Alicia joined the JRC in 2022 after working as a Project Director for 40dB, a Spanish demoscopic firm, and as a research fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Prior to that, she spent three years at the Microeconomic Studies division of Banco de España, where she was part of the Household Financial Survey (EFF) unit. She also worked as a consultant for the OECD in green growth and environmental modelling topics.
Within the TEDAM-REMO team, she carries out research on the take-up and absorption of EU policies/funds and its impact on social priorities from a national and subnational perspective.
Alicia is currently a PhD candidate at the Autonomous University of Madrid and she holds a Master in Economics of Public Policy from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
Her research interests include economic inequality, public policy evaluation and innovation from a microeconomic perspective. She has worked on the gender wealth and promotion gaps, child penalties in earnings, the effects of divorce and non-contributory pension systems, along with methodological improvements to survey design. During her time at the OECD she also dealt with the effects of innovation on firms, the circular economy and environmental projections.