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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. Since 2013, he has been Secretary General of the International Economic Association (IEA) and the Executive Secretary of the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE). He is a Fellow of CEPR.

He was an associate professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1991-2000, 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 and the scientific leader of the Barcelona GSE Severo Ochoa Award, 2011-2012.

 Research interests:

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

 Selected publications:

Endogenous Growth and Wave-Like Business Fluctuation," Journal of Economic Theory, forthcoming. Coauthors: M. Bambi and F. Gozzi.

"'The Child is Father of the Man:' Implications for the Demographic Transition." The Economic Journal, 123(567), 236-261, 2013. 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