Diaz-Serrano , Luis
Full Professor
Specialization Applied Microeconometrics, Housing Economics, Immigration Economics
Phone 977759891
Office 318
Group qure
PhD Universitat Rovira i Virgili


Articles in journals JCR
  • Calzada, J. and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2023): "Conflicting national policies: The creation of the euro and the rebalancing of telecommunications prices", Telecommunications Policy, 102458,
  • Clark, A. and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2023): "Do Individuals Adapt to All Types of Housing Transitions?", Review of Economics of the Household, 21, 645-672
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Flamand, Sabine (2023): "Attitudes Towards Single Parents’ Children in Private and State-Dependent Private Schools: Experimental Evidence", Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 14, 223-242
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Sackey, F.G. (2023): "Is microfinance really helping the most vulnerable? An empirical test of the effectiveness of the Ghana’s Microfinance Policy Reform", Applied Economics, 55(2), 131-145
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Stoyanova, A. (2023): "The relationship between overweight and education revisited: a test of the selection hypothesis based on adolescents’ educational aspirations", Public Health, 225, 237-243
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Teruel, Mercedes (2023): "Job-to-job transitions and the job satisfaction puzzle: a diff-in-diff analysis for eleven EU countries", Applied Economics, 55(4), 5464-5483
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Kallis, G. (2022): "Political leaders with professional background in business and climate outcomes", Climatic Change, 172, 14
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Nilsson, W. (2022): "The reliability of students’ earnings expectations", Labour Economics, 76, 102182
  • Albiol, Judit , Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Teruel, Mercedes (2021): "The Transition to Self-Employment and Perceived Skill-Mismatches: Panel Data Evidence from Eleven EU Countries", Social Indicators Research, 153, 957-977
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2020): "The duration of compulsory education and the transition to secondary education: Panel data evidence from low-income countries", International Journal of Educational Development, forthcoming,
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Nilsson, W. (2020): "The regional anatomy of youths' educational attainment in Spain: The role of the employment structure in local labour markets", Papers in Regional Science, forthcoming,
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2019): "Inflation of Home Appraisal Values and the Access to Mortgage Loans of Credit Constrained Borrowers", International Review of Economics & Finance, 63, 412-422
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Meix-Llop, E. (2019): "Decentralization and the Quality of Public Services: Cross-Country Evidence from Educational Data", Environment & Planing C: Politics and Space, 37(7), 1296-1316
  • Schmutzler, J. , Andonova, V. and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2018): "How Context Shapes Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy as a Driver of Entrepreneurial Intentions: a Multilevel Approach", Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, DOI 10.1177/1042258717753142,
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Meix, Enric (2016): "Do schools discriminate against homosexual parents? Evidence from a randomized correspondence experiment", Economics of Education Review, 53, 133-142
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (2015): "Decentralization and the Welfare State: What Do Individuals Perceive?", Social Indicators Research, 120, 411-435
  • Hartog, Joop and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2015): "Why Do We Ignore the Risk in Schooling Decisions?", De Economist, 163, 125-153
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Raya, Josep Maria (2014): “Mortgages, immigrants and discrimination: An analysis of the interest rates in Spain”, Regional Science & Urban Economics, 45, 22-32
  • Budria, Santiago. , Diaz-Serrano, Luis , Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada and Hartog, Joop (2013): "Risk-Aversion and Income Growth: Replicating Shaw (1996)", Empirical Economics, 44, 981-1004
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2013): "Immigrants, Natives and Job Quality: Evidence from Spain", International Journal of Manpower, 34, 753 - 775
  • Solé, Meritxell. , Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Rodríguez, Marisol (2013): "Disparities in Work, Risk, and Health between Immigrants and Native-Born", Social Science & Medicine, 76, 179-187
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and A. Rodríguez-Pose (2012): "Decentralization, Subjective Well-Being and the Perception of institutions", Kyklos, 65 (2), 179 - 193
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Stoyanova, Alexandrina P. (2010): "Mobility and housing satisfaction: an empirical analysis for twelve EU countries", Journal of Economic Geography, 10(5), 661-683
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2009): "Disentangling the housing satisfaction puzzle: does homeownership really matter?", Journal of Economic Psychology, 30(5), 745-755
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2009): "Political institutions and telecomunications", Journal of Development Economics, 89, 77-83
  • Stoyanova, Alexandrina P. and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2009): "El impacto diferencial del capital social sobre la salud mental de la población autóctona y los inmigrantes residentes en Cataluña", Gaceta Sanitaria, 23, 93-99
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis , Hartog, J. and Nielsen, H.S. (2008): "Compensating wage differentials for schooling risk in Denmark", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110, 711-731
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Hartog, J. (2007): "Earning risk and demand for higher education: a cross-section test for Spain", Journal of Applied Economics, 10, 1-28
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis and Hartog, J. (2006): "Is there a risk-return trade off across educations? Evidenece for Spain", Investigaciones Economicas, 30 (2), 317-351
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2005): "Income volatility and residential mortgage delinquency across the EU", Journal of Housing Economics, 14, 153-177
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2005): "Labor income uncertainty, skewness and homeownership: a panel data study for Germany and Spain", Journal of Urban Economics, 58, 156-176
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2005): "On the negative relationship between labor income uncertainty and homeownership: risk aversion vs. credit constraints", Journal of Housing Economics, 14, 109-126
  • Diaz-Serrano, Luis , J. Hartog , E. Plug and J. Vieira (2003): "Risk compensation in wages: a replication study", Empirical Economics, 28, 639-647
Book chapters
  • Stoyanova, A.P and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2011): "Social Capital and Mental Health: Exploring the Impact of Individual and Community Social Capital on Mental Health Status in Spain", Social Determinants and Mental Health, Nova Science Publishers, Sabine Bährer-Kholer (Ed.), Chapter 6,
  • Stoyanova, Alexandrina P. and Diaz-Serrano, Luis (2008): "Salud y Capital Social", in Rodríguez, M. and Urbanos, R. (eds.) Desigualdades Sociales en Salud: Factores Determinantes y Elementos para la Acción, Elsevier,