Borja Petit
Assistant Professor in Economics, CUNEF Universidad
Borja Petit
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CUNEF Universidad
Calle Pirineos, 55
28040 Madrid
I received my Ph.D. in Economics from CEMFI in July 2019, working under the supervision of Profs. Nezih Guner and Josep Pijoan-Mas. After graduation, I worked on public policy evaluation at AIReF, and then joint the Department of Economics at CUNEF Universidad in September 2020, where I'm an Assistant Professor in Economics.
I'm a quantitative macroeconomist with research interests in the fields of:
  • Family economics: integenerational mobility, fertility
  • Public economics: inequality, taxes, transfers
  • Firm dynamics: productivity, frictions


Flattening of the Phillips curve with state-dependent prices and wages

w/ James Costain and Anton Nakov.
The Economic Journal, Volume 132, No. 642, February 2022, 546-581.
Abstract  Working Paper  Slides  Codes  Published paper

Aggregate effects of firing costs with endogenous firm productivity growth

Macroeconomic Dynamics, forthcoming.
Abstract  Working Paper  Slides  Codes  Published paper

Working papers & work in progress

Intergenerational persistence in welfare program participation

w/ Javier López Segovia
Abstract  Working Paper  Slides  Codes

Intergenerational effects of child-related tax benefits in the US

New draft coming soon.
Abstract  Working Paper  Slides  Codes

Size-dependent regulations in Spain

w/ Miguel Almunia, Juan F. Jimeno and David López Rodriguez.
Abstract  Working Paper  Slides  Codes

Endogenous non-linear productivity dynamics in a standard firm dynamics model

w/ Juan Carlos Ruiz-Garcia.
Abstract  Working Paper  Slides  Codes


Courses taught at CUNEF Universidad:
  • Macroeconomics (undergraduate), Instructor  —  2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Bachelor's thesis (undergraduate), Supervisor  —  2022
Courses taught at CEMFI:
  • Macroeconomics II (Master in Economics & Finance), TA to R. Anton Braun  —  2019
  • Quantitative Methods (Master in Banking Supervision), TA to Enrique Moral-Benito  —  2019, 2018, 2017
  • Macroeconomics I (Master in Economics & Finance), TA to Josep Pijoan-Mas  —  2016, 2015

Policy work

External consultant at AIReF  —  2022
Project: Evaluation of the Spanish Minimum Income Scheme (Ingreso Mínimo Vital).
Analyst at AIReF  —  2019-2020
Project: Evaluation of tax benefits in Spanish income taxes.


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