Professor José V. Rodríguez Mora

Professor Rodríguez Mora is a macroeconomist with several research interests.

Prof José V. Rodríguez Mora

Professor of Economics

  • School of Economics

Contact details



Room 2.12, 31 Buccleuch Place

Areas of interest
Allocation of human resources
Political economy


José V. Rodríguez Mora was born in Barcelona in 1965. He studied Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, got a PhD from MIT in 1995, and moved to Universitat Pompeu Fabra upon graduation.

He has been visiting researcher at the IIES (Stockholm University) in 1998-99 and 2000-01. His previous post was at the University of Southampton.

As a macroeconomist his research is centered in

  • (a) the allocation of human resources (particularly its relationship with
  • (a1) the level of inter-generational economic and social mobility
  • (a2) accumulation of factors and
  • (a3) general economic efficiency and
  • (b) political economy, specifically:
  • (b1) time inconsistency issues with and without heterogeneous agents,
  • (b2) rationality of voters and irrationality of institutions; and aspects related to
  • (b3) the labor market and
  • (b5) the welfare state)

He has published on these subjects in the American Economic Review, the International Economic Review and the European Economic Review. He has also published in specialized journals like the Journal of Public Economics or the Journal of Economic Growth. Outside the profession, he likes to read and write on Nation, State, and its relationship.

Selected publications

  • "Unemployment Insurance Design: inducing moving and retraining" with Hassler, J. (European Economic Review 2008).
  • "Inequality and Mobility" with Hassler, J. Zeira, J. (Journal of Economic Growth 2007).
  • "The Effect of GNP Announcements on Fluctuations of GNP growth" with Schulstald, P. (European Economic Review 2007).
  • "The Survival of the Welfare State" with Hassler, J. Storesletten, K. Zilibotti, F. (American Economic Review 2003).

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