Keynote speakers

Pedro Portugal (Banco de Portugal)

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Pedro Portugal (1958), a citizen of Portugal, studied economics at the Universidade do Porto and received his PhD at University of South Carolina, in 1991. He is currently a senior researcher at the Bank of Portugal and invited professor of economics at the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His main area of interest is applied labor economics, focusing on issues of microeconomics of unemployment, unemployment compensation, wage bargaining, job security, and worker displacement. Pedro Portugal has published in the major economics and labor economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics & Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Policy, Economica, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. He has also published in other fields, namely in Industrial Economics and Strategic Management, including the Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Small Business Economics and Strategic Management Journal.

Frank M. Fossen (University of Nevada & IZA)

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Frank M. Fossen is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Charles N. Mathewson Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also a Research Fellow of IZA. Before joining UNR in October 2016, he was an Assistant Professor of Public Economics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

He received his PhD in Economics with distinction in 2008 and his habilitation in 2015 from Freie Universitaet Berlin. Before, he had studied at University of Karlsruhe and University of Toronto.

Frank Fossen works primarily in the fields of public and labor economics and applied microeconometrics. His main research interests are the economics of entrepreneurship and taxation. More than 20 of his research articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Economica, Economics of Education Review, European Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance (3x), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Science and Urban Economics (2x), and Small Business Economics (3x).


Juan Francisco Jimeno (Banco de España)

 Juan Francisco Jimeno Serrano

Division Head

Modelling and Macroeconomic Analysis Division
ADG Economics and Research
DG Economics, Statistics and Research

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Head of the Research Division of the Bank of Spain since October 2004. Professor of Economics, (Profesor Titular de Economía) at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid (1992-2004), Research Officer at the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA) in Madrid (1992-2004). Before he became a Full Professor, he was a Lecturer in Economics at London School of Economics (1990- 1991) and an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (1991- 1992). Juan F. Jimeno received his Licenciado in Economics at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in 1984 and his Ph. D. in Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. His main research interests in Labor Economics are: Wage and Employment Determination; Particular Labor Markets; Labor-Management Relations; Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Mobility, Unemployment and Vacancies; Employment Policies. In Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment; Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance; Macroeconomic Policy and General Outlook.He won the National Award (Diaz de Santos ’97) for young reseachers in Economics.
Juan F. Jimeno joined IZA as Research Fellow in October 1999.

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University)

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Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes is a professor at San Diego State University. She is also a Research Fellow at CReAM, FEDEA and IZA, an Advisory committee member of the Americas Center Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the 2013-2014 recipient of the Garcia-Robles Border Fulbright.  She is the past President-elect of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE).  Her areas of interest include international migration, remittances and, more broadly, labor economics.  She has published on contingent work contracts, the informal work sector, immigrant saving, international remittances, immigration policy and immigrant health care.  Her work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies.