Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

UAB and Barcelona GSE

Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis is a Beatriz Galindo Senior Research Professor in Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor.

His background is in quantitative macroeconomics, where the careful aggregation of individual behavior is essential. His research focuses on economic growth and macro development. Professor Santaeulàlia-Llopis is interested in the relationship between social insurance, productivity, and economic growth. He is also interested in the determinants of HIV and how these shape (and are shaped by) economic development.  His work in progress includes a field project on Social Insurance and Economic Growth (SIEG) in Southern Malawi with Pau Milan (UAB and Barcelona GSE) and Leandro De Magalhaes (Bristol). 

A large part of his current work focuses on economic inequality from a macroeconomic perspective by studying the short- and long-run behavior of the labor share of income and its linkages with intellectual property products. 

Prior to his arrival to Barcelona, Professor Santaeulàlia-Llopis was a Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and at the Institute of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis and an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • "Adoption of New Technologies, Social Insurance and Economic Growth." Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación: Proyectos I+D+i 2019 - Modalidad de Retos Investigación (2020-2023)
  • "Micro and Macro Interactions between Education, Savings and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: Theory and Data." Fundación Ramón Areces Social Sciences Grant (2016-2018)
  • "Social Insurance and Economic Growth." Barcelona GSE - "la Caixa" Foundation Research Grant on Socioeconomic Well-being (2018)
  • "Inequality, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights." Fundación Ramón Areces Social Sciences Grant (2016-2018)

Barcelona GSE Working Papers

Sangmin Aum, Dongya Koh and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

Increasing and Decreasing Labor Shares: Cross-Country Differences in the XXI Century

Alexander Monge-Naranjo, Juan M. Sánchez and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

On the Global Misallocation of Human Capital

Publications