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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:

  • Big Plant Closures and Agglomeration Economies
    Jordi Jofri-Monseny, Maria Sánchez-Vidal, Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, July 2015
    Paper No' SERCDP0179: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)