My research focuses on what determines innovation dynamics, entry, and their relation with competition policy. I have, however, a broad interest in Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, and Applied Theory.
 On the Interaction between Patent Screening and its Enforcement [with Gerard Llobet and Javier Suárez] [pdf]
 Second-Price Auctions with Participation Costs [with José Espín-Sanchez and Yuzhou Wang] (This is being subsumed by article  above)
 Innovation and Competition: The role of the Product Market [with Guillermo Marshall] [pdf]
International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol 65, July 2019, 221-247
• 2019’s IJIO Best Theoretical Paper Award.
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