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; 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

Bonilla, R.; Trejos, A. Employment Participation and Home Production in Search Equilibrium, Monetaria, Vol III, 2015

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Bonilla, R.; Kirlaly, F. Marriage Wage Premium in a Search Equilibrium, Labour Economics, Volume 24, October 2013, pp. 107-115

Bonilla, R.; Burdett, K. On-the-Job Search and Labor Market Equilibrium. BE Journal of Macroeconomics 2010, 10 (1) 

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

Bonilla, R.; Burdett, K. 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 

 


 

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

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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)

 

Refereed Publications

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

 

Unpublished Papers and work in Progress

  • Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. and John Wildman.  “Beauty Premium and Marriage Premium in Search Equilibrium:  Theory and Empirical Test, Working Paper”, CESifo Working Paper 5242, 2015 (revise and resubmit in International Economic Review).

  • Bonilla, R. and Alberto Trejos. “Marriage, Employment Participation and Bargaining in Search Equilibrium”, NUBS Discussion Papers, 2015

  • Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. and John Wildman. “Marriage Premium and Classes”, NUBS Discussion Papers, 2015

  • Bonilla, R., and Francis Kiraly. Constrained Sequential Job Search, NUBS Working Papers, 2013

  • Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. “Work, Marriage and Divorce in Combined Search Equilibrium”, 2016

  • Bonilla, R., Kiraly, F. “Constrained Search and the Male Education Puzzle”, 2016

  • “Investment and gender asymmetries in a bargaining model of the labour and marriage market”, 2014 (with Alberto Trejos)

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

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