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 Omar Licandro 

Omar Licandro

PhD, Catholic University of Louvain
Research Professor, IAE
Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor
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Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, IDEA


Omar Licandro is a Research Professor at the Instituto de Análisis Económico
(CSIC), which he first joined in 2009. He is a Fellow of CEPR.

He was a senior researcher at FEDEA from 1994-2001 and a professor at the European University Institute in Italy from 2001-2009. He has been Associate Editor of Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Investigaciones Economicas and the Spanish Economic Review.

Prof. Licandro served as Research Director of the Barcelona GSE from 2010-12.

 Research interests:

Growth theory
Technical progress
Vintage capital
Trade and growth
The demographic transition

 Selected publications:

"'The Child is Father of the Man:' Implications for the Demographic Transition." The Economic Journal, forthcoming. Coauthour: D. de la Croix.

"Vintage Capital and the Dynamics of the AK Model." Journal of Economic Theory,
120(1), 39-72, 2005. Coauthors: R. Boucekkine, L. A. Puch and F. del RÌo.

"Vintage Human Capital, Demographic Trends and Endogenous Growth." Journal of
Economic Theory, 104(2), 340-375, 2002. Coauthors: R. Boucekkine and D. de la

 Working papers:

The Longevity of Famous People from Hammurabi to Einstein (October 2012)
by David de la Croix, Omar Licandro

Is the GDP Growth Rate in NIPA a Welfare Measure? (May 2012)
by Jorge Durán, Omar Licandro

Vintage Capital Growth Theory: Three Breakthroughs (June 2011)
by Raouf Boucekkine, David de la Croix and Omar Licandro