Martín A. Valdez

PhD Candidate

Lille Économie Management - UMR 9221

I am a PhD candidate in Economics from the LEM Laboratory at Université de Lille, in cotutelle with Universiteit Gent.

My thesis supervisors are Etienne Farvaque and Thomas Baudin (Lille side) and Koen Schoors and Luis Correa da Rocha (Ghent side).

 My primary field is Macroeconomics, with an emphasis on how Political Economy issues influence economic outcomes. I am highly interested in Heterogenous Agents models and their use to study the distributional and aggregate consequences of a diverse set of issues. 

Some themes I am currently working on, or have previously worked on, are lobbying, regulatory capture, the firm size distribution, market power, financial frictions and income inequality.