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.
  • We have received funding from AGAUR as part of the “Pandemies 2020” call for our project “Policies for Resilient Societies in Times of Pandemics“. 28 researchers from different disciplines and different universities are part of this project and I am the PI.
  • I have been appointed as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management (as of August 2020).
  • Check out the “Covid en el mundo” posts in Nada es Gratis where, as editors of the blog, we ask researchers based in different countries to explain the Covid experience in his/her country of residence.


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.