Research Groups

On this page you will find information about the research groups that involve members of the Department, their research lines and a selection of the funded research projects.

  • Head: Ricardo Martínez

  • Members: Carlos Aller, Ricardo Martínez, Elena Molis, Juan D. Moreno-Ternero y Ángel Solano.

  • Research lines: Game Theory, Political Economics, Public Economics, Social Decisions, and Social Welfare.

  • Summary: Our main research field is microeconomic theory and its applications, with special attention to social choice and social welfare. The group has more than 100 publications in international journals. It has participated and/or headed more than 40 research projects, and it has also given more than a hundred talks at conferences and invited seminars. In addition, its members have been Editors, Associate Editor and/or Guest Editors in several international journals.

  • List of selected research projects recently funded:

    • Normative foundations for socio-economic indicators. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2021-2023. Reference: PID2020-115011GB-I00. Funding: 30.492 euros.
    • Mechanisms, collective decisions and public policies. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2021-2023. Reference: PID2020-114309GB-I00. Funding: 72.600 euros.
    • Preferences and policies on the welfare system under election. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2020-2022. Reference: PID2019-110783GB-I00. Funding: 28.556 euros.
    • Election rules, mechanisms and political decisions. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2018-2021. Reference: ECO2017-86245-P. Funding: 45.980 euros.
    • Distributive justice and social welfare in a context of scarce resources. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2018-2021. Reference: ECO2017-83069-P. Funding: 25.410 euros.
    • High frequency markets: Provision of liquidity, hidden volume and corporate governance practices. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2018-2020. Reference: ECO2017-86903-P. Funding: 35.090 euros.
    • The redistributive policy of income: Avoidance, inequality and meritocracy in democratic systems. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2017-2019. Reference: ECO2016-76789-P. Funding: 13.000 euros.
    • Public decisions and social welfare: Efficiency and distributive justice. Junta de Andalucía, 2020-2022. Reference: PY18-2933 Funding: 112.883 euros.
    • Expectations, asset prices and market frictions. Generalitat Valenciana, 2017-2021. Reference: PROMETEO/2017/158.

 

  • Head: Juan Antonio Lacomba

  • Memebrs: Francisco Lagos, Ismael Rodríguez-Lara, Juan Antonio Lacomba, Lorenzo Ductor y María José Ruiz-Martos.   

  • Research lines: Allocation Problems and Networks, Experimental Economics, and Political Economy

  • Summary: The members of this group develop their research mainly in the field of experimental economics, a methodology they use to analyze various issues, from testing theoretical predictions to studying the behavior of economic agents in different contexts.

  • List of selected research projects recently funded:

    • Experimental study on employment discrimination in the hiring process: The stigma of obesity in Europe. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2018-2020. Reference: PGC2018-097811-B-I00.
    • Experimental study on the use of the matching-gift strategy to promote plasma and blood donation in Andalusia. Junta de Andalucía, 2021-2022. Reference: P20_00029.

 

  • Head: Ana I. Moro-Egido

  • Members: Ana I. Moro-Egido, Betty Agnani, Daryna Grechyna, Francisco Rodríguez, Henry Aray, Julia García, Julián Díaz Saavedra, Juliette Milgram, Santiago Carbó y Pedro Jesús Cuadros.

  • Research lines: Banking: market structure, competence and regional configuration. International Economics: Economic integration and development. Inequality and redistribution: altruism, education, social security and intergenerational links.

  • Summary: The members of this group develop their research mainly in the field of banking, international economics and household economics. The methodology goes from theoretical models to econometric techniques. 

  • List of selected research projects recently funded:

    • Insecurity, well-being and risk behaviors in health. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2020-2022. Reference: PID2019-111765GB-I00.
    • Financial digitization in a context of digital revolution: Competition, regulation and adoption. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2019-2021. Reference: PGC2018-099415-B-I00.
    • Economic experiments out of the lab. Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2019-2021. Reference: PGC2018-093506-B-I00.
    • Financial digitization: industrial organization, regulation and effects of financial inclusionMinistry of Science and Innovation, 2018-2020. Reference: ECO2017-87581-P.
    • Labour Market Insecurity: institutional and individual perspective. Junta de Andalucía, 2020-2022. Reference: PY18-4115.
    • Equality of opportunities, social inclusion, and well-being. Comunidad de Madrid, 2020-2022. Reference: H2019/HUM-5793.