Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos

Lecturer in Economics

Background

Lecturer in Economics, Newcastle University

CESifo Research Fellow

EDUCATION

University of Essex:          PhD in Economics (2004)

                                            MSc in Economics (1999)

University of Costa Rica:  BSc in Economics (1993)

 

EMPLOYMENT

Lecturer in Economics, Newcastle University Business School (Sep 2005 –to the date)

Lecturer in Economics, University of Wales at Aberystwyth (Jan 2004- Sep 2005)

Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Essex (Sep 2002 - Dec 2003)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Economics, University of Essex (Sep 1999 - Sep 2002)

Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade, Government of Costa Rica (1996-1998)

Economic Researcher, Federation of Private Entities of Central America and Panama, FEDEPRICAP (1993-1996)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Costa Rica (1992-1994)

 

VISITING


University of Geneva, Switzerland (2015)

SUNY-Albany, USA (2015)

CESifo, Munich, Germany (2015) 

Department of Economics, University of Navarra, Spain  (2012)

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica (2011)

Department of Economics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy (2011)


SEMINARS

Geneva (2015), Fribourg (2015), Neuchatel (2015), Loyola-Maryland (2015) SUNY-Albany (2015), IAB (Nurenberg, 2015), CESifo (Munich, 2015), University of St. Andrews (2014); University of Oviedo (2014), Central Bank of Costa Rica (2014); University of Costa Rica (2014).

CONFERENCES

EEA Annual Congress (Manheim, 2015), Search and Matching Annual Conference (Aix-en-Provence, 2015), EALE Annual Conference (Tallin, 2009, Ljubljana, 2014); Econometric Society North America Summer Meeting (Minneapolis, 2014); ESPE Annual Conference (paper accepted, Braga, 2014); ISNIE Annual Conference (Durham NC, 2014); Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting (Boston, 2014); EBES Annual Conference (Singapore, 2014, Istanbul, 2012, Athens, 2010); JOLATE Annual Conference (San Luis Potosí, 2010); Econometric Society-Australasia Meeting (Canberra, 2010); Annual Congress, Italian Association of Labour Economics (Sassari, 2009); European Economic Association (Barcelona, 2009); International Society for New Institutional Economics (Berkeley, 2009); Encuentros de Economía Aplicada (Madrid, 2009); Annual Conference of the Association of Spanish Economists  (Oviedo, 2006); INFER Conference (Cork, 2006)


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Refereeing activity:

Referee for International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Labour Economics; Journal of Macroeconomics; European Economic Review

External PhD Examiner, University of Essex

External Examiner, Adam Smith Business School (Economics), University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow (2015-

Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies; Senior Tutor; Degree Program Director, Economics and Business Management; Thesis supervision.

Organisation of seminars and presentations; Annual visit by Professor Alberto Trejos (INCAE): Exchange Programme Bank of Costa Rica and University of Costa Rica


Research

Refereed Publications

  1. Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. and John Wildman.  “Beauty Premium and Marriage Premium in Search Equilibrium:  Theory and Empirical Test,  forthcoming in International Economic Review.

  2. Bonilla, R. and Alberto Trejos. “Employment Participation and Home Production in Search Equilibrium”,  Monetaria, Volume XXXVII, 2015 (1)

  3. Bonilla R. and Francis Kiraly, “Marriage Wage Premium in a Search Equilibrium”, Labour Economics, Volume 24, October 2013, pp. 107-115

  4. Bonilla R and Ken Burdett, “On-the-Job Search and Labor Market Equilibrium”. BE Journal of Macroeconomics 2010, 10 (1)  

  5. Bonilla, R. “Contracts and on-the-job search”. Labour Economics 2008, 15(3)

  6. Bonilla R and Ken Burdett, “Bargaining, on-the-job search and labor market equilibrium”. In: Bunzel, H.; Christensen, B.J.; Neumann, G.R.; Robin, J-M, ed. Structural models of wage and employment dynamics. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V, 2006, pp.15-35 (with Burdett K)

 Other Publications

1. Bonilla, R. "Chiappori, Pierre-Andre:  Matching with transfers: the economics of love and marriage [Book Review].  Journal of Economics 2018, Epub ahead of print.

Working Papers 

  1.  Bonilla, R. and Alberto Trejos. “Marriage and Employment Participation with Bargaining in Search Equilibrium”, CESifo Working Paper No. 6543, June 2017 
  2. Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. and John Wildman. “Marriage Premium and Classes”, CESifo Working Paper No. 6550, June 2017 
Work in Progress
  1. Bonilla, R., and Francis Kiraly. Constrained Sequential Job Search, NUBS Working Papers, 2013
  2. Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. “Work, Marriage and Divorce in Combined Search Equilibrium”, 2016
  3. Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. “Constrained Search and the Male Education Puzzle”, 2016 
  

SEMINARS

Geneva (2015), Fribourg (2015), Neuchatel (2015), Loyola-Maryland (2015) SUNY-Albany (2015), IAB (Nurenberg, 2015), CESifo (Munich, 2015), University of St. Andrews (2014); University of Oviedo (2014), Central Bank of Costa Rica (2014); University of Costa Rica (2014).

CONFERENCES

Econometrics Society North America Summer Meeting (St Louis, 2017

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Econometrics Society, NASM (St. Louis, 2018), Portuguese Economic Journal (Coimbra, 2016), Applied Economics Meetings (Sevilla 2016, Madrid, 2009), EEA Annual Congress (Manheim, 2015), Search and Matching Annual Conference (Aix-en-Provence, 2015), EALE Annual Conference (Tallin, 2009, Ljubljana, 2014); Econometric Society North America Summer Meeting (Minneapolis, 2014); ESPE Annual Conference (paper accepted, Braga, 2014); ISNIE Annual Conference (Durham NC, 2014); Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting (Boston, 2014); EBES Annual Conference (Singapore, 2014, Istanbul, 2012, Athens, 2010); JOLATE Annual Conference (San Luis Potosí, 2010); Econometric Society-Australasia Meeting (Canberra, 2010); Annual Congress, Italian Association of Labour Economics (Sassari, 2009); European Economic Association (Barcelona, 2009); International Society for New Institutional Economics (Berkeley, 2009); Annual Conference of the Association of Spanish Economists  (Oviedo, 2006); INFER Conference (Cork, 2006)

 


Teaching

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer in Economics

Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies, 2015-

Undergraduate: Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Personnel Economics, Government and Industry, Economics of Risk and Uncertainty, Regulation Economics, Introduction to Econometrics and Introduction to Economics

Postgraduate: International Trade, Research Methods and Game Theory

Publications