Omar Licandro joined the IAE in 2009. His main research field is Macroeconomics with special interest in Growth Theory. His main contributions are on vintage capital theory and embodied technical progress. He has recently contributed to the literature on the transition from Malthus to Modern Growth, as well as the competitive role of trade, in particular under firm heterogeneity.
Before joining the IAE, he was Professor at the European University Institute and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Senior Researcher at FEDEA.
He is the Secretary General of the International Economic Association (IEA) and the Executive Secretary of the Research Center for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE).