Almunia Candela, Miguel


PhD: University of California, Berkeley

Office: F5.2


Associate Professor and Head of the Economics Department at CUNEF Universidad, with a Ramón y Cajal research contract (2022-2027). PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining CUNEF, he worked as an assistant professor in the Economics Department of the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). His fields of research are public economics, economic development and international trade. His research articles have been published in prestigious international journals such as American Economic Review, AEJ: Economic Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Public Economics. He has received several recognitions such as the Julián Marías prize for researchers under 40 years (2022), the Young Economists Award from the International Institute of Public Finance (2015) and a nomination for the Vanguardia de la Ciencia Award (2019).

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PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley (2013).

Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID), Harvard Kennedy School (2008).

BA in Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2005).

Research Interests

Public Economics, Economic Development, International Economics


Research Affiliate, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) 2018 – present.

Research Affiliate, Oxford Center for Business Taxation (CBT) 2018 – present.

Research Affiliate: International Growth Center (IGC) 2016 – present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Warwick 2013 – 2018.

Consultant, World Bank, 2009 and 2016.

Publications in Scientific Journals

Almunia, Miguel; Hjort, Jonas; Knebelmann, Justine; Tian, Lin: “Strategic or Confused Firms? Evidence from “Missing” Transactions in Uganda”, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2023 (forthcoming).

Almunia, Miguel; Antràs, Pol; López-Rodríguez, David; Morales, Eduardo: “Venting Out: Exports during a Domestic Slump”, American Economic Review 111 (11), 3611-3662, 2021.

Liu, Li; Lockwood, Ben; Almunia, Miguel; Tam, Eddy: “VAT Notches, Voluntary Registration, and Bunching: Theory and UK Evidence”, Review of Economics and Statistics,103(1),151-164, 2021.

Almunia, Miguel; Guceri, Irem; Lockwood, Ben; Scharf, Kim: “More Giving or More Givers? The Effects of Tax Incentives on Charitable Donations in the UK”, Journal of Public Economics, 183, Art. 104114, 2020.

Almunia, Miguel; Lopez-Rodriguez, David: “Under the Radar: The Effects of Monitoring Firms on Tax Compliance”, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 10 (1), 1-38, 2018.

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