Working Papers

  • Calling from the outside: The role of networks in residential mobility. CEPR Discussion Paper CEPR-DP13615 (with Konstantin Buechel, Max v. Ehrlich & Diego Puga)
  • Amphitheaters, cathedrals and operas: The role of historic amenities on suburbanization (with Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López & Ilias Pasidis) CEPR DP13129
  • The political economy of coastal destruction (with Pierre Magontier & Albert Solé-Ollé) PoliticalEconomyCoast021119
  • Banking the unbanked: Evidence from the Spanish Banking Expansion Plan (with Pere Arqué) WP Arque-Viladecans-oct2016


Building(s and) cities: Delineating urban areas with a machine learning algorithm Journal of Urban Economics (Forthcoming)(with Daniel Arribas-Bel & Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López)

Can urban renewal policies reverse neighborhood ethnic dynamics? Journal of Economic Geography. 20/2, 419-457, 2020 (with Nicolás. González-Pampillón & Jordi Jofre-Monseny)

Housing boom and local spending, Journal of Urban Economics, 113, Article 103185, 2019 (with Albert Solé-Ollé)

Big plant closures and local employment, Journal of Economic Geography   18, 163-186, 2018 (With Jordi Jofre-Monsey & Maria Sánchez-Vidal)

Next train to the polycentric city: The effect of railroads on subcenter formation Regional Science and Urban Economics 67, 50-63, 2017, (with Miquel-Àngel García-López & C. Hémet) 

How does transportation shape intrametropolitan growth? An answer from the Regional Express Rail, Journal of Regional Science 57, 758-780, 2017 (With Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López & C Hémet)

Market potential and city growth: 1860-1960,  Cliometrica, 11, 31-61, 2017 (with R Rafael González-Val & Dani Tirado)

Does zoning follow highways?,’ Regional Science and Urban Economics 53, 148-155, 2015 (with Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López & Albert Solé-Ollé)

Suburbanization and the highways: when the Romans, the Bourbons and the first cars still shape Spanish cities,’ Journal of Urban Economics 85, 52-67, 2015 (with Miquel-Àngel García-López & Adelheid Holl)

Sequential city growth in the US: does age matter?,’ Regional Science and Urban Economics 44, 29-37, 2014 (with Maria Sánchez-Vidal & Rafael González-Val)

Localization and urbanization economies: Evidence from the location of new firms in Spain,Journal of Regional Science 54, 313-337, 2014 (with Jordi Jofre-Monseny & Raquel Marín-López)

Do political parties matter for local land use policies?, Journal of Urban Economics 78, 42-56, 2013 (with Albert Solé-Ollé)

Lobbying, political competition and local land supply: recent evidence from Spain, Journal of Public Economics 96, 10-19, 2012 (with Albert Solé Ollé)

Can a knowledge-based cluster be created? The case of the Barcelona 22@district,’Papers in Regional Science 91, 377-400, 2012 (with Josep M. Arauzo-Carod)

The mechanisms of agglomeration: Evidence from the effect of inter-industry relations on the location of new firms, Journal of Urban Economics 70, 61-74, 2011, (with Jordi Jofre-Monseny & Raquel Marín-López)

Industrial location at the Intra-metropolitan level: The role of agglomeration economies, Regional Studies 43, 545-558, 2009 (with Josep M Arauzo)

Cities and the Internet: The end of distance?,’ Journal of Urban Technology 13, 109-131, 2006 (with Jordi Pons)

Agglomeration economies and industrial location: city-level evidence, Journal of Economic Geography 4, 565-582, 2004.

‘Central cities as engines of metropolitan area growth,’ Journal of Regional Science 44, 321-350, 2004 (with Albert Solé Ollé).

The location of new firms and the lifecycle of industries,’ Small Business Economics 2, 265-281, 2004 (with M.Teresa Costa & A. Segarra).

Kaldor’s laws and spatial dependence. Evidence for the European Regions,’ Regional Studies 33, 443-451, 1999 (with Jordi Pons).

The district effect and the competitiveness of manufacturing companies in local productive systems,’ Urban Studies 36, 2085-2098, 1999 (with M.Teresa Costa).