I am an Economic Historian with interest in Economic Theory and Industrial Organization.
My thesis was centered on traditional irrigation communities in Murcia, Spain. Some of the towns in Murcia used auctions to allocate the water from the river while most others allocated the water through fixed quotas. I recovered auction data and estimated water demand, to assess the efficiency of each system. I also work on diverse areas such as auction theory, mechanism design and political economy.
Some of my recent projects include the study of inequality over the very long run, the long persistence of superstitions and religious beliefs and water allocation in California.
My article with Javier Donna just came out: “Complements and Substitutes in Sequential Auctions: The Case of Water Auctions,”The RAND Journal of Economics, 2018, Vol. 49, No.1, pp 87-127.