Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area that exists between economics and sociology, focusing on work and employment issues such as:
-The division of labour and change in employment structures.
-Job quality and working conditions.
-Technical change, work and employment.
-Wage inequality.
-European labour markets and labour regulation.


Publications

1. Articles in peer-reviewed journals

-With Fana, M. and Torrejón, S. (2020). Employment impact of Covid-19 crisis: from short term effects to long terms prospects. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics.

-With Bisello, M. and  (2020). Occupational mobility, employment transitions and job quality in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession. Economic and Industrial Democracy.

-With Grande, R., and J.I.A. Pérez, (2020). Innovation and job quality. A firm-level exploration. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

-With Martínez-Plumed, F., Tolan, S., Pesole, A., Hernández-Orallo, J. and E. Gómez (2020). Does AI Qualify for the Job? A Bidirectional Model Mapping Labour and AI Intensities. In Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 94–100.

-With J. M. Arranz-Muñoz (2019): “Occupations and the recent trends in wage inequality in Europe“, European Journal of Industrial Relations.

-With Vacas-Soriano, C. and R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2019): “Recent trends in wage inequality from an EU perspective: a tale of two convergences“, Empirica.

-With C. Vacas-Soriano (2018): “Income Inequality in the Great Recession from an EU-wide Perspective“, CESifo Forum 19(2), 9-18.

-With J. Hurley (2017): “Routine-biased technical change and job polarisation in Europe“, Socio-Economic Review 15(3), 565-585. Additional charts to figure 5.

-With C. Vacas-Soriano (2016): “A coordinated European Union minimum wage policy?“, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 22(2), 97-113.

-With Grande, R., del Rey Poveda, A., and Antón, J. I. (2015): “Employment and Occupational Mobility among Recently Arrived Immigrants: The Spanish Case 1997–2007”, Population Research and Policy Review, 34 (2), 243-277.

-With del Rey Poveda, A., Cebrián-Villar, M., Grande Martín, R., and Antón, J. I. (2015): “La interferencia entre el estatus familiar y las características individuales en el nacimiento del primer hijo tras la emigración a España”, Revista Internacional de Sociología, 73(2), e011.

-With J.I. Antón and R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2014): “Supplementary private pensions and saving: evidence from Spain”, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 13 (04), 367-388.

-With J.I. Antón, R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente and J. Rivera (2013): “Effects of health care decentralization in Spain from a citizens’ perspective”, European Journal of Health Economics, May 2013, 1-21.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F.J. Braña (2013): “Early School Leaving In Spain: Evolution, Intensity & Determinants”, European Journal of Education, 48 (1), 150-164.

-(2012): “Job Polarization in Europe? Changes in the Employment Structure and Job Quality, 1995-2007“, Work and Occupations, Vol. 39(2), 157-182.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F. Esteve (2011): “E Pluribus Unum? A Critical Survey Of Job Quality Indicators”, Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 9(2), 447-475.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F.J. Braña (2010): “Algunas apreciaciones aritméticas sobre el fracaso y el abandono escolar”, Revista de Educación, Nº Extraordinario.

-With C. Weltz (2008): “Financial participation of employees in the European Union: much ado about nothing?”, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 14(4), 479-496.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2007): “Producción y Tiempo. Utilización de capacidad instalada en las empresas españolas, in Estudios de Economía Aplicada, 25-1.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2005): “Job Satisfaction as an Indicator of the Quality of Work“, in Journal of Socio-Economics vol. 34 – issue 5.

-(2003) “Job Instability and Political Attitudes Towards Work: Some Lessons from the Spanish Case“, in European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 9 nº 2, pp. 205-222.

-(2002) “Una aproximación sociológica al fenómeno del Software Libre”, in Revista Internacional de Sociología, nº 31, pp. 167-184.

2. Articles in edited books

-(2018): “Game changing technologies for European manufacturing“, in M. Neufeind, J. O’Reilly, and F. Ranft (eds): Work in the Digital Age. Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd, London.

-With Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, R. (2014): Job Satisfaction”, in A. Michalos (ed.): Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, 3451-3454.

-(2012): “Patterns of employment expansion in Europe, 1995-2007” in E. Fernández-Macías, J. Hurley y  D. Storrie (eds): Transformations of the employment structure in the EU and the US, 1995–2007, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

-With J. Ignacio Antón y R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2012): “Identifying Bad-Quality Jobs Across Europe”, in C. Warhurst, T. Findlay, C. Tilly and F. Carré (eds.): Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

-With F. Bauer et al.: “Cross-country Comparison of Operating Hours, Capacity Utilisation, Working Times and Employment”, in L. Delsen et al (2007): Operating Hours and Working Times, Springer, Berlin.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente: “Operating hours and working times in Spain”, in L. Delsen et al (2007): Operating Hours and Working Times, Springer, Berlin.

-“Tipo de contrato y actitudes hacia los sindicatos”, in García Laso, A. y Sanguinetti Raymond, W. (2002): Sindicatos y cambios económicos y sociales, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca.

3. Books

-With J. Hurley and  D. Storrie (eds) (2012): Transformations of the employment structure in the EU and the US, 1995–2007, Palgrave Macmillan, London. Some chapters for download: Ch. 1 – Introduction. Ch. 2 – Methodology. Ch. 3 – European patterns. Ch. 7 – A multidimensional job quality approach.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F. Esteve (2011): Measuring More than Money: the Social Economics of Job Quality, Edward Elgar, London.

-(2010): Changes in the structure of employment and job quality in Europe (Doctoral dissertation), University of Salamanca, Spain.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, J.I. Antón and F.J. Braña (2009): Abandono escolar y mercado de trabajo, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Madrid.

-With M. Escobar Mercado (2009): Análisis Estadístico para las Ciencias Sociales con Stata, CIS, Madrid.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2008): El trabajo a tiempo parcial en España, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Madrid.

-With R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente, F. Esteve Mora and A. García Laso (2003): Nuevos tiempos de actividad y empleo, Ministerio de Trabajo, Madrid.

4. Selected policy-oriented reports and working papers

-With Antón, J.I., Klenert, D., Urzi-Brancati, C. and Alaveras, G. (2020). The labour market impact of robotisation in Europe, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2020/06.

-With Sostero, M., Milasi, S., Hurley, J. and Bisello, M. (2020). Teleworkability and the COVID-19 crisis: a new digital divide?, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2020/05.

-With M. Bisello (2020). A Taxonomy of Tasks for Assessing the Impact of New Technologies on Work, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2020/04.

-With Klenert, D. and J.I. Antón (2020). Not so disruptive yet? Characteristics, distribution and determinants of robots in Europe, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2020/03.

-With Fana, M., Tolan, S., Torrejón, S., and C. Urzi Brancati (2020). The COVID confinement measures and EU labour markets, JRC Working Paper (EUR 30190 EN), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

-With Tolan, S., Pesole, A., Martínez-Plumed, F., Hernández-Orallo, J. and E. Gómez (2020). Measuring the Occupational Impact of AI: asks, Cognitive Abilities and AI Benchmark, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2020/02.

-With Klenert, D. and J.I. Antón (2020). Do robots really destroy jobs? Evidence from Europe, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2020/01.

-With Hurley, J., Bisello, M., Vacas, C. and M. Fana (2019). European Jobs Monitor 2019: Shifts in the employment structure at regional level, JRC/Eurofound, Dublin/Sevilla.

-With Bisello, M., Peruffo, E. and R. Rinaldi (2019): How computerisation is transforming jobs: Evidence from the European Working Conditions Survey, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2019/02.

-With Pesole, A., Urzi Brancati, C., & Gomez Herrera, E. (2019): How to quantify what is not seen? Two proposals for measuring platform work, JRC Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology 2019/01.

-With A. Pesole, M.C.U. Brancati, F. Biagi, F. and I.G. Vazquez (2018): Platform Workers in Europe, JRC Working Paper (EUR 29275 EN), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

-With M. Bisello and M. E. Hansen (2018): New Tasks in Old Jobs: Drivers of Change and Implications for Job Quality, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley, E. Peruffo, D. Storrie, M. Poel and El. Packalén (2018): Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With T. Paniagua de la Iglesia (2018): Labour market integration of migrants and their descendants in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin.

-(2018): Automation, digitisation and platforms: Implications for work and employment, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With M. Bisello and V. Maccarrone (2017): Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley and J.M. Arranz-Muñoz (2017): Occupational change and wage inequality: European Jobs Monitor 2017, Eurofound, Dublin.

 -With C. Vacas (2017): Income inequalities and Employment Patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley and M. Bisello (2016): What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley et al. (2015): Upgrading or polarisation? Long-term and global shifts in the employment structure: European Jobs Monitor 2015, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With C. Vacas (2015): Recent developments in the distribution of wages in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley (2014): Drivers of recent job polarization and upgrading in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With C. Vacas, C. Aumayr-Pintar and J. Cabrita (2014): Pay in Europe in the 21st Century, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With J. Hurley and D. Storrie (2013): Employment polarization and job quality in the crisis, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With Antón, J. I., Muñoz de Bustillo, R., and Rivera, J. (2011). Evaluación del proceso de descentralización del sistemas nacional de salud desde la perspectiva de los ciudadanos, CIS, Madrid.

-With Muñoz de Bustillo, R., Antón, J. I., and Azpitarte, F. (2010). Evaluación del tercer pilar del sistema de pensiones: determinantes de las aportaciones voluntarias y sus efectos sobre el ahorro de las familias, Ministerio de Trabajo e inmigración.

-With J. Hurley (2008): More and Better Jobs? Patterns of employment expansion in the EU, 1995-2006, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With A. Parent-Thirion, J. Hurley and G. Vermeylen (2007): Fourth European Working Conditions Survey, Eurofound, Dublin.

-With H. Krieger (2006): Too much or too little long-distance mobility in Europe? EU policies to promote and restrict mobility, Eurofound, Dublin.

5. Other publications

-“The potential for teleworking in Europe and the risk of a new digital divide“, in VoxEU (14 August 2020).

-“The asymmetric impact of COVID-19 confinement measures on EU labour markets“, in VoxEU (9 May 2020).

-“Don’t blame it on the machines: Robots and employment in Europe“, in VoxEU (24 February 2020)

-“Where are all the good jobs?“, in Social Europe Journal (27 November 2019).

-“Are Blue-Collar Jobs Turning White?“, in Social Europe Journal (17 October 2018).

-“Labour mobility in Europe during the Great Recession“, in Social Europe Journal (3 August 2017).

-“Europe´s shrinking middle class“, in Social Europe Journal (20 June 2017).

-“EU Income Inequality And The Great Recession“, in Social Europe Journal (21 March 2017).

-“Fewer Routine Jobs But More Routine Work“, in Social Europe Journal (27 September 2016).

-“A framework for measuring tasks across occupations“, in VoxEU (25 September 2016).

-“Three challenges for a modern labour market agenda in the EU“, in Policy Network (7 January 2016).

-“Job Polarisation In Europe: Are Mid-Skilled Jobs Disappearing?“, in Social Europe Journal (30 July 2015).

-“An EU perspective on wage inequality“, in Social Europe Journal (19 May 2015).

-“Occupational changes that transform the middle class“, in The Broker Online (28 April 2015).

 -With J. Ignacio Antón y R. Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente (2015): “Determinantes de la participación de los trabajadores en los planes privados de pensiones en la UE”, Revista de Derecho de la Seguridad Social 2, 263-288.

-With J. Hurley and  D. Storrie (2014): La polarización del empleo y la calidad del trabajo en la crisis. Panorama Social 18(7), 73-90.

-(2012): “La política laboral española en el seno de la UE. ¿Una integración sin competencias?“, Sistema. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 225-226, 49-64.