Matilde Pinto Machado

 Boston University  PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Economics

University Carlos III



From Matilde's CV:



  • Ph.D. in Economics: Boston University, 1997.

  • M.A. in Economics: Boston University, 1995.

  • B.A. in Economics: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1991

Fields of Interest

  • Empirical Industrial Organization.

  • Health Economics.

  • Applied Econometrics.

CEPR Research Affiliate
Associate Editor of the Spanish Economic Review





"Benchmarking for Productivity Improvement: a health care application" (with Daniel Ackerberg and Michael Riordan)
International Economic Review, vol47 nº1, February 2006
(previous version in working paper of NBER Nº 8385

"Substance Abuse TReatment: what do we know? An Economist's perspective,"
European Journal of Health Economics
, Vol. 6 (1), pp 53-64, March 2005.

"A Consistent Estimator for the Binomial Distribution in the Presence of Incidental Parameters, an Application to Patent Data."
Journal of Econometrics
, vol 119 (1) pp73-98, March 2004.

"Dollars and Performance: Treating Alcohol Misuse in Maine".
Journal of Health Economics
, vol 20 (4) pp 645-672, 2001.


Working papers

"Bilateral Market Power and Vertical Integration in the Spanish Electricity Spot Market
(previously presented and distributed as: "Market Power and Vertical Integration in the Spanish Electricity Market")" (with Kuehn, Kai-Uwe)
CEPR Working Paper N. 4590
Recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Studies: Market Structure (Topic) Recent Hits.

"Moral hazard and the demand for health services: a matching estimator approach" (with Anna Sanz de Galdeano and Pedro Pita Barros)
CEPR DP 5488, Feb. 2006


Ongoing Research

  • "Can we Measure Hospital Quality from Physicians' choices?" " (with Ricardo Mora and Antonio Romero).

  • "Cost-Push versus Demand-Pull Inflation in Postwar U.S.: A VAR Approach." (with Ostos, Miguel, Quispe, Zenon and Ruiz, Juan) preliminary.


Previous Affiliations

  • Harvard School of Public Health, Departament of Population and International Health. Visiting Scholar (until August 2001)

  • Instituto de Anàlises Economico (CSIC), Bellaterra, Barcelona (from September 1997 to December 1998)


Other Professional Activities

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of EARIE 2005 (Oporto).

  • Member of the Scientific Committee iHEA 2005-2006 (Barcelona).

  • Elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for the Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) (2005-2008).

  • Journal Referee: Journal of Applied Econometrics (2005), The Energy Journal (2005), Journal of the European Economic Association (2004), Rand Journal of Economics (1995), Empirical Economics (2004), Investigaciones Económicas (2004, 1999, 1998), European Economic Review (2001, 2000, 1999, 1998), Revista de Economía Aplicada (2001, 1999, 1998), Economics of Governance (2000) , Journal of Health Economics (2002), Spanish Economic Review (2003) & Journal of Industrial Economics (2003,2004), , International Journal of Industrial Economics (2005).

  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee 29th EARIE, 2002 (Madrid).

  • Project evaluation for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2002)


Conferences and Seminars

  • November 2005: 9th annual conference of the Portuguese Health Economics Association (APES), Coimbra, Portugal.

  • October 2005: Universidad de Vigo.

  • October 2005: Industrial Organization and Competition Policy, Fundación Ramón Areces. Madrid.

  • September 2005: XXI Jornadas de Economía Industrial, Bilbao.

  • August 2005: 20th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Amsterdam.

  • July 2005: iHEA International Health Economics Association 5th bi-annual conference, Barcelona

  • June 2005: IDEI Conférence en l’honneur de Jean-Jacques Laffont, Toulouse

  • June 2005: Policy Evaluation Workshop day, CEMFI, Madrid

  • February 2005: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: 1-day conference of “Experts on Statistical indicators and data bases on pharmaceuticals”

  • October 2004: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Department of Economics (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • September 2004: XX Jornadas de Economía Industrial (Granada, Spain).

  • August 2004: 19th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Madrid.

  • May 2004: CEMFI.

  • April 2004: Michigan University, Department of Economics.

  • March 2004: Institute for Fiscal Studies (London) and University of Essex.

  • February 2004: City University London.

  • January 2004: CEPR conference "Competition and Coordination in the Electricity Industry," Toulouse.

  • June 2003: 8th annual conference SpiE, Lisbon.

  • May 2003: 4th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Leuven, Belgium.

  • June 2003: Industrial and Health Economics: "a love story" Workshop, Barcelona.

  • September 2002: 29th EARIE annual conference, Madrid, Spain.

  • May 2002: Conference on Microeconometric Models and Simulation Tools for Fiscal Policy, IEF, Madrid, Spain.

  • April 2002: "Seminario de Madrid," Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

  • August 2001: EARIE - European Association for research in Industrial Economics 28th annual conference. Dublin, Ireland.

  • July 2001: IHEA - International Health Economics Association, 3rd international conference. York, UK.

  • November 2000: ASSET conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • October 2000: Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • September 1999: Jornadas de Economía Industrial, Madrid, Spain.

  • July 1999: Workshop on Industrial Organization, Universidade de Vigo.

  • March 1999: Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

  • February 1999: Fundación Empresa Pública, Madrid, Spain.

  • August 1998: Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society, Lima, Peru.

  • October 1997: International Conference on Health Economics, Évora, Portugal.







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