Judit Vall Castelló

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Universitat de Barcelona & Researcher at @FundacioIEB & at CRES-UPF


  • Check out our new WP on the effects of COVID-19 on health and on the willingness to pay for the public health care system!! Downloadable here.
  • I have been awarded funding from Fundación Ramón Areces for the project “The Regulation of Heatlh Tourism: The case of Spain” as part of its program on Social Sciences Research Projects (Check here).
  • I have also been awarded a Leonardo grant from the BBVA Foundation to work on the project “Sickness Absence and Business Cycle Fluctuations” (Check here).
  • I have been appointed as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management (as of August 2020).
  • Check out our new publication at The Economic Journal on the long-term effects of fixed-term contracts here.


Judit Vall is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of Universitat de Barcelona and Research Fellow at IZA and at the Centre for Research in Health and Economics of Pompeu Fabra University.

She has previously been Research Director at the Centre for Research in Economics and Health Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and has been assistant professor at Universitat de Girona.

She is an applied economist specialized in policy evaluation particularly in the areas of health economics and labour economics. She has been involved in international projects at NBER, UNICEF and Cambridge University. Judit has taught in universities in Spain (UPF and Girona), The Netherlands and Mexico.

She was a Pre-doctoral Marie Curie Research Fellow at Maastricht University where she received her PhD in July 2010.

After defending her PhD she was a Robert Solow Postdoctoral Fellowship at UPF. She has been a visiting scholar at University of Essex, at the Toulouse School of Economics and at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Fulbright-Schuman grant.


Department of Economics & IEB, Universitat de Barcelona.
John M.Keynes, 1-11, 08034, Barcelona.