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Professor Gabriel Montes-Rojas

Professor in Economics

School of Arts and Social Sciences , Department of Economics

Contact Information


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D306, Social Sciences 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. (2014). Bayesian endogeneity bias modeling. Economics Letters, 122(1), 36-39.
  2. Acosta, P. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2014). Informal Jobs and Trade Liberalisation in Argentina. Journal of Development Studies, 50(8), 1104-1118.
  3. Dentler, A., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (2014). Endogeneity in threshold nonlinearity tests. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 43(1), 105-114.
  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.
  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.
  7. Galvao Jr, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (2013). A panel data test for poverty traps. Applied Economics, 45(14), 1943-1952.
  8. Galvao Jr, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G. and Park, S.Y. (2013). Quantile Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model with an Application to House Price Returns. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 75(2), 307-321.
  9. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2013). Can Poor Countries Lobby for More US Bilateral Aid?. World Development, 44, 77-87.
  10. Galvao, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G., Sosa-Escudero, W. and Wang, L. (2013). Tests for skewness and kurtosis in the one-way error component model. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 122, 35-52.
  11. Cai, Y., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (2013). Quantile double AR time series models for financial returns. Journal of Forecasting, 32(6), 551-560.
  12. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2013). Nonparametric estimation of ATE and QTE: An application of fractile graphical analysis. Econometrics: New Research, 187-215.
  13. Kato, K., F Galvao Jr, A. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2012). Asymptotics for panel quantile regression models with individual effects. Journal of Econometrics, 170(1), 76-91.
  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.
  15. Galvao Jr, A.F., Montes-Rojas, G. and Olmo, J. (2011). Threshold quantile autoregressive models. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 32(3), 253-267.
  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. (2011). Robust tests for heteroskedasticity in the one-way error components model. Journal of Econometrics, 160(2), 300-310.
  18. Fajnzylber, P., Maloney, W.F. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2011). Does formality improve micro-firm performance? Evidence from the Brazilian SIMPLES program. Journal of Development Economics, 94(2), 262-276.
  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. (2011). Argentina's default and the lack of dire consequences. Economia Aplicada, 15(1), 131-146.
  21. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2011). Robust misspecification tests for the Heckman's two-step estimator. Econometric Reviews, 30(2), 154-172.
  22. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2011). Nonparametric estimation of ATE and QTE: An application of fractile graphical analysis. Journal of Probability and Statistics.
  23. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2010). Testing for random effects and serial correlation in spatial autoregressive models. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140(4), 1013-1020.
  24. Bera, A.K., Montes-Rojas, G. and Sosa-Escudero, W. (2010). General specification testing with locally misspecified models. Econometric Theory, 26(6), 1838-1845.
  25. Galvao, A.F. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2010). Penalized quantile regression for dynamic panel data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140(11), 3476-3497.
  26. Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2010). Confronting neoclassical myths about self-employment in Latin America. Review of Radical Political Economics, 42(1), 50-65.
  27. Bera, A.K., Montes-Rojas, G. and Sosa-Escudero, W. (2009). Testing under local misspecification and artificial regressions. Economics Letters, 104(2), 66-68.
  28. Gawande, K., Maloney, W. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2009). Foreign informational lobbying can enhance tourism: Evidence from the Caribbean. Journal of Development Economics, 90(2), 267-275.
  29. Mandelman, F.S. and Montes-Rojas, G.V. (2009). Is Self-employment and Micro-entrepreneurship a Desired Outcome?. World Development, 37(12), 1914-1925.
  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. (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.
  32. Montes Rojas, G.V. and Siga, L. (2009). On the nature of micro-entrepreneurship: Evidence from Argentina. Applied Economics, 41(21), 2667-2680.
  33. Dewey, J. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2009). Inter-city wage differentials and intra-city workplace centralization. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39(5), 602-609.
  34. Montes-Rojas, G. (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. (2008). Trade reform and inequality: The case of Mexico and Argentina in the 1990s. World Economy, 31(6), 763-780.
  36. Baer, W. and Montes-Rojas, G. (2008). From privatization to re-nationalization: What went wrong with privatizations in Argentina?. Oxford Development Studies, 36(3), 323-337.
  37. Montes-Rojas, G. and Santamaria, M. (2007). Sources of productivity growth: Evidence from the Mexican manufacturing sector. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 18(3), 263-278.
  38. Maloney, W.F. and Montes Rojas, G.V. (2005). How elastic are sea, sand and sun? Dynamic panel estimates of the demand for tourism. Applied Economics Letters, 12(5), 277-280.


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