Diego Muñoz Higueras, researcher at EvalPub, defends his doctoral thesis
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The defence took place on 31 May in the Manuel Sánchez Ayuso Hall of the Faculty of Economics of the UV.

The thesis of Diego Muñoz Higueras, entitled ‘New perspectives on non-take-up of guaranteed minimum income schemes’, was awarded the qualification of outstanding cum laude. The thesis was supervised by professors Rafael Granell and Amadeo Fuenmayor, also members of the EvalPub research group.

The thesis defence tribunal was composed of the following members: as president of the tribunal, Professor Luis Ayala (UNED); as secretary, Professor Ana Arriba (University of Alcalá); and as member, Professor Fabio Pieri (University of Trento).

Diego Muñoz holds a degree in Economics from the University of Alcalá (UAH). He subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Economic Policy and Public Economics at the University of Valencia. In 2019 he started his PhD studies at the University of Valencia developing a doctoral thesis that deals with the problem of non-take-up in the income guarantee system in Spain, more in particular, it focuses on the minimum insertion income, both at regional and state level. In his research he uses microsimulation and statistical data analysis tools, as well as impact evaluation techniques.