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Dr Javier Ortega

Senior Lecturer in Economics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Dr Ortega is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Government, London School of Economics (on a sabbatical leave from City)

He is also a Research Fellow at IZA and an External Research Fellow of CReAM.

His main areas of research are Labour Economics, the Economics of Language, and Political Economy.

He holds a PhD from DELTA (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) in 1996.

Qualifications

  1. Doctorat d'économie, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France, 1996
  2. MA in Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1992
  3. Licenciatura de Economía, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1991

Administrative Roles

  1. Head of Department, Department of Economics, City, University of London, Aug 2013 – present
  2. Associate Head of Department (Teaching and Learning), Department of Economics, City, University of London, Jun 2010 – Jul 2013
  3. Member of the Board of Studies, School of Arts and School of Social Science, City, University of London, 2010 – present
  4. Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Department of Economics, City, University of London, 2008 – 2013
  5. Member of the Recruitment Committee, Department of Economics, 2000-2002, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, Université de Toulouse

Employment

  1. Senior Lecturer, City, University of London, Aug 2009 – present
  2. Lecturer in Economics, City, University of London, Sep 2008 – Aug 2009
  3. Visiting Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science, Sep 2005 – Aug 2006
  4. Temporary Lecturer in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, Sep 2002 – Aug 2003
  5. Associate Professor in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, 1998
  6. Visiting Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Sep 1997 – Aug 1998

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Elected member, Conseil National Universitaire, France, 2007 – 2008
  2. Member, Conseil Scientifique, Université de Toulouse, 2002 – 2005

Research

Research areas:

-Labour Economics (Immigration, Unemployment Benefits, Working Time Regulation).
-Political Economy (Nation Building).
-The Economics of Language (Education in Multilingual Countries, Language Assimilation of Minorities and Immigrants).

Grants and Awards:

-“Schools, Culture, Markets and Democratic Institutions in a Globalized World”, ECO2012-37065, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain. Principal Investigator: Esther Hauk.
-“The Economics of Language”, Funding: Programme Travail, CEPREMAP (Paris). Principal investigator: Javier Ortega. January-December 2010. Amount: €5,000.
“-Determinants sociodemogràfi…cs, incentius i rendiments econòmics de l’'aprenentatge de l’'idioma català per part de la població immigrant a Catalunya”, Funding: Generalitat de Catalunya - AGAUR, Referència concessió: 2009 ARAF1 00029. Dates: 2010-2011. Principal investigator, Lluis Díaz Serrano. Amount: €15,000.
“-Capital Humano, Inmigración y Oferta de Trabajo: Evaluación de Políticas Sociales y del Mercado de Trabajo”, Funding: Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia, Plan Nacional de I+D+i, Proyecto ECO2008-06395-C05-05/ECON Dates: 2008-2011. Principal investigator, Jose María Labeaga Azcona. Amount: €49,000.
“-L'’Europe: un ou plusieurs marchés du travail ?”, ANR Jeunes Chercheurs. €105,000, 2006-2009. Principal investigator: Javier Ortega.
-EC/TSER Project HPSE-CT01-00071 “Dynamic aspects of the European unemployment problem”, 2001-2004.
-Ministère de la Recherche (France), “Programme Travail”, 2001-2003.
-Post-doctoral fellowship, Wenner-Grenska Samfundet (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University). 1996-97.
-Doctoral scholarship, Banco de España (1992-1996).

Publications

Book

  1. Fève, P. and Ortega, J. (2004). Macroéconomie. ISBN 978-2-10-007359-7.

Chapter

  1. Ortega, J. (2002). Pareto-Improving Immigration in an Economy with Equilibrium Unemployment. In Cohen, D., Piketty, T. and Saint-Paul, G. (Eds.), The Economics of Rising Inequalities Peterson's. ISBN 978-0-19-925402-6.

Internet Publications (4)

  1. Hauk, E. and Ortega, J. (2015). Schooling, Nation Building and Industrialization: A Gellnerian Approach..
  2. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. (2015). The Impact of Immigration on the Local Labor Market Outcomes of Blue Collar Workers: Panel Data Evidence..
  3. ortega, J. and hauk, E. Schooling, Nation Building, and Industrialization: a Gellnerian Approach (new version)..
  4. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. Moving up or down? Immigration and the selection of natives across occupations and locations..

Journal Articles (7)

  1. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. (2015). Assimilation in Multilingual Cities. Journal of Population Economics, 28(3) . doi:10.1007/s00148-015-0549-9.
  2. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. (2014). The impact of immigration on the French labor market: Why so different? Labour Economics, 29, pp. 14–27. doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2014.05.002.
  3. Ortega, J. and Rioux, L. (2010). On the extent of re-entitlement effects in unemployment compensation. Labour Economics, 17(2), pp. 368–382. doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2009.11.007.
  4. Ortega, J. and Tangeraas, T, (2008). Unilingual versus Bilingual Education: a Political Economy Analysis. Journal of the European Economic Association, 6(5), pp. 1078–1108. doi:10.1162/JEEA.2008.6.5.1078.
  5. Ortega, J. (2007). Determinantes del nivel de catalán de los inmigrantes en Cataluña: Un análisis de sección cruzada a nivel comarcal. Cuadernos Economicos de ICE, 74, pp. 101–127.
  6. Ortega, J. and Rioux, L. (2002). Duration of contracts and unemployment compensation: A quantitative analysis of the dualism of the French labor market | Durée des contrats et indemnisation du chômage une analyse quantitative du dualisme du marché du travail français. Revue Economique, 53(6), pp. 1273–1303. doi:10.2307/3503070.
  7. Ortega, J. (2000). Pareto-improving immigration in an economy with equilibrium unemployment. The Economic Journal, 110(460), pp. 92–112. doi:10.1111/1468-0297.00492.

Scholarly Editions (10)

  1. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. (2015). Assimilation in multilingual cities.
  2. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. (2014). The impact of immigration on the French labor market: Why so different?
  3. Ortega, J. (1995). Membership Rules, Matching and Unemployment.
  4. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. Immigration and the Occupational Choice of Natives: A Factor Proportions Approach.
  5. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. Assimilation in Multilingual Cities.
  6. Ortega, J. Determinantes del nivel de catalán de los inmigrantes en Cataluña: Un análisis de sección cruzada a nivel comarcal.
  7. Ortega, J. Assimilation in multilingual cities.
  8. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. Assimilation in Multilingual Cities.
  9. Ortega, J. and Verdugo, G. Immigration and the Occupational Choice of Natives: A Factor Proportions Approach.
  10. Ortega, J. Working-Time Regulation, Firm Heterogeneity, and Efficiency.

Thesis/Dissertation

  1. Ortega, J. Modèles d'appariement : une structure de base alternative pour l'analyse du marché du travail. (PhD Thesis)

Education

Teaching Interests

Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Economics of Language, Political Economy.

Teaching experience

-City University London, Teaching, 2008- : Public Economics (undergraduate), Economics of the European Integration (UG), Welfare Economics (postgraduate).
-London School of Economics, Summer School, July 2010-2013: Macroeconomics (UG).
-Université de Toulouse, Teaching, 1998-2008: Macroeconomics (UG), Labour Economics (UG), Public Economics (UG), Labour Economics (PG and PhD),
Economics of Language, Nationalism and Identity (PhD).
-London School of Economics, Teaching, 2002-2003: Macroeconomics (UG).
-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Teaching, 1997-1998: Applied Economics (UG), Labour
Economics (UG)

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