1. Students
  2. Alumni
  3. Non-academic Staff
  4. Honorary Graduates
  5. Academic Experts
  1. Professor Gabriel Montes-Rojas

portrait of Professor Gabriel Montes-Rojas

Professor Gabriel Montes-Rojas

Professor in Economics

, Department of Economics

Contact Information


Visit Gabriel

D306, Rhind Building


Postal Address

City University London
Northampton Square



Professor Montes-Rojas obtained a BSc in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1999, a MA in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés in 2002, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. Before joining City University London as a Lecturer in Economics, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank and as a Research Fellow at the University of Florida.


His research interests cover econometrics and development economics. He has explored firm dynamics and informality in developing countries, the effect of trade on wage inequality and growth, and the theory of testing under locally misspecified models.


Journal Article (38)

  1. Montes-Rojas, G. and Galvao, A.F. (Jan 2014). Bayesian endogeneity bias modeling. Economics Letters, 122(1), 36-39. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.10.034
  2. Acosta, P. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2014). Informal Jobs and Trade Liberalisation in Argentina. Journal of Development Studies, 50(8), 1104-1118. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2014.919381
  3. Dentler, A., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (02 Jan 2014). Endogeneity in threshold nonlinearity tests. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 43(1), 105-114. doi: 10.1080/03610926.2012.655878
  4. Zincenko, F., Sosa-Escudero, W. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2014). Robust tests for time-invariant individual heterogeneity versus dynamic state dependence. Empirical Economics, 1-23. doi: 10.1007/s00181-013-0788-0
  5. Acosta, P. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2014). Informal Jobs and Trade Liberalisation in Argentina. Journal of Development Studies.
  6. Galvao, A.F., Kato, K., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (2014). Testing linearity against threshold effects: Uniform inference in quantile regression. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 66(2), 413-439. doi: 10.1007/s10463-013-0418-9
  7. Galvao Jr, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (May 2013). A panel data test for poverty traps. Applied Economics, 45(14), 1943-1952. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2011.641930
  8. Galvao Jr, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G. and Park, S.Y. (Apr 2013). Quantile Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model with an Application to House Price Returns. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 75(2), 307-321. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00683.x
  9. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Apr 2013). Can Poor Countries Lobby for More US Bilateral Aid?. World Development, 44, 77-87. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.12.006
  10. Galvao, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G., Sosa-Escudero, W. and Wang, L. (Nov 2013). Tests for skewness and kurtosis in the one-way error component model. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 122, 35-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jmva.2013.07.002
  11. Cai, Y., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (Sep 2013). Quantile double AR time series models for financial returns. Journal of Forecasting, 32(6), 551-560. doi: 10.1002/for.2261
  12. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2013). Nonparametric estimation of ATE and QTE: An application of fractile graphical analysis. , 187-215.
  13. Kato, K., F Galvao Jr, A. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Sep 2012). Asymptotics for panel quantile regression models with individual effects. Journal of Econometrics, 170(1), 76-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2012.02.007
  14. Gabrieli, T., Galvao Jr, A.F. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2012). Who benefits from reducing the cost of formality? quantile regression discontinuity analysis. Research in Labor Economics, 34, 101-133. doi: 10.1108/S0147-9121(2012)0000034006
  15. Galvao Jr, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (May 2011). Threshold quantile autoregressive models. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 32(3), 253-267. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9892.2010.00696.x
  16. Montes-Rojas, G. (Apr 2011). Dictatorship, Democracy, and Globalization: Argentina and the Cost of Paralysis, 1973-2001. BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH, 30(2), 236-237. doi: 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2010.00520.x
  17. Montes-Rojas, G. and Sosa-Escudero, W. (Feb 2011). Robust tests for heteroskedasticity in the one-way error components model. Journal of Econometrics, 160(2), 300-310. doi: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2010.09.010
  18. Fajnzylber, P., Maloney, W.F. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Mar 2011). Does formality improve micro-firm performance? Evidence from the Brazilian SIMPLES program. Journal of Development Economics, 94(2), 262-276. doi: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2010.01.009
  19. Montes-Rojas, G. (2011). Quantile regression with classical additive measurement errors. Economics Bulletin, 31(4), 2863-2868.
  20. Baer, W., Margot, D. and Montes-Rojas, G. (Jan 2011). Argentina's default and the lack of dire consequences. Economia Aplicada, 15(1), 131-146. doi: 10.1590/S1413-80502011000100007
  21. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Mar 2011). Robust misspecification tests for the Heckman's two-step estimator. Econometric Reviews, 30(2), 154-172. doi: 10.1080/07474938.2011.534035
  22. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2011). Nonparametric estimation of ATE and QTE: An application of fractile graphical analysis. Journal of Probability and Statistics. doi: 10.1155/2011/874251
  23. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Apr 2010). Testing for random effects and serial correlation in spatial autoregressive models. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140(4), 1013-1020. doi: 10.1016/j.jspi.2009.10.001
  24. Bera, A.K., Montes-Rojas, G. and Sosa-Escudero, W. (Dec 2010). General specification testing with locally misspecified models. Econometric Theory, 26(6), 1838-1845. doi: 10.1017/S0266466609990818
  25. Galvao, A.F. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Nov 2010). Penalized quantile regression for dynamic panel data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140(11), 3476-3497. doi: 10.1016/j.jspi.2010.05.008
  26. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Mar 2010). Confronting neoclassical myths about self-employment in Latin America. Review of Radical Political Economics, 42(1), 50-65. doi: 10.1177/0486613409357180
  27. Bera, A.K., Montes-Rojas, G. and Sosa-Escudero, W. (Aug 2009). Testing under local misspecification and artificial regressions. Economics Letters, 104(2), 66-68. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2009.04.005
  28. Gawande, K., Maloney, W. and Montes-Rojas, G. (Nov 2009). Foreign informational lobbying can enhance tourism: Evidence from the Caribbean. Journal of Development Economics, 90(2), 267-275. doi: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2008.09.011
  29. Mandelman, F.S. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Dec 2009). Is Self-employment and Micro-entrepreneurship a Desired Outcome?. World Development, 37(12), 1914-1925. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.05.005
  30. Montes-Rojas, G. (2009). A note on the variance of average treatment effects estimators. Economics Bulletin, 29(4), 2937-2943.
  31. Fajnzylber, P., Maloney, W.F. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Aug 2009). Releasing constraints to growth or pushing on a string? Policies and performance of Mexican micro-Firms. Journal of Development Studies, 45(7), 1027-1047. doi: 10.1080/00220380802264911
  32. Montes Rojas, G.V. and Siga, L. (Sep 2009). On the nature of micro-entrepreneurship: Evidence from Argentina. Applied Economics, 41(21), 2667-2680. doi: 10.1080/00036840701335553
  33. Dewey, J. and Montes-Rojas, G. (Sep 2009). Inter-city wage differentials and intra-city workplace centralization. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39(5), 602-609. doi: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2009.03.007
  34. Montes-Rojas, G. (May 2008). Non-uniform wealth distribution in a simple spatial banking model. Journal of Applied Economics, 11(1), 145-165.
  35. Acosta, P. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (Jun 2008). Trade reform and inequality: The case of Mexico and Argentina in the 1990s. World Economy, 31(6), 763-780. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2008.01100.x
  36. Baer, W. and Montes-Rojas, G. (Sep 2008). From privatization to re-nationalization: What went wrong with privatizations in Argentina?. Oxford Development Studies, 36(3), 323-337. doi: 10.1080/13600810802264456
  37. Montes-Rojas, G. and Santamaria, M. (Dec 2007). Sources of productivity growth: Evidence from the Mexican manufacturing sector. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 18(3), 263-278. doi: 10.1016/j.najef.2007.06.004
  38. Maloney, W.F. and Montes Rojas, G.V. (15 Apr 2005). How elastic are sea, sand and sun? Dynamic panel estimates of the demand for tourism. Applied Economics Letters, 12(5), 277-280. doi: 10.1080/1350485042000338626


Development Economics (UG), Econometrics (PG), Economics of Microfinance (PG)