I am an Assistant Professor at the UB School of Economics and I am affiliated with the Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (I.E.B.) and the CESifo in Munich. I work in the area of Public Economics, most of my work is applied work in Public Finance. I work currently on the effects of taxation on (internal) migration, tax evasion and income shifting, fiscal capacity of governments, and the role of politicians in fiscal policy making.



New working papers:


Income Shifting and Tax Evasion: Evidence from an Uruguayan Tax Reform
(joint with Leonel Muinelo Gallo and Javier Vázquez-Grenno)

- preliminary draft

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Forthcoming articles:


Relocation of the Rich: Migration in Response to Top Tax Rate Changes from Spanish Reforms
(joint with David R. Agrawal)

Review of Economics and Statistics, accepted
Working paper version here

Media coverage:



Fiscal Decentralization and Mobility: Evidence from Spain’s Income Tax System
(joint with David R. Agrawal)


ifo DICE Report - Journal for Institutional Comparisons (02/2018)







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Dirk Foremny
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Universitat de Barcelona
c/ John M. Keynes, 1-11
08034 Barcelona (SPAIN)






+34 93 402 18 16


ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8987-231X


Office hours for students:
I hold my office hours upon appointment at the
Department of Economics,
Tower 6, Office 6101.
Please send me an email to arrange a meeting.