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