PERSONAL DETAILS

Diego Romero-Ávila

Associate Professor

E-mail: dromtor@upo.es

Telephone (+34) 954 348383

Fax (+34) 954 349339

Pablo de Olavide University

Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History

Carretera Utrera, Km 1

41089, Sevilla -SPAIN

 

POSITIONS

· From 01 June 2001 to 31 September 2001, Researcher at the Fiscal Policies Division, European Central Bank.

· From 15 November 2001 to 15 December 2001, Researcher at the Fiscal Policies Division, European Central Bank.

· From 01 July 2002 to 31 October 2002, Researcher at the Department of Research, European Central Bank.

· September 2004-, Associate Professor of Economics, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville.

· From 01 April 2011 to 30 September 2011, Visiting position in the Department of Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business

 

EDUCATION

1994-1998, Castilla la Mancha University, B.A. in Management and Business Administration, Distinction.

1998-1999, Castilla la Mancha University, B.A. in Economics, Distinction.

1990-2000, Exeter University, MSc in Economics, Distinction.

2000-2003, Exeter University, PhD in Economics. Supervisors: Prof. Simon Wren-Lewis (Oxford University) y Prof. Richard D.F. Harris (Exeter University).

 

AWARDS

Honours in Degree of Economics

Honours in Degree of Management and Business Administration

Honours in Master of Social Science in Economics

 

WORKING PAPERS

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2014). “The Economic Consequences of the Spanish Reconquest: The Long-term Effects of Medieval Conquest and Colonization”. Previous versions of this paper were presented at the 2014 American Economic Association Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, January 2014), the EH Clio Lab UC Second Annual Conference (Santiago de Chile, August 2014), the 2016 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference (Brighton, March 2016) and the 31th European Economic Association Annual Conference (Geneva, August 2016).

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2014). “The Distribution of Legal Traditions around the World: A Contribution to the Legal Origins Theory”, paper presented at the 2014 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference (Manchester University, March 2014) and the 29th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (Toulouse, August 2014).

 

Badunenko O. and Romero-Ávila, D. (2012). “Financial Development and the Sources of Growth and Convergence”, paper presented at the 2012 American Economic Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, January 2012) and the 27th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (Málaga, August 2012).

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2016). “The Economic Consequences of the Spanish Reconquest: The Long-term Effects of Medieval Conquest and Colonization”, Journal of Economic Growth, forthcoming. (access to Unpublished Appendices). *A non-technical summary is available here. *Media coverage in The Financial Times here.

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2016). Historical Frontiers and the Rise of Inequality. The Case of the Frontier of Granada”, Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming. (access to Unpublished Appendices).

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2014). The Distribution of Legal Traditions around the World: A Contribution to the Legal Origins Theory”, Journal of Law and Economics, 57 (3), 561-628. (access to Unpublished Appendices).

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2014). Legal Traditions and Initial Endowments in Shaping the Path of Financial Development”, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 46 (1), 43-77.

 

Badunenko, O. and Romero-Ávila, D. (2013). “Financial Development and the Sources of Growth and Convergence,” International Economic Review, 54 (2), 629-663. (access to Unpublished Appendices).

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2013). “Is Physical Investment the Key to China’s Growth Miracle?”, Economic Inquiry, 51 (4), 1948-1971.

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. y Usabiaga, C. (2013). “Does Fiscal Decentralization Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Corruption on Public Deficits?”, European Journal of Political Economy, 32, 205-231. (access to Unpublished Appendices).

 

Badunenko O. and Romero-Ávila, D. (2013). “Productivity Growth across Spanish Regions and Industries: A Production-Frontier Approach”, Regional Studies, 48 (7), 1242-1262. (access to Unpublished Appendices). (Detailed results are available here).

 

Oto-Peralías, D. and Romero-Ávila D. (2012). “Tracing the Link between Government Size and Growth: The Role of Public Sector Quality”, Kyklos, 66 (2), 229-255. (access to Unpublished Appendices).

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2011). “Information Disclosure, Banking Development and Knowledge-Driven Growth”, Economic Modelling, 28 (3), 980-990.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2009). “Multiple Breaks, Terms of Trade Shocks and the Unit-Root Hypothesis for African Per Capita Real GDP”, World Development, 37 (6), 1051-1068.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2009). “The Convergence Hypothesis for OECD Countries Reconsidered: Panel Data Evidence with Multiple Breaks, 1870-2003”, Manchester School, 77 (4), 552-574.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. and Usabiaga, C. (2009). “The Unemployment Paradigms Revisited: A Comparative Analysis of US State and European Unemployment”, Contemporary Economic Policy, 27 (3), 321- 334.

 

Rodríguez, J., Martínez, D. and Romero-Ávila, D. (2009). “Persistence in inequalities across the Spanish regions”, Papers in Regional Science, 88 (4), 841-862.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2008). “Questioning the Empirical Basis of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for CO2: New Evidence from a Panel Stationarity Test Robust to Multiple Breaks and Cross-Dependence”, Ecological Economics, 64, 559-574.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. and Strauch, R. (2008). “Public Finances and Long-term Growth in Europe - Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis”, European Journal of Political Economy, 24, 172-191.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. and Usabiaga, C. (2008). “On the Persistence of Spanish Unemployment Rates”, Empirical Economics, 35, 77-99.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2007). “Finance and Growth in the EU: New Evidence from the Harmonisation of the Banking Industry”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 31, 1937-1954.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2007). “Unit Roots and Persistence in the Nominal Interest Rate: A Confirmatory Analysis Applied to the OECD”, Canadian Journal of Economics, 40 (3), 980-1007.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2007). “The Unit Root Hypothesis for Aggregate Output May Not Hold after All: New Evidence from a Panel Stationarity Test with Multiple Breaks”, Southern Economic Journal, 73 (3), 642-658.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. and Usabiaga C. (2007). “Unit Root Tests, Persistence and the Unemployment Rate of the US States”, Southern Economic Journal, 73 (3), 698-716.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2006). “Fiscal Policies and Output in the Long-Run: A Panel Cointegration Approach Applied to the OECD”, Manchester School, 74 (3), 360-388.

 

Romero-Ávila, D. (2006). “Can the AK Model Be Rescued? New Evidence from Unit Root Tests with Good Size and Power”, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 6 (1), Article, 1-42.

 

Articles in Spanish

Romero-Ávila, D. (2008). “Integración, Armonización Financiera y Crecimiento Económico en la Unión Europea”, Papeles de Economía Española, 114, 49-72.

 

Book Chapters

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

· Rigidities and Frictions in the Labor Market and in Price Setting. Size and Efficiency of the Public Sector. Effects on Growth over the Medium and Long-run, ECO2012-35430, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness, 2012-2015, Project Leader.

· Macroeconomic Factors and Growth: Applications to Spain and the EU, ECO2009-13357, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, 2009-2012, Project Leader.

· Improving the Macroeconomic Model for Spain and Andalusia: Necessary Adjustments in the Labour Market, Price Setting Mechanisms, the Financial System and the Trade Sector to Achieve Balanced Growth (Proyecto de Excelencia SEJ-4546), granted by the Innovation, Science and Enterprise Council of the Andalusian Regional Government, 2009- 2013, Project Leader.

· A Nonlinear Approach to the Analysis of the Impact of Public Finances on Economic Growth of OECD Countries, 1960-2007, granted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies of the Ministry of Economics and Public Finance, 2007-2008, Project Leader.

· Financial and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from an Endogenous Growth Approach, granted by the Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom, 2001- 2003, Project Leader.

· Opportunities Equality and the Labour Market, (Proyecto de Excelencia P07-SEJ-02905), granted by the Innovation, Science and Enterprise Council of the Andalusian Regional Government, 2008-2010.

· Public Policy: Public Policies, Development and Welfare (Proyecto de Excelencia 01252), granted by the Innovation, Science and Enterprise Council of the Andalusian Regional Government, 2006- 2008.

· Effects of Fiscal and Labour Policies on Economic Growth and Labour Market Performance (SEJ 2006-04803), granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, 2006- 2008.

· Growth-Inhibiting Factors: Inflationary Pressure, Unemployment Persistence and Labour Mismatch, granted by Centre for Andalusian Studies (2005).

 

REFEREES

Prof. SIMON WREN-LEWIS

Department of Economics

University of Oxford

Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, UK

 

Dr. JOSÉ MARÍN

Head of Euro area Macroeconomics Division

DG-Economics,

European Central Bank

Postfach 16 03 19, D-60066 Frankfurt, Alemania

 

Prof. JONATHAN TEMPLE

Economics Department,

University of Bristol, 8 Woodland Road,

Bristol BS8 1TN, UK