Josep Mestres

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Repurposing drugs requires finding novel therapeutic indications compared to the ones for which they were already approved. This is an increasingly utilized strategy for finding novel medicines, one that capitalizes on previous investments while derisking clinical activities. This approach is of interest primarily because we continue to face significant(More)
In this paper we study the remittance behavior of immigrants and how it relates to temporary versus permanent migration plans. We use a unique data source that provides unusual detail on remittances and return plans, and follows the same household over time. Our data allows us also to distinguish between different purposes of remittances. We analyze the(More)
Public opinion is strongly concerned about illegal migration, whereas employers may value undocumented immigrants as a desirable resource. Rational governments may try to balance these conflicting interests by selectively enforcing migration policies according to local labor demand. This paper provides the first empirical analysis of internal enforcement(More)
This paper analyzes the decision process underlying return migration using a dynamic model. In each period, migrants decide whether to stay in host country or to return to home country, simultaneously with consumption and investment choices. The decisions are taken comparing the discounted flow of utility between staying for an additional year and returning(More)
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