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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, and was appointed Associate Dean for Research of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences in January 2020. From October 2021 till May 2023, I served as Interim Dean of the Faculty.
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: https://sites.google.com/view/javierortega
Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences & Professor of Economics
Hauk, E. and J. Ortega (2022) "Political Correctness and Elite Prestige". Barcelona School of Economics Working Papers 1375. December 2022.
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 https://sites.google.com/view/javierortega
Ortega Diego, Javier and Verdugo, Gregory (2022) Corrigendum to: Who stays and who leaves? Immigration and the selection of natives across locations. Journal of Economic Geography, 22(2), p. 261. ISSN (print) 1468-2702
Ortega, Javier and Verdugo, Gregory (2022) Who stays and who leaves? Immigration and the selection of natives across locations. Journal of Economic Geography, 22(2), pp. 221-260. ISSN (print) 1468-2702
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
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)
Interim Dean, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (October 2021-May 2023)
Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (from January 2020)