I am a founding partner of KSNET, a platform dedicated to knowledge transfer in the field of public policy. I hold a PhD in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona and also a MSc in Economics from University College of London. I am editor of Politikon, an analysis group focused on political issues, policymaking and social sciences, and a Country Expert for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute. I also teach at ESADE Business & Law School and I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
I have also conducted other research projects, first as a Research Fellow at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and in 2016 as a Junior Policy Analyst at the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
My expertise areas are public economics, corruption and quality of government. My doctoral dissertation, Essays on the Political Economy of Local Corruption, analysed the effects of information on corruption on citizens’ electoral behaviour and the media coverage of those scandals. I examine if some elements that define advanced democratic institutions - free elections, an independent judiciary, and press freedom - act as the channels through which democracies accomplish lower levels of corruption.