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JUAN CARLOS CONESA

 

Personal Information

Address                                                                       Contact

Department of Economics                                          Phone: (34) 93 581 3210

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona                           Fax:     (34) 93 581 2012

Edifici B – Campus de Bellaterra                                E-mail: juancarlos.conesa@uab.es

08193 Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès                     Web Page: http://pareto.uab.es/jconesa

SPAIN

 

Birth Date: December 17th, 1968

Citizenship: Spain

 

Areas of Research

Macroeconomics, Public Economics

 

Education

Ph.D. Economics, University of Minnesota, 1999 (Advisor: Tim Kehoe)

Ph.D. Economics, Universitat de Barcelona, 1998 (Advisor: Juan Tugores)

M.A. Economics, University of Minnesota, 1996

B.A. Economics, Universitat de Barcelona, 1991

 

Academic Employment

Associate Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2006-present

Visiting Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2005-2006

Visiting Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2003-2005

Associate Professor, Universitat de Barcelona, 2001-2006

Assistant Professor, Universitat de Barcelona, 1998-2001

 

Awards and Research Grants

Excellence in Refereeing Award 2013, American Economic Review

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, ECO2012-32392 (2013-15)

Research Excellence Prize UAB, 2010

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, ECO2009-09847/ECON (2010-2012)

Direcció General de Recerca, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2009SGR350 (2010-2012)

ICREA-Academia, 2009-2013

Second “Tramo de Investigación”, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (2007)

Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, SEJ2006-03879 (2007-2009)

Direcció General de Recerca, Generalitat de Catalunya, SGR2005-00447 (2006-2008)

Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, SEC2003-06080 (2004-2006)

Fundación Ramón Areces (2002-2003)

First “Tramo de Investigación”, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (2001)

Direcció General de Recerca, Generalitat de Catalunya, SGR01-00029 (2001-2005)

Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, SEC2000-0796 (2000-2003)

Direcció General de Recerca, Generalitat de Catalunya, SGR00-016 (1999-2001)

DGCYT, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, PB96-0988 (1997-2000)

Direcció General de Recerca, Generalitat de Catalunya, SGR97-180 (1997-1999)

 

Publications

§  “Intertemporal Discounting and Policy Selection”, (with Carlos Garriga), Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis Review 95(2), 165-180, 2013.

§   “Chronic Sovereign Debt Crises in the Eurozone, 2010-2012”, (with Cristina Arellano and Timothy J. Kehoe), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Economic Policy Paper 12-4, 2012.

§  “A Primer on Social Security Systems and Reforms”, (with Craig P. Aubuchon and Carlos Garriga), Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis Review 93(1), 19-36, 2011.

§   “Taxing Capital? Not a Bad Idea After All!”, (with Sagiri Kitao and Dirk Krueger), American Economic Review 99(1), 25-48, 2009.

§  “Optimal Response to a Transitory Demographic Shock in Social Security Financing”, (with Carlos Garriga), Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis Review 91(1), 33-48, 2009.

§  “Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Design of Social Security Reforms”, (with Carlos Garriga) International Economic Review 49(1), 291-318, 2008.

§  “Optimal Response to a Transitory Demographic Shock”, (with Carlos Garriga) in De Menil, G., R. Fenge and P. Pestieau eds. Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States, CESifo - MIT Press, 87-113, 2008.

§  “Modeling Great Depressions: The Depression in Finland in the 1990s”, (with Timothy J. Kehoe and Kim J. Ruhl), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review 31(1), 16-44, 2007.

[Also in Kehoe T.J. and E.C. Prescott eds, Great Depressions of the Twentieth Century, 427-475, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 2007.]

§  “On the Optimal Progressivity of the Income Tax Code”, (with Dirk Krueger) Journal of Monetary Economics 53, 1425-1450, 2006.

§  “The Status Quo Problem in Social Security Reforms”, (with Carlos Garriga) Macroeconomic Dynamics 7(5), 691-710, 2003.

§  “Explaining Cross-country Differences in Participation Rates and Aggregate Fluctuations”, (with Carlos Díaz-Moreno and José Galdón-Sánchez) Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 26(2), 333-345, 2002.

§  “Underground Economy and Aggregate Fluctuations”, (with Carlos Díaz-Moreno and José Galdón-Sánchez) Spanish Economic Review 3(1), 41-53, 2001.

§  “Reforma del Sistema de Seguridad Social y Adquisición de Formación”, (with Carlos Garriga) Investigaciones Económicas 24(2), 271-295, 2000.

§  “La financiación del sistema de Seguridad Social en España: efectos dinámicos de una posible reforma”, (with Carlos Garriga) Hacienda Pública Española XXX, 113-126, 2000.

§  “Sistema Fiscal y Reforma de la Seguridad Social”, (with Carlos Garriga) Cuadernos Económicos de ICE 65, 117-132, 1999.

§  “Social Security Reform with Heterogeneous Agents”, (with Dirk Krueger) Review of Economic Dynamics 2(4), 757-795, 1999.

 

Working Papers and work in progress

“Intangible Investment and Ramsey Capital Taxation”, with Begoña Domínguez.

“Sustaining Ramsey plans in overlapping generations economies”, with Begoña Domínguez.

“Gambling for redemption and self-fulfilling debt crisis”, with Timothy J. Kehoe.

“Intergenerational Policy and the Measurement of Tax Incidence”, with Carlos Garriga.

“Social Security as a Commitment Device”, with Begoña Domínguez.

“Productivity, Taxes and Hours Worked in Spain: 1970-2008”, with Timothy J. Kehoe.

“Educational Attainment and Timing of Fertility Decisions”, 2000, Working Paper UB.

 

Conference Presentations

Workshop in Fiscal Policy after the Crisis, Glasgow, UK, 2012

Minnesota Workshop in Macroeconomic Theory, Minneapolis, USA, 2012

No Lineal 2010, Cartagena, Spain, 2010 (plenary session)

Jamboree of the Enter Doctoral Network, London, UK, 2009

Simposio de Análisis Económico, Granada, Spain, 2007

Using Economic Models to make Policy Recommendations, San Sebastian, Spain, 2007

Workshop in Dynamic General Equilibrium Macroeconomics, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2007

NBER Summer Institute, Boston, USA, 2006

Workshop in Dynamic General Equilibrium Macroeconomics, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2006

MEA Workshop in Overlapping Generation Models and Uncertainty, Mannheim, Germany, 2005

Jornadas Béticas de Macroeconomía Dinámica, centrA, Granada, Spain, 2005

Summer Workshop in Macroeconomics, Auckland, New Zealand, 2005

CESifo / Delta Conference on Strategies for Reforming Pension Schemes, Munich, Germany, 2004

2004 Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, Florence, Italy, 2004

CNB/CERGE-EI Macro Workshop 2004, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004

Jornadas Béticas de Macroeconomía Dinámica, centrA, Málaga, Spain, 2004

Fourth RTN Workshop “Financing Retirement in Europe”, CORE, Belgium, 2004

2003 Summer Meeting of Economic Analysis, Vigo, Spain, 2003

2003 Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, Paris, France, 2003

CEPR Conference on “New Developments in Fiscal Policy”, Barcelona, Spain, 2002 (Discussant)

2001 Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001

II Seminar on Macroeconomics, IDEI, Toulouse, France, 2000

Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vigo, Spain, 2000

Simposio Análisis Económico, UAB, Barcelona, Spain, 2000

ESF Conference on “Social Insurance: Modelling Reform and Transition”, Istambul, Turkey, 2000

Workshop in Public Policy in Heterogeneous Agents Economies, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

1999 Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, Alghero, Italy, 1999

European Workshop in General Equilibrium Theory, Manresa, Spain, 1998

Workshop in Applied Theoretical Models of Social Security, CEMFI, Madrid, Spain, 1997

1997 Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, Oxford, England, 1997

Simposio de Análisis Económico UAB, Barcelona, Spain, 1996

 

Conference Organization

Scientific Committee of Simposio Asociación Española de Economía (SAE), 2005, 2012-2013

Scientific Committee Dynamic Macroeconomics Workshop, 2009 – 2013

Programme Committee of Workshop in Dynamic General Equilibrium Models (DGEM-REDg), 2006-2013

Programme Committee 21st European Economics Association Annual Congress 2006

Programme Committee ASSET Annual Meeting 2004

 

Invited Seminars

Arizona State University, Athens University of Economics and Business, Banco de España, Bank of Portugal, Cardiff University, CEMFI, centrA, Central Bank of Hungary, CERGE-EI, CREI, CUNY – Queens College, EIEF, Estudis Universitaris de Vic, European Central Bank, European University Institute, FEDEA, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Florida State University, Goethe University in Frankfurt, Institute for International Economic Studies, ITAM, La Caixa, Oxford University, Queen Mary – University of London, SUNY - Stony Brook, Toulouse School of Economics, Universitat d’Alacant, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universitat Jaume I, Universidad de Málaga, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Universidad de Valencia, Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Vigo, University of Basel, University of Bern, University College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Mannheim, University of Southampton, University of Southern California, University of Tokyo, University of Zurich.

 

Professional Service

Coordinator of the Unit of Foundations of Economic Analysis (Department of Economics and Economic History, UAB), 2007 – 2010.

Program Director of the MSc in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics), 2007 – 2010.

Associate Editor, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2006 – 2011.

Referee for: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Review, Annales d’Economie et de Statistique, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Cuadernos Económicos de ICE, Economica, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Economic Letters, Economic Modelling, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Investigaciones Económicas, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economics Association, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies, Revista de Economía Aplicada, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, SERIEs, Spanish Economic Review.

Referee for: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, ANEP (Ministerio Educación y Ciencia), European Science Foundation, Fundación Ramón Areces, Evaluación Proyectos MICINN, AQU (Generalitat de Catalunya), Czech Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 

PhD Thesis Advisor

Pau Pujolàs, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013 (expected)

Diego Gruber, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013, “Essays in International Macroeconomics and Trade”, Placement: Neometrics

Jan Grobovsek, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012, “Essays in Aggregate Productivity”, Placement: University of Edinburgh

Magdalena Erdem, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2010, “Essays on Bounded Rationality”, Placement: Bank of International Settlements

Ivo Krznar, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2009, “Essays in International Economics”, Placement: Central Bank of Croatia

 

Master Thesis Advisor

Pau Pujolàs, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2010

Ivo Krznar, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2006

Joan Farré, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2006

Magdalena Jurecka, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2005

Alexandre Dmitriev, IDEA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2005

 

PhD Thesis Committee

Enzo Cerletti, CEMFI – UIMP, 2012

Charles Gottlieb, European University Institute, 2012

Ivan Roberts, University of New South Wales, 2012

Lorenzo Burlon, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011

Alessandro Mennuni, University of Southampton, 2010

Alessio Moro, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2009

Antonio Mele, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2009

Francesco Caprioli, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2009

Paolo Pinotti, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2009

Joana Pereira, European University Institute, 2009

Davide Debortoli, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2008

Alexandre Dmitriev, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2007

Ricardo Nunes, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2007

Arnoldo López, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2007

Miguel Sánchez Romero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2006

Jesús Morales, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2006

Krisztina Molnar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006

Julian Díaz Saavedra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2006

Eva Cárceles, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2005

Hernando Zuleta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2003

Ana Hidalgo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2003

Carlos Bethencourt, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2003

Irina Yakadina, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2002

Arpad Abraham, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2002

Begoña Domínguez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2002

 

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

            PhD, Macroeconomics I (2012-13, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07)

            PhD, Public Finance (2005-06, 2004-05)

            PhD, Growth and Development (2005-06)

            PhD, Macroeconomics II (2003-04)

            Macroeconomics I (2011-12)

            Advanced Macroeconomics I (2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06)

            Macroeconomics for Mathematics Majors (2008-09)

Courses Taught at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

            MSc (in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets), Microeconomics (2009-10)

            MSc (in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets), Empirical Macroeconomics (2012-13, 2008-09)

            MSc (in Economics of Science and Innovation), Technological Change and Growth (2007-08)

Courses Taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

            MSc, Macroeconomics II (joint with J. Galí) (2006-07)

            PhD, Topics in Public Finance (2004-05, 2003-04)

            Advanced Macroeconomics (2004-05, 2003-04)

            Public Sector Financing (2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03)

Courses Taught at Universitat de Barcelona

            PhD, Advanced Macroeconomics (2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1999-00)

            Economic Theory of Capital and Income (2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01)

            Advanced Macroeconomics (1997-98, 1993-94)

            Advanced Microeconomics (2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1999-00, 1997-98, 1996-97)

            Intermediate Macroeconomics (2000-01,1999-00)

            Principles of Macroeconomics (1996-97,1993-94,1992-93,1991-92)

            Principles of Microeconomics (1996-97,1993-94,1992-93,1991-92)

Courses Taught at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

            Growth Theory (2001-02)

Courses Taught at University of Minnesota

            Principles of Microeconomics (1996-97,1995-96)

Courses Taught at Estudis Universitaris de Vic

            Intermediate Macroeconomics (1991-92)

            International Economics (1991-92)