Professor Javier Ortega


I received my PhD in Economics from DELTA (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) in 1996. Among other positions, I have been Associate Professor at the Toulouse School of Economics (1998-2008) and then Senior Lecturer at City, University of London --and Head of the Economics Department in the period 2013-2017.

I joined Kingston University as Professor of Economics in January 2019. I am also a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Government (LSE), a Research Fellow at IZA and an External Research Fellow of CReAM. I am currently the Associate Dean for Research of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

I have taught a variety of courses including Labour Economics, Macro, Public Economics, Economics of the European Integration, and Economics of Identity, Culture and Language.

My main areas of research interest are Labour Economics and Political Economy. Currently, I am working on papers on the impact of immigration on natives, on nation-building through education and on political correctness.

For my detailed CV and links to my working papers, see my personal webpage:

Academic responsibilities

Acting Dean & Professor of Economics

Teaching and learning


Hauk, E. and J. Ortega (2021) "Equilibrium Political Correctness".

Ortega, J. (2000) "Pareto-Improving Immigration in an Economy with Equilibrium Unemployment", Economic Journal 110 (460), 92-112 

See links to my working papers at


Number of items: 9.


Ortega, Javier and Verdugo, Gregory (2021) Who stays and who leaves? Immigration and the selection of natives across locations. Journal of Economic Geography, ISSN (print) 1468-2702 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Hauk, Esther and Ortega, Javier (2021) Schooling, nation building and industrialization. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 33(1), pp. 56-94. ISSN (print) 0951-6298

Ortega, Javier and Verdugo, Gregory (2015) Assimilation in multilingual cities. Journal of Population Economics, 28(3), pp. 785-815. ISSN (print) 0933-1433

Ortega, Javier and Verdugo, Gregory (2014) The impact of immigration on the French labor market : why so different? Labour Economics, 29, pp. 14-27. ISSN (print) 0927-5371

Ortega, Javier and Rioux, Laurence (2010) On the extent of re-entitlement effects in unemployment compensation. Labour Economics, 17(2), pp. 368-382. ISSN (print) 0927-5371

Ortega, Javier and Tangeraas, Thomas P. (2008) Unilingual versus bilingual education : a political economy analysis. Journal of the European Economic Association, 6(5), 1078 - 1108. ISSN (print) 1542-4766

Ortega, Javier (2007) Determinantes del nivel de Catalán de los inmigrantes en Cataluña : un análisis de sección cruzada a nivel comarcal [= Determinants of the level of Catalan immigrants in Catalonia : a cross-sectional analysis at the regional level]. Cuadernos Economicos de ICE, 1(74), 101 - 127. ISSN (print) 0210-2633

Ortega, Javier and Rioux, Laurence (2002) Duree des contrats et indemnisation du chomage : une analyse quantitative du dualisme du marche du travail francais [= Duration of contracts and unemployment compensation : a quantitative analysis of the dualism of the French labor market]. Revue Economique, 53(6), pp. 1273-1303. ISSN (print) 0035-2764

Conference or Workshop Item

Ortega Diego, Javier and Hauk, Ester (2019) Equilibrium political correctness. In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

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