PhD, Catholic University of Louvain

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

Barcelona GSE Working Papers


David De la Croix and Omar Licandro

The Longevity of Famous People From Hammurabi to Einstein

Journal of Economic Growth, Vol.20, No 3, 263--303, January 2015, 10.1007/s10887-015-9117-0
Mauro Bambi, Fausto Gozzi and Omar Licandro

Endogenous Growth and Wave-Like Business Fluctuations

Journal of Economic Theory, Vol.154, 68--111, January 2014, 10.1016/j.jet.2014.08.004
David De la Croix and Omar Licandro

The Child Is Father of the Man: Implications for the Demographic Transition*

The Economic Journal, Vol.123, No 567, 236--261, January 2013, 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2012.02523.x