía española. Ensayos en homenaje a Josep Lluís Raymond Bara'', 2017.

·       “Labor Income and the Design of Default Portfolios in Mandatory Pension Systems: An Application to Chile”, (with A Sanchez-Martin, D Robalino and F Todeschini), forthcoming in Robalino et al. (eds) Social Insurance and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs, IZA conference volume, Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2015.

·       “Reforming the U.S. Social Security system accounting for employment uncertainty” with Hugo Benítez-Silva and José I. García-Pérez, 2016, in Hairault O and Langot F. "Labor Market and Retirement Interactions'', Oxford University Press, 57-90, 2016.

·       “¿Por qué el abandono escolar se ha mantenido tan elevado en España en las últimas dos décadas? El papel de la ley de educación (LOGSE)”, con F. Felgueroso and M. Gutiérrez, in A. Cabrales and A. Ciccone “La educación en España: una visión académica”, 2013.

·       Atención sanitaria y servicios sociales: una cuestión de integración o sólo de coordinación? (with Juan Oliva and Cristina Vilaplana, coordinadores), Círculo de Sanidad, Madrid, 2011.

·       “Balance y Retos de la Formación Profesional en España”, (with Florentino Felgueroso),  en Reformas para potenciar el crecimiento en España, CIVITAS, 2011.

·       “¿Por qué ha caído el premio salarial a la cualificación en España?", (with Florentino Felgueroso and Manuel Hidalgo) in A. Cabrales and M. Celentani (coord.) Talento, Esfuerzo y Movilidad Social, Monografías FEDEA, 2011.

·       Diferencias de coste laboral por género y sus componentes para las empresas en Andalucía, with José I. García Pérez, MA Hidalgo Pérez, CM Rubio Castaño, Consejería de Economía, Innovación y Ciencia, Sevilla, 2010.

·       “Incentive effects of Retirement Income Transfers”, with D Robalino & J Piggott in Closing the Coverage Gap:  the Role of Social Pensions and Other Retirement Income Transfers. D Robalino, R Holzmann & N. Takayama Eds.  World Bank 2009.

·       “Inmigración y Demanda de Salud”, with JM Labeaga and N. Jorgensen in Efectos Económicos de la Inmigración en España, FEDEA, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2009.

·       “Aspectos Económicos de la Dependencia y el Cuidado Informal”, Sergi Jiménez-Martín (coordinator and coauthor in three chapters + introduction+ epilog). Fundación AstraZeneca, May 2008.

·       “Le système de retraite espagnol: bref historique, dispositifs et réformes”, with José M. Labeaga, in Florence Legros (ed) Les retraites: Libres opinions d'experts européens, Paris, Economica, 2007

·       “Redistribution and Solidarity in the Spanish Pension System”, in Serge Allegrezza et al. (eds), Reforming European Pension Systems, Dutch University Press, Spring 2007.

·       “Incentivos y pautas de retiro en España” in Secretaria de Estado de la Seguridad Social 100 años de Seguridad Social Española, Ministerio de trabajo y Seguridad Social, Madrid, 2002.

·       Sistema de Pensiones y Mercado de Trabajo en España, (with Michele Boldrin and Franco Peracchi), Fundación BBVA, Madrid, 2001.

·       “Indicación Salarial y Desempleo.” (with Andrés, J. and García, J.) In Velarde, J. et al. (eds.): Empresas y Empresarios Españoles en la Encrucijada de los Noventa. Madrid: Civitas, 1993.


Other Articles


·       "Consequences of the Economic Crisis on Health and Health Care Systems'', foreword with P Garcia-Gomez and JM Labeaga, Health Economics, 25S2: 3-5, 2016.

·       “Recent developments in male disability take-up in Spain”, Regions Magazine, 292, 18-20, 2014

·       “Ageing, the economic crisis, and the reform of the pension system”, IEB report, 11-14, Barcelona, 2013

·       “Evaluación de las Consecuencias Laborales de la Reforma de 2011 y de Reformas Alternativas”, with H. Benítez and JI García-Pérez, Revista Economía Española y Protección Social, 5, 35-62, 2013.

·       “El sistema sanitario español: síntomas de una reforma anunciada”, with A Viola, El Médico, 1135, September 2012.

·       “Cuidados no profesionales y atención a la dependencia: los cuidados informales”, with P Garcia-Gomez, J Oliva, and C Vilaplana, Papeles de Economía Española, 2011

·       “Salud, Mortalidad y Participación Laboral en España”, with P Garcia-Gómez & J Vall-Castelló, Revista Econòmica de  Catalunya, 2011

·       “Incentivos, transiciones laborales, y su incidencia en las carreras laborales y cuantía de las futuras prestaciones”, Revista de la Seguridad Social, 217-234, 2010.

·       “Propuestas de reforma laboral en España”, (with Florentino Felgueroso), ItalianiEuropeini (in Italian), 4/2009.

·       “Sobre la Propuesta para la Reactivación Laboral en España”, (with Florentino Felgueroso), Revista Circunstancia, Septiembre 2009.

·       “El Empleo Juvenil en las Comunidades Autónomas Españolas: Incidencia del Salario Mínimo”, (with I. Güemes and C. Pérez), Revista Asturiana de Economía, 27, 2003.

·       “Determinación de ofertas en la negociación salarial” (with Jaume García), Cuadernos Económicos de ICE, 2002.

·       “Sistemas de pensiones y pensiones mínimas: Incentivos a permanecer activo y evaluación de reformas”, (with M. Boldrin and A. Sánchez), Hacienda Publica Española, 2000.

·       “Incentivos y pautas de jubilación en España” (with Alfonso Sánchez), Cuadernos Económicos de ICE 65, 1999.

·       “El impacto de la reforma de 1997 en los incentivos de jubilación y la deuda implícita....” Economistas, 1999.

·       “La Calidad de la EPA en la estimación de transiciones” (with Franco Peracchi) Ekonomiaz, 1999.


Submitted work


·       "The effect of changing the number of elective hospital admissions on the levels of emergency provision'', with Catia Nicodemo and Stuart Reading, 2nd round, Empirical Economics

·       "Hiring subsidies for disabled individuals in Spain: Do they work?'', with Judit Vall and Arnau Juanmartí, minor revision, EJHE.

·       "An investigation on the effect of quitting smoking on the probability of becoming obese", with FA Todeschini and JM Labeaga, R&R, Empirical Economics.

·       "The Effects of Employment Uncertainty and Wealth Shocks on the Labor Supply and Claiming Behavior of Older American Workers'', with Hugo Benítez-Silva and Nacho Garcia-Pérez, 2015, R&R Labour Economics

·       "Stirring to Care? The Effect of Demand Subsidies on Informal Caregiving and Intergenerational Transfers'', with Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana, mimeo,

·       "Mothers’ care: reversing early childhood health shocks through parental investments'', with Antonio Cabrales, Judit Vall and Cristina Belles, submitted.

·       "The unintended effects of increasing the legal working age on family behaviour'', with Judit Vall and Cristina Belles, submitted.

·       "Monte Carlo evidence on the estimation of AR(1) panel data sample selection models'', with Jos\'e M. Labeaga, 2015, submitted.

·       "Drug consumption and pharmaceutical copayment in Spain'', with A. Viola, submitted

·       "The Effect of Abortion Legalization on Fertility, Marriage and Long-term Outcomes for Women'', with Libertad González, Judit Vall and Natalia Nollenberger.


Work in progress


·       "Trends is Retirement incentives in the  Spanish Pension system: 1980-2016'', with Pilar Garcia-Gomez, Silvia Garcia-Mandico and Judit Vall,

·       "Joint Retirement of Couples in Spain'', with Silvia Garcia-Mandico.

·       "The effect of child labor laws on mortality'', with Judit Vall and Cristina Bellés

·       "The dynamics of fertility decisions in the UK, with Catia Nicodemo and E. deCao

·       "Labor Force transitions and incentives to retire in recessionary times'', with J.I. Garcia-Perez

·       "Mental Health and Long term care reforms'', with Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana

·       “Bequest Motives in Long Term Care:  Evidence of Insurance and Inheritance Tax Reforms”, with Joan Costa-Font and Cristina Vilaplana

·       “A life-cycle exploration of the effects of the Earning test on retirement and welfare, with an application to the Spanish case”, with A. Sánchez, mimeo, 2015.







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