Publications

A Walk on the Wild Side: `Predatory' Journals and Information Asymmetries in Scientific Evaluations (joint with Mauro Sylos-Labini and Natalia Zinovyeva)
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 12309, LEM Working Paper No. 2017/01
Latest version: April 2018
Accepted for publication at Research Policy, special issue on "Academic misconduct"

Does the Gender Composition of Scientific Committees Matter? (joint with Mauro Sylos Labini and Natalia Zinovyeva)
American Economic Review, 2017, Vol. 107(4), pp. 1207-1238
[PDF] [DATA] [Slides presentation]
Note: This paper combines information that was previously reported in two different working papers: [WP Italy], [WP Spain]
Non-technical summary: Research Highlight of the AEA; Press release of the EEA; Times Higher Education; 15 min. video presentation

Politicians’ Luck of the Draw: Evidence from the Spanish Christmas Lottery (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)
Journal of Political Economy, 2016, Vol. 124(5), pp. 1269-1294
[PDF] [DATA] [Slides presentation]
Non-technical summary: nadaesgratis.es (Spanish,English)

The Role of Connections in Academic Promotions (joint with Natalia Zinovyeva)
American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, 2015, Vol. 7(2), pp. 264-292
[PDF] [DATA]
Non-technical summary: VoxEU.org, LaVoce.info

Why Do I Like People Like Me? (joint with María José Pérez Villadóniga)
[PDF] Journal of Economic Theory, 2013, Vol. 148(3), pp. 1292-1299

Are Women Pawns in the Political Game? Evidence from Elections to the Spanish Senate (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)
[PDF] Journal of Public Economics, 2012, Vol. 96(3), pp. 387-399
Non-technical summary: VoxEU.org, nadaesgratis.es

Do Recruiters Prefer Applicants with Similar Skills? Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment (joint with María José Pérez Villadóniga)
[PDF] Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012, Vol. 82(1), pp. 12-20

Can Gender Parity Break the Glass Ceiling? Evidence from a Repeated Randomized Experiment (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)
[PDF] Review of Economic Studies, 2010, Vol. 77(4), pp. 1301-1328       [DATA]
Non-technical summary of the paper: VoxEU.org, sociedadabierta

Do On-Line Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The impact of AlmaLaurea on University-to-Work transition (joint with Mauro Sylos Labini)
[PDF] David H. Autor (ed), NBER volume Studies of Labor Market Intermediation, 2009, pp. 127-154. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (link)
A translation of this article into Italian appeared at L'università in transizione: Laureati vecchi e nuovi alla luce della reforma, edited by Andrea Cammelli. Bologna: Il Mulino.

Differential Grading Standards and University Funding: Evidence from Italy (joint with Mauro Sylos Labini and Natalia Zinovyeva)
[PDF] CESifo Economic Studies, 2008, Vol. 54 (2), pp. 149-176
A translation of this article into Russian appeared at Вопросы образования№4 за 2009 год
Non-technical summary: VoxEU.org

Working Papers

Women and Power: Unpopular, Unwilling, or Held Back? Comment (joint with Pamela Campa)
Latest version: May 2017
Revise and resubmit Journal of Political Economy

What You Know... Can't Hurt You? A Field Experiment on Relative Performance Feedback in Higher Education (joint with Ghazala Azmat, Antonio Cabrales and Nagore Iriberri)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9853, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 11201
Non-technical summary: nadaesgratis.es
Latest version: January 2018
Revised and resubmitted Management Science

Connections in Scientific Committees and Applicants' Self-selection: Evidence from a Natural Randomized Experiment (joint with Mauro Sylos Labini and Natalia Zinovyeva)
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 12308, IZA Discussion Paper No. 9594
Latest version: January 2018

Can Gender Quotas in Candidate Lists Empower Women? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design (joint with Pamela Campa)
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 12149, IZA Discussion Paper No. 10888
Latest version: July 2017

Work in Progress

Do Gender Quotas in Hiring Committees Help Women? Evidence from Spain (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)

The Production Function of College Education: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (joint with Inés Berniell and Antonio Cabrales)

Performance Pay and Judicial Production: Evidence from Spain (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)
Latest version: [PDF]
Non-technical summary of the paper: nadaesgratis.es

The Effect of Ballot Order: Evidence from the Spanish Senate (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)
Non-technical summary of the paper: nadaesgratis.es

Top Civil Service: Meritocracy or Nepotism? (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)

Gender and Overconfidence in Selection Processes: Evidence from Public Examinations (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)

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