About José Vicente Rodríguez Mora

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BIO

José V. (Sevi) Rodríguez Mora is Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh. As a macroeconomist his research is centered in (a) the allocation of human resources; particularly its relationship with the level of inter-generational economic and social mobility, accumulation of factors and general economic efficiency; (b) political economy, specifically: time inconsistency issues with and without heterogeneous agents, rationality of voters and irrationality of institutions; and (c) aspects related to the labor market and the welfare state.

He has published on these subjects in the American Economic Review, the International Economic Review and the European Economic Review. He has also published in specialized journals like the Journal of Public Economics or the Journal of Economic Growth. Outside the profession, he likes to read and write on Nation, State, and its relationship.

Sevi was born in Barcelona in 1965. He studied Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, got a PhD from MIT in 1995, and moved to Universitat Pompeu Fabra upon graduation. He has been visiting researcher at the IIES (Stockholm University) in 1998-99 and 2000-01. His previous post was at the University of Southampton.

Papers

Intergenerational Mobility and the Informative Content of Surnames

Correlating Social Mobility and Economic Outcomes

The Rise of Meritocracy and the Inheritance of Advantage