Lídia is from Barcelona and lives in Brussels, where she studied the Master in Quantitive Economics in ECARES and is currently doing her PhD.
Her research interests are in the fields of Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Her PhD research is on the links between Inequality and Household Debt, an emerging and hot topic. Despite the consensus on the high correlation of the two elements, the literature proposes very different linkage mechanisms, which she aims at unifying in an Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets, Overlapping Generations model. The goal of the research is to disentangle and quantify the relative importance of these mechanisms contributing to the current economic meltdown for different countries.