Joan Llull
Email Address
Postal Address

Dep. Economia i Història Econòmica
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Facultat d’'Economia
Edifici B –— Campus de Bellaterra
08193 Bellaterra
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona (Spain)

Telephone Number

+34 93 581 1365

Joan Llull

Assistant Professor
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, MOVE, and Barcelona GSE

Research interests: Labor Economics, Microeconometrics, Structural Estimation, Discrete Choice
CV: [html] [pdf]


Working papers:

"Immigration, Wages, and Education: A Labor Market Equilibrium Structural Model"  [pdf]
 Barcelona GSE Working Paper 711. Revised and resubmitted, Review of Economic Studies

"Internal Migration in Dual Labor Markets" (with Robert A. Miller)  [pdf]

"The Effect of Immigration on Wages: Exploiting Exogenous Variation at the National Level"  [pdf]
 CReAM Discussion Paper 36/14 — Barcelona GSE Working Paper 783. A post appeared in BGSE Focus.
 Revision requested (2nd round), Journal of Human Resources.

"Marriage and Health: Selection, Protection, and Assortative Mating" (with N. Guner and Y. Kulikova)  [pdf]
 A pervious version of the paper circulated under the title "Does Marriage Make You Healthier?"
 CEPR Discussion Paper 10245 — IZA Discussion Paper 8633 — Barcelona GSE Working Paper 795.
 This paper was elected one of the eight finalists of the La Vanguardia Science Award (more about it here)
 Posts appeared in The Economist, VOXeu, BGSE Focus, and in Nada es Gratis, and it got some media coverage.


"Understanding International Migration: Evidence from a New Dataset of Bilateral Stocks (1960-2000)", SERIEs—The Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 7(2), 221–255, June 2016.  [pdf]  [Code & Data]


Microeconometrics (IDEA PhD Program):

Outline [pdf]
Introduction:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]   Data [xls]  
Panel Data:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]   Data [xls]  
Discrete Choice:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]   Data [xls]  
Censoring, Truncation and Selection:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]   Data [xls]  
Duration Models:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Dynamic Discrete Choice Structural Models:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  

Probability and Statistics (QEM Erasmus Mundus Master):

Outline [pdf]
Descriptive Statistics:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Random Variables and Probability Distributions:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]  
Multivariate Random Variables:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]  
Sample Theory and Sample Distributions:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Estimation:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Regression:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  

Last year exams:   Midterm [pdf]   Final [pdf]  

Advanced Time Series and Panel Data (MPFM Master - Barcelona GSE):

Panel Data:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]   Data [xlsx]

Duration Analysis:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]   Problem set [pdf]   Data [dta]

Quantitative and Statistical Methods II (EPP Master - Barcelona GSE):

Panel Data:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Quantile Methods:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  

Causes and Consequences of Migration (Barcelona GSE Summer School in Labor):

Outline [pdf]

Other (old) materials:

Empirical Methods for Policy Evaluation: (CEMFI, MPhil, Winter 2016)   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Econometria (undergraduate, in catalan):   Slides [pdf]
An introduction to GAUSS:   Notes [pdf]
A Short Introduction To LATEX and Beamer (with Carlos González-Aguado):   Notes [pdf]


For some years, I've been organizing two conferences (one on Structural Econometrics and one on Migration) within the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. Videos of some of the presentations and some pictures are available here for 2016 and 2015 editions.

By February 2015, our article "Does Marriage Make you Healthier?" (with Nezih Guner and Yuliya Kulikova) was elected one of the eight finalists of the Fifth La Vanguardia Science Award that recognizes excellence on research produced in Spain during a given year. It appeared on paper here and here, and online here, here, and here.

In 2015, our article "Does Marriage Make you Healthier?" (with Nezih Guner and Yuliya Kulikova) draw some attention from the media. The Economist featured this post and this podcast on the blog The Economist explains. I was interviewed by some TV shows, including the News in Israel Channel 1 (video, in which I appear after minute 1:24), and L'Illa de Robinson, in the Catalan channel El Punt Avui TV (video). I was also interviewed in some radio shows, like Esto Me Suena - Las Tardes del Ciudadano García in Radio Nacional de España (podcast), Hoy por Hoy in Caracol Radio - Colombia (podcast), Esto Es lo que Hay in Caracol Radio - Miami (podcast), Aragón Fin de Semana in Aragón Radio (podcast), La Tarde en Euskadi in Onda Vasca (podcast), La Tribu de Catalunya Radio in Catalunya Radio (podcast), El Matí in Cope Catalunya (podcast), and A Bona Hora in Radio Sabadell (podcast), and it was featured by some stations featured in in their news bulletins, like Rac1 (podcast), Cope Catalunya (podcast), and Radio Flaixbac (podcast). Several newspapers featured it in their printed versions, which I recollected in this pdf. And it appeared online in several Spanish media, including, Antena3, Yahoo, 20 minutos, La Vanguardia, El Mundo, 324–TV3, ABC, El Periódico, La Razón, El Economista La Voz de Galicia, KISSfm, Radio Intereconomía, El Correo, El Diario Vasco, El Faro de Vigo, Libertad Digital, Heraldo de Aragón, El Diario Montañés, Hola!, La Verdad Murcia, Diario de Navarra, Ideal de Andalucía, El Norte de Castilla, Hoy Diario de Extremadura, Ara, Diario Sur, Las Provincias, Canarias7, Segre, Diario de Córdoba,, Diario La Rioja, La Región de Ourense, Radio Flaixbac, EuroWeeklyNews, El Punt Avui, Republica, Qué!, and in Latin American media, including, HispanTV, La Capital, Clarín, La Gaceta de Tucumán, El Periódico de Tucumán, El Informativo, La Gaceta de Salta, Sin Mordaza, Diario Panorama, DERF, InfoFueguina, Diario de la Provincia de San Juan,, 24Horas TVN Chile, El Dinamo, El Universal, SDP Noticias, Noticias Sin, Revista Perfil, Prensa Libre, Radio HRN, Máspormás DF, Noticias Puerto Vallarta, El Grillo Porteño, En La Brecha, La Nueva Radio YA, Ultima Hora, Montevideo Portal, Notícia al Día, El Venezolano.

By the end of 2014, the Barcelona GSE posted this video to promote its new logo in which I appear a few seconds starting from 0:14.

In 2014, in a series of articles on the situation of the Spanish university, El País featured an article here and here reviewing my experience in the Economics Job Market a few years before, to illustrate how it works.

In 2012, Hernán Ruffo, Manuel J. García Santana, and I were granted our PhDs in the Opening Ceremony of the academic course in Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. This was mentioned in La Vanguardia, La Razón, and 20 minutos here, here, and here (see a picture here).

In 2010, Diario de Mallorca published here the opinion of several former distinguished students, including myself, on the poor performance of Spain in the PISA report.

In 2009, Diario de Mallorca published here and here a feature on the careers of several former students at the Universitat de les Illes Balears that had been distinguished with the Prize of the Best Student awarding a BA in a given field in the preceding years, including myself.

In 2004, while I was a student, Jose Luis Groizard and I were awarded the Premi de Recerca sobre Cooperació Internacional al Desenvolupament by the Govern de les Illes Balears, which was briefly mentioned in Diario de Mallorca, Ultima Hora, and Diari de Balears here, here, and here.