Luis Toharia (1951-2012) deeply influenced research on Labour Economics in Spain He exercised his excellent teaching and research duties in the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid and had an intense career, featured by his extraordinary professional and personal qualities.

His research always focused on very relevant and socially concerned issues, rigorously marked by respectful and deep data treatment, to the point that his probably most relevant contribution has to do with the measurement of employment and unemployment. He also contributed to the improvement of labour statistics in Spain and, therefore, of the data-sets used nowadays by researchers. He also marked many other areas, and his work influenced the elaboration of social and labour market policies. With his well-known extraordinary academic generosity he trained several generations of labour economists and contributed to open spaces for discussion; he personally promoted the creation of the Jornadas de Economía Laboral from 1995 and the creation of AEET (Spanish Association of Labour Economists) in 2005. His intellectual honesty, his friendly teaching and generosity make him a key figure and a crucial reference for the next generations of labour market researchers in Spain.

In the aim of honouring him for his interest and devotion to incorporate our youngest colleagues in the Jornadas de Economía Laboral, the AEET launched in 2013 a set of grants addressed to support their participation in the Jornadas de Economía Laboral.

Rules and submissions of the 2nd edition of Luis Toharia Grants

Sponsored by the Economics Department in Universidad de Alcalá and Urrutia Elejalde Foundation


2n edition (2015):

Andrés Azqueta Gavaldón (University of Glasgow)

Andrés Felipe García Suaza (Universidad Carlos III y Universidad del Rosario)

Barbara Masi (Queen Mary University of London)

Diana Fernández Méndez (IDEGA-Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

Elena Miguel Rodríguez (Universidad de Oviedo)

Pedro Trivín García (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)

The board was made by Dr Jesús Clemente (Universidad de Zaragoza), Dr. Dª. Ainhoa Herrarte (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Dr Aranza Ugidos (Universidad del País Vasco).

Previously awarded participants

1st edition (2013):

Gustavo García (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), 

Manuel Flores (IDEGA, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), 

Pau Balart (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

María Ramos (UNED – Universidad de Alcalá).

The board was made by Dr Inmaculada García Mainar (Universidad de Zaragoza), Dr. Ricardo Pagán (Universidad de Málaga) and Dr Ferrán Mañé (Universidad Rovira i Virgili).

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