Laura Crespo

Research Economist at Bank Of Spain

Laura Crespo is Research Economist at the Division of Microeconomic Analysis, DG Economics and Statistics, Banco de España since February 2015. She specialises in the design, production, and use of survey data as part of the team that conducts the Spanish Survey of Household Finances (EFF). Previously, since April 2006, she was a senior researcher at CEMFI, where she was in charge of the implementation of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in Spain as part of the Spanish country team. Laura obtained her Ph.D in Economics from the Universidad de Alicante in 2007, and holds an M.Sc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. During her graduate studies she was granted research fellowships from the Ramón Areces foundation and the Marie Curie Training Site Programme of the European Commission. She also worked as research assistant and affiliate Ph.D student at the Centre for Applied Microeconometrics, University of Copenhagen, during one year. She does empirical research in the fields of labour economics, economics of ageing and applied microeconometrics broadly defined. She also has methodological interests in the design and implementation of survey data collection.