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Staff Biography

Research Economist - Urban Programme
Email: m.sanchez-vidal@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.28 I  

University of Barcelona
Email: mariasanchez@ub.edu

Curriculum Vitae PDF 


I am a Research Economist at CEP/SERC and a research affiliate at the IEB. I obtained my PhD in Economics at the University of Barcelona. My work is mainly focused on urban economics. ​

Current Areas of Research:

Urban Economics

Economic Geography

Public Economics


  • 2016 PhD Economics - University of Barcelona
  • 2012 MSc Economics - University of Barcelona

Selected Publications:

  • Sequential city growth in the US: Does age matter? Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol.44, 29-37. (with R. Gonazález-Val and E. Viladecans-Marsal).

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
The Bedroom Tax Stephen Gibbons, Olmo Silva and Maria Sánchez-Vidal
April 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1537:
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JEL Classification: H55; H2; R21; R28

Tags: social housing; social rents; bedroom tax; housing benefits

SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Big Plant Closures and Agglomeration Economies Jordi Jofri-Monseny, Maria Sánchez-Vidal and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0179:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R58; J23

Tags: local employment; plant closures; input-output; agglomeration economies

This paper has been published as:
'Big plant closures and local employment', Jordi Jofre-Monseny, Maria Sanchez-Vidal and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Journal of Economic Geography Volume 18(1), January 2018