Research grants


CEMFI frequently participates in joint research projects and networks involving other research institutions in Europe. In addition, CEMFI faculty have won several highly competitive grants awarded by international and national funding agencies. These include five of the prestigious grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), as well as grants from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Fundación Ramón Areces, the regional Government of Madrid and the Government of Spain.

Recently supported projects include:

Research networks

  • Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) , jointly developed with institutions from 20 other European countries. CEMFI has been responsible for the six survey waves so far undertaken in Spain: the first three were funded by the European Commission, the fourth by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (formerly, MICINN), and the fifth and sixth by the European Commission and the Bank of Spain.
    Researchers: Pedro Mira (PI), Yarine Fawaz.

European funding agencies

  • Economic Development and Structural Transformation (European Research Council, European Commission, 2017-2022).
    Researchers: Paula Bustos (PI), Joan Monras.
  • Urban Dynamics: Learning from Integrated Models and Big Data (European Research Council, European Commission, 2016-2021).
    Researcher: Diego Puga (PI).
  • A Comprehensive Approach to School Choice and Education (European Research Council, European Commission, 2015-2020).
    Researcher: Caterina Calsamiglia (PI).
  • Spatial Spikes: Bridging Geography and Economics to Study Distance, Agglomeration and Policy (European Research Council, European Commission, 2012-2016).
    Researcher: Diego Puga (Co-PI).
  • Estimation of General Equilibrium Labor Market Search Models (European Research Council, European Commission, 2012-2014)
    Researcher: Claudio Michelacci (PI).
  • Estimation of Nonlinear Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity (European Research Council, European Commission, 2010-2015)
    Researcher: Stephane Bonhomme (PI).

Spanish funding agencies

  • Unidades de excelencia «María de Maeztu» (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, 2017-2021).
    Researchers: Diego Puga (PI), Enrique Sentana, Samuel Bentolila, Nezih Guner, Josep Pijoan, Javier Suarez, Guillermo Caruana.
  • Finance, Innovation and strategies: Economic Analysis of Business Productivity and its Determinants (Comunidad de Madrid, 2016-2018).
    Researchers: Gerard Llobet (PI), Guillermo Caruana, Rafael Repullo, Javier Suarez, Jin Huang.
  • Ramón y Cajal Grant for Researcher Reintegration (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2015-2019).
    Researcher: Monica Martinez-Bravo (PI).
  • Ramón y Cajal Grant for Researcher Reintegration (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2015-2019).
    Researcher: Paula Bustos (PI).
  • New Frontiers in Financial Economics (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2015-2017).
    Researchers: Dante Amengual, Rafael Repullo, Enrique Sentana (Co-PI), Javier Suarez (Co-PI).
  • Contributions in Applied Microeconomics (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2015-2017).
    Researchers: Guillermo Caruana (Co-PI), Gerard Llobet, Pedro Mira (Co-PI).
  • Welfare Engines: Productivity, Employment, and Consumption (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2014-2016)
    Researchers: Samuel Bentolila (Co-PI), Claudio Michelacci, Josep Pijoan-Mas (Co-PI).
  • The Spatial Distribution of Skills (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2014-2016)
    Researchers: Rosario Crinò, David Dorn (Co-PI), Mónica Martínez Bravo, Diego Puga (Co-PI).

Private foundations

  • Enhancing Local Accountability through Information and Empowerment (J-PAL 2016-2017)
    Researcher: Monica Martinez-Bravo (PI), Andreas Stegmann.
  • Desarrollo, Inversión y Cambio Estructural (Fundación BBVA, 2016-2018)
    Researcher: Josep Pijoan (PI).
  • Study of the Determinants of Institutional Quality in Developing Countries (Fundación Ramón Areces, 2015-2017).
    Researcher: Monica Martinez-Bravo (PI).
  • Mobility in Europe: Internal and International Migration, Policy Changes, and Innovation (Fundación Ramón Areces, 2016-2018).
    Researcher: Joan Monras (PI).

Endowed chairs


© CEMFI. All rights reserved.
Our website uses cookies to analyze the navigation of our users. If you continue browsing this site, you are accepting their use. Our Cookies Policy page contains more information about cookies, how we use them, and how to block them through the settings of your browser.