Title: Assistant professor
Faculty/ Department: Department of Economics, University of Girona
Field of study: Economics
Subject areas: Economics of Poverty and Inequality, Labor Economics, Youth, Population Economics
Sara Ayllón received her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2009 after obtaining the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) at the same university in 2005. Previously, she graduated in Journalism (1995) and in Economics (2000) as well as obtained a ‘Master of Science’ in Social Policy in the European Union at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2001). She is currently an Assistant Professor at Universitat de Girona after a period as a post-doctoral researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra for two years. In the pre-doctoral stage, she served as lecturer at the Department of Applied Economics at UAB between 2005 and 2009. Sara has been visiting at the University of Wisconsin, the Government Institute for Economic Research in Finland, CEPS/INSTEAD, the University of Joensuu and the University of Essex. She is a member of the research groups EQUALITAS and EDReG and is part of the research team in several projects awarded by the Spanish Ministry and the Catalan Government. Her main research interests focus on the Economics of Poverty and Inequality, in particular, the economic well-being of young people, child poverty, the econometric analysis of monetary poverty and the relationship between demographic change or health and poverty.