Seminiario de Máster: Paulo López Pérez (Comisión Nacional do Mercado e a Competencia)

“O rol da CNMC no funcionamento adecuado dos mercados”

Venres 10 de febreiro ás 12h (CET)


PRESENCIAL: Aula 27 da Facultade de Económicas da USC


  • ID da reunión: 886 0589 7142
  • Código de Acceso: 552138


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JRC B2 Seminar: “Spatial microsimulation A promising avenue for EUROMOD research?” – Manos Matsaganis


Spatial microsimulation makes possible the evaluation of the fiscal and distributional effects of public policies at local level. Adding spatial detail to microsimulation involves creating microdata that reflect the characteristics of individuals and households in particular regions, cities, or neighbourhoods. Since there are very few sources of geographically disaggregated (at regional, sub-regional and small area level) microdata, there is a need to create appropriate data by combining small area census tabular/aggregate data and national (or at best regional) survey microdata to simulate a synthetic population whose characteristics are as close to the real population as possible. In a nutshell, spatial microsimulation involves the creation of large-scale population micro datasets for the analysis of public policy at the local level. EUROMOD research often addresses questions of local variations of tax and benefit policies, and of the effects of such policies (at any level of decision making) on local communities. The presentation will showcase recent advances in spatial microsimulation, and current efforts to extend EUROMOD research in a spatial direction.


Manos Matsaganis is Professor of Public Finance at Polytechnic University of Milan. Prior to this, he worked at the Athens University of Economics and Business (2004-2016), where he founded and directed the Policy Analysis Research Unit. Earlier he had been a lecturer at the University of Crete (1996-1999 and 2001-2004), a special adviser at the Greek Prime Minister’s Office (1997-2001), and a researcher at the London School of Economics (1990-1993). He holds degrees from the Athens University of Economics and Business (BSc 1986), the University of York (MSc 1988), and the University of Bristol (PhD 1992). He has collaborate     d with international organizations such as the European Commission, the OECD, UNICEF, and the World Bank. He was a member of the Expert Group on Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion, on the invitation of European Commissioner László Andor (2012-2013). He was Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University (2014) and University of California, Berkeley (2015), Visiting Scholar at Boston University (2017, 2018), and Visiting Professor at University of Vienna (2019). He is currently Head of the Greek & European Economy Observatory at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy ELIAMEP in Athens (since 2021). He sits at the Advisory Board of the diaNEOsis foundation in Athens (since 2016), and at the Scientific Committee of the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan (since 2022). His current research focuses on the transformations of the European social model after the Eurozone crisis and Covid-19 (Orcid code). His Oxford University Press book (with Anton Hemerijck) “Who’s afraid of the welfare state now?” is due for release in 2023.

JRC B2 Seminar: “Job Location Decisions and the Effect of Children on the Employment Gender Gap” – Adrian Nieto


We study the effect of childbirth on local and non-local employment dynamics for both men and women using Belgian social security and geo-location data. Applying an event-study design that accounts for treatment effect heterogeneity, we show that 75 percent of the effect of the birth of a first child on the overall gender gap in employment is accounted for by gender disparities in non-local employment, with mothers being more likely to give up non-local employment compared to fathers. This gender specialisation is mostly driven by opposing job location responses of men and women to individual, household and regional factors. On the one hand, men do not give up non-local employment after childbirth when they are employed in a high-paid job, have a partner who is not participating in the labour market or experience adverse local labour market conditions, suggesting that fathers trade off better employment opportunities with longer commutes. On the other hand, women give up non-local jobs regardless of their earnings level, their partner’s labour market status and local economic conditions, which is consistent with mothers specialising in childcare provision compared to fathers.


Adrian Nieto Castro is a researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research. Before that he completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Nottingham and his MSc in Economics at LSE. His research interests include labour economics, family economics and economics of gender”.