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, Volume 27, Issue 4, June 2023, 945–965..
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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