Lídia Farré

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Professora Agregada)


Labor Economics, Public Economics, Gender Economics and Migration.


2002-2006: Ph.D. in Economics, European University Institute.

2000-2002: M.A. in Applied Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

1996-2000: B.A. in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.



  1. “Gender Inequality in paid and unpaid work during Covid-19 times” (with Yarine Fawaz, Libertad González and Jennifer Graves). Review of Income and Wealth, (accepted). IF JCR: 2.122 (Q2). Citations: 211 (GS). Top-10 download list for Labor Markets at SSRN in August 2020.
  2. “Selecting Talent: Gender Differences in Success in Competitive Selection Processes”(with Francesc Ortega). Journal of Human Resources, (2021), doi: 3368/jhr.0320-10767R1. IF JCR: 5.485 (Q1). Citations: 2 (GS).
  3. “The Global COVID-19 Student Survey: First Wave Results” (with David Jaeger, Jaime Arellano-Bover, Krzysztof Karbownik, Marta Martinez-Matute, John Nunley, R. Alan Seals and 37 others). Covid Economics, (2021), Vol 79: 152-217. Citations: 2 (GS).
  4. “Does Paternity Leave Reduce Fertility?”(with Libertad González). Journal of Public Economics, (2019), Vol 172: 52-66. IF JCR: 2.218 (Q1). Citations: 20 (WoS) and 107 (GS).
  5. “Feeling Useless: The Effects of Unemployment on Mental Health in the Great Recession” (with Francesco Fasani and Hannes Mueller). IZA Journal of Labor Economics, (2018), 7:8. IF SJR: 1.22 (Q1). Citations: 101 (GS).
  6. “Immigration and the Public-Private School Choice” (with Francesc Ortega and Ryuichi Tanaka). Labour Economics, (2018), Vol 51: 184-201. Best Paper Award Labour Economics, 2018. IF JCR: 1.327 (Q2). Citations: 6 (WoS) and 28 (GS).
  7. “Immigration, Assimilation and the Future of Public Education” (with Francesc Ortega and Ryuichi Tanaka) European Journal of Political Economy, (2017), Vol 52: 141-165. IF JCR: 1.782 (Q2). Citations: 5 (WoS) and 19 (GS).
  8. “New Evidence on the Healthy Immigrant Effect”, Journal of Population Economics, (2016), Vol 29(2): 365-394. IF JCR: 1.840 (Q2). Citations: 18 (WoS) and 52 (GS).
  9. “Rental Housing Discrimination and the Persistence of Ethnic Enclaves” (with Mariano Bosch and M.Angeles Carnero), SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, (2015), Vol 6(2): 129-152. IF JCR: 0.833 (Q3). Citations: 13 (WoS) and 42 (GS).
  10. “Parental Leave Policies and Gender Equality – A Survey of the Literature”,Estudios de Economia Aplicada. (Invited contribution), (2015), Vol 34 (1): 45-60. Citations: 4 (WoS) and 19 (GS).
  11. “Immigrants from Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries in Spain” (with Núria Rodriguez), IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, (2014), 3:1. IF SJR: 0.52 (Q3). Citations: 2 (WoS) and 13 (GS).
  12. “Immigration and the Informal Labor Market” (with Mariano Bosch), Cuadernos Económicos, ICE, (2014), Vol 87: 187-203. Citations: 24 (GS).
  13. “Media Exposure and Internal Migration – Evidence from Indonesia” (with Francesco Fasani), Journal of Development Economics, (2013), Vol 102: 48-61. IF JCR: 2.411 (Q1). Citations: 24 (WoS) and 90 (GS).
  14. “The Role of Men in the Economic and Social Development of Women – Implications for Gender Equality”, World Bank Research Observer, (2013), Vol 28(1): 22-51. IF JCR: 2.150 (Q1). Citations: 8 (WoS) and 64 (GS).
  15. “The Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Role Attitudes and its Implications for Female Labor Force Participation” (with Francis Vella), Economica, (2013), Vol. 80, p.p. 219-247. IF JCR: 1.641 (Q2). Citations: 120 (WoS) and 454 (GS).
  16. “Does Increasing Parents’ Schooling Raise the Schooling of the Next Generation? Evidence Based on Conditional Second Moments” (with Roger Klein and Francis Vella), Oxford Bulletins of Economics and Statistics, (2012), Vol 74(5), p.p. 676-690. IF JCR: 1.368 (Q2). Citations: 13 (WoS) and 55 (GS).
  17. “Immigration, Family Responsibilities and the Labor Supply of Skilled Native Women” (with Libertad González and Francesc Ortega), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis&Policy (Contributions), (2011), Vol. 11, issue 1, p.p. 1-46. IF JCR: 0.554 (Q3). Citations: 47 (WoS) and 177 (GS). Top-10 download list for Migration at SSRN en septiembre 2017.
  18. “A Parametric Control Function Approach to Estimating the Returns to Schooling in the Absence of Exclusion Restrictions: An Application to the NLSY” (with Roger Klein and Francis Vella), Empirical Economics, (2013), Vol 44(1), page 111-133. IF JCR: 0.974 (Q2). Citations: 12 (WoS) and 49 (GS).
  19. “Information and Discrimination in the Rental Housing Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (con Mariano Bosch y Maria Angeles Carnero), Regional Science and Urban Economics, (2010), Vol. 40: 11-19. IF JCR: 1.228 (Q2). Citations: 84 (WoS) and 209 (GS).
  20. “Macroeconomic Activity and the Distribution of Income in Spain” (with Francis Vella),LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, (2008), 22, n.3: 383-410, (Leading Article in the issue). Citations: 26 (GS).



  1. Agència de gestió d’ajuts universitaris i de recerca, (AGAUR), (2021-2022), “Public Policies for Resilient Societies in Times of Pandemics”, (189.300 Euros). PI: Judit Vall.
  2. Call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19 (LL20-1), Observatorio Social de La Caixa, (2020-2021), “Gender Inequality in COVID19 times”, (30,000 Euros). PI.
  3. Spanish Government Research Grant, (2020-2023), “Reforma del sector público local: retos y presiones del envejecimiento y cambio climático sobre las políticas públicas” (PID2019-110397RA-I00), PI: Germà Bel and Daniel Albalate, (28,556 Euros).
  4. IZA Coronavirus Emergency Research Thurst, (2007), “The impact of covid-19 on work and time-use in the family”, PI: Libertad González, (7,500 Euros).
  5. Fundación La Caixa research grant, (2018-2020), “Is there a socio-economic gradient in the participation in postgraduate education?”, (45,454 Euros). Co-PI with Francesc Ortega.
  6. Financial Support to Catalan Research Groups, AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya, (2017-2021), “Governs i Mercats” (SGR 2017-644), PI: Xavier Fageda, (36,800 Euros).
  7. European Comission, SHINE. Jean Monnet Network, (2019-2022), “Sharing Economy and Inequalities across Europe” (611585-EPP-1-2019-1), PI: Germà Bel, (55,000. Euros).
  8. Ramón Areces Research Grant in Social Science, (2016-2018), “Parental leave policies and labor market inequality”, (36.000 Euros). PI.
  9. Spanish Government Research Grant, (2016-2019), “Análisis y evaluación de políticas públicas: metodologías y aplicaciones empíricas” (ECO2016-76866-R), PI: Germà Bel and Daniel Albalate, (25,410 Euros).
  10. Recercaixa, (2015-2018), “Avaluació de programes de cerca de feina per a la reducció de l’atur de llarga durada i de l’exclusió social”, PI: Germà Bel, (79,738 Euros).
  11. Financial Support to Catalan Research Groups, AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya, (2014-2017), “Governs i Mercats” (SGR2014-325), PI: Germà Bel, (30,000 Euros).
  12. Spanish Government Research Grant, (2014-2016), “Fricciones y Fallos en Viejos y Nuevos Mercados” (ECO2014-59959-P-P), PI: Roberto Burguet Verde, (32,000 Euros).
  13. Recercaixa, (2012-2015), “Coping Strategies of Young People in the Midst of the Spanish Crisis”, PI: Hannes Mueller, (56,000 Euros).
  14. Spanish Government Research Grant, (2011-2013), “Contratos, Negociaciones y Mercados”, ECO2011-29663, PI: Roberto Burguet Verde, (50,820 Euros).
  15. Financial Support to Catalan Research Groups, AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya, (2009-2011), “Migrations” (SGR 2009-896), PI: Ana Rute Cardoso, (32,800 Euros).
  16. Spanish Government Research Grant, (2008-2010), “Modelos Econométricos: Aspectos Teóricos y Aplicaciones en Microeconometria y Econometría Financiera” (ECO2008-05721/ECON), PI: Juan Mora López, (127,050 Euros).
  17. Ramón Areces Research Grant in Social Science, (2008-2010), “Discrimination by race and gender in the rental market”, PI: Angeles Carnero, (36,000 Euros).
  18. Research grant, IVIE (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas), (2017), “On the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Role Attitudes”, (4.000 Euros). PI
  19. Spanish Government Research Grant, (2005-2008), “Modelos Econométricos: Teoría y Aplicaciones en Economía Laboral y Finanzas” (SEJ 2005-02829/ECON), PI: Mª Dolores Collado, (105,816 Euros).


Labour Economics – Best Paper Award published in 2018.

Labour Economics – Excellence in Reviewing Certificate in 2018.

ERASMUS + KA107 for stays abroad, Univeristat de Barcelona, 2018.

Research Accreditation (Sexennis de recerca) by the Agency for the Quality of the University System in Catalonia (AQU) in 2017 and 2020.

Teaching recognition (Mèrits de docència) by the Universitat de Barcelona in 2015 and 2019.

Accredited as “Professor Agregat” and “Professor Lector” by the Agency for the Quality of the University System in Catalonia (AQU) in 2013.

Accredited as “Profesor Titular de Universidad” by the Spanish Ministry of Education (ANECA), 2013.

JAE-DOC, Post-Doctoral Research Grant, 2009-2012.

European University Institute grant to complete post-graduate studies, 2005 –2006.

Salvador de Madariaga grant to finance post-graduate studies, 2002 –2005.




2021: Jornadas de Economía Laboral. Asociación Española de la Economía del Trabajo (online).

2018: Seventh Workshop in Economic Development – Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile.


2019: COSME Session, Simposio de la Asociación Española de Economía (SAEe), Alicante.


2022: IAE-CSIC, Banco de España.

2021: Universidad Nacional de Colombia (online); Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2019: Stratchclyde University; Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Universidad de Alicante.

2018: University of Neuchâtel; Université du Québec à Montréal; McGill University.

2017: University of Glasgow; UPF-CRES; Universitat de Barcelona, VII Seminari Anual IREA-UB; Universitat de Barcelona, BIG.

2013: Universitat de Barcelona.

2012: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

2009: Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

2008: CEMFI; Universidad de Oviedo.

2007: Universitat de Girona; Georgetown University; IFO – Munich; European University Institute; Universitat d’Alacant.

2006: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung; The Economic and Social Research Institute of Dublin; Universidad Pablo de Olavide; Universitat d’Alacant; Rovira i Virgili.

2005: European University Institute; Universidad de Navarra.


2019: 31st EALE Conference, Upsala; Second Catalan Economic Society Conference, Barcelona; 33rd Annual Conference of ESPE, Bath.

2018: SEC Winter Meeting, Barcelona (discussant); ASSET 2018, Florence; SOLE 2018, Toronto; XI COSME Workshop, Madrid (discussant).

2017: 29th EALE Conference, St. Gallen; First PSE-BSE Immigration Workshop, Paris; 31th ESPE Conference, Glasgow; 1st Catalan Economic Society Conference, Barcelona; 1st IZA Workshop on gender and Family Economics, Bonn; IZA Workshop on Social and Welfare Consequences of Unemployment, Bonn

2016: 30th ESPE Conference, Berlin; Summer Forum: Children’s Health, Well-Being and Human Capital, Barcelona (discussant)

2015: Health Economics Workshop, Alicante; 14th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists, Munich; 29th ESPE Conference, Izmir.

2014: Final SEARCH Academic Conference, Barcelona.

2013: 15th IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labor Economics, Munich; 10th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM2), Jerusalem; 18th Annual meeting SOLE, Boston.

2012: VI Inside Workshop, Barcelona; 24th EALE conference in Bonn; 26th ESPE Conference, Bern; II Workshop on Urban Economics, Barcelona; 5th COSME-FEDEA Workshop on Gender Economics, Madrid; IZA Workshop on EaP Migration, Kraków.

2011: 4th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureate in Economic Science; 4th COSME-FEDEA Workshop on Gender Economics, Barcelona (discussant); Norface Conference on “Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge”, London.

2010: 3rd Migration and Development Conference, Paris (discussant); 10th Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai; 13th Annual Labour Econometric Workshop, Melbourne; 7th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM2), Bonn; 3rd COSME-FEDEA Workshop on Gender Economics, Madrid.

2009: XXXIV Simposio de Análisis Económico, Valencia; 11th IZA/CEPR (ESSLE 2009), Munich; EALE 2009, Tallin; 24th Congress of the European Economic Association, Barcelona; III Inside Workshop, Barcelona;  I COSME Workshop, Madrid, Spain (discussant); 14th Annual meeting SOLE, Boston.

2008: I Workshop on Gender Economics (FEDEA), Granada; ZEW –Workshop on Gender Economics, Mannheim.

2007: XXXII Simposio de Análisis Económico, Granada; EALE meeting; 23th Congress of the European Economic Association meeting, Budapest.

2006: ASSET meeting, Lisbon.

2005: XXX Simposio de Análisis Económico, Murcia.



Lídia Farré





Teaching undergrads & grads

· Industrial Organization (UB BA in Business Administration)
· Empirical Industrial Organization (UB MSc in Economics & UB MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering)
· Competition Policy, Quantitative Techniques for Regulation & Antitrust (UB Master in Economics, Regulation & Competition in Public Servicies)