Department of Economy and Business Organization
Grup de recerca
Grup de Recerca en Avaluació de Polítiques Públiques

Teacher profile

Professor Catedràtic
Departament de Ciències Econòmiques i Socials, Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Socials. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Representant de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya en el Consell Català d'Estadística 2011

Academic curriculum

  • Doctor Ciències Econòmiques. Universitat de Barcelona, 2002
  • Llicenciatura Economia. Universitat de Barcelona, 1993

Relevant publications



  • Vargas-Martínez, A.; Trapero-Bertran, M.; Mora, Toni; Lima, M., (2020), "Social, economic and family factors associated with binge drinking in Spanish adolescents", BMC public health, vol.20, No.1, pp. 519, ISSN: 1471-2458.
  • Ruiz, R.; Moragas, A.; Trapero-Bertran, M.; Sisó, A.; Berenguera, A.; Oliva, G.; Borràs-Santos, A; García, A.; Puig-Junoy, J.; Cots, J.; Morros, R.; Mora, Toni; Lanau-Roig, A.; Monfà, R.; Troncoso, A.; Abellana, R.; Gálvez, P.; Medina-Perucha, L.; Bjerrum, L.; Amo, I.; Barragán, N.; Llor, C., (2019), "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Improving clinicians’ diagnostic and communication Skills on Antibiotic prescribing Appropriateness in patients with acute Cough in primary care in CATalonia (the ISAAC-CAT study): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial", Trials, vol.20, No.1, pp. 740, ISSN: 1745-6215.
  • Vargas-Martínez, A.; Trapero-Bertran, M.; Lima-Serrano, M.; Anokye, N.; Mora, Toni, (2019), "Measuring the effects on quality of life and alcohol consumption of a program to reduce binge drinking in Spanish adolescents", Drug and alcohol dependence, vol.205, ISSN: 0376-8716.
  • Prior Sanz, F; Mora, Toni, (2019), "Quantitative study on the impact of branchless banking on microfinance institutions", Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, vol.90, No.4, pp. 641-668, ISSN: 1370-4788.
  • Mora, Toni; Trapero-Bertran, M., (2018), "The influence of education on the access to childhood immunization: the case of Spain", BMC public health, vol.18, No.893, ISSN: 1471-2458.
  • García-Gómez, P.; Mora, Toni; Puig-Junoy, J., (2018), "Does €1 per prescription make a difference? Impact of a capped low-intensity pharmaceutical co-payment", Applied health economics and health policy, vol.16, No.3, pp. 407-414, ISSN: 1175-5652.
  • Mora, Toni; Gonzalez Lopez-Valcarcel, B., (2018), "Breakfast choice: an experiment combining a nutritional training workshop targeting adolescents and the promotion of unhealthy products", Health Economics, vol.27, No.2, pp. 306-319, ISSN: 1057-9230.
  • Mora, Toni, (2018), "Acerca de la imposición sobre bebidas alcohólicas en España", Gaceta sanitaria, vol.32, No.2, pp. 176-180, ISSN: 0213-9111.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O.; Di Pietro, G., (2018), "Computers and students' achievement: an analysis of the one laptop per child program in Catalonia", International journal of educational research, vol.92, pp. 145-157, ISSN: 0883-0355.
  • Mora, Toni; Prior Sanz, F, (2018), "The impact of mobile financial services’ usage on microfinance delinquency", Applied Economics, vol.50, No.50, pp. 5354-5365, ISSN: 0003-6846.
  • Escardíbul, J.O.; Mora, Toni, (2018), "Home environment and parental Involvement in homework during adolescence in Catalonia (Spain)", Youth and society, pp. 1-21, ISSN: 0044-118X.
  • Miravitlles, P.; Mora, Toni; Achcaoucaou, F., (2018), "Corporate financial structure and firm's decision to export", Management decision, vol.56, No.7, pp. 1526-1540, ISSN: 0025-1747.
  • Espasa, M.; Esteller-Moré, A.; Mora, Toni, (2017), "Is Decentralization Really Welfare Enhancing? Empirical Evidence from Survey Data (1994-2011)", Kyklos, vol.70, No.2, pp. 189-219, ISSN: 0023-5962.
  • Mora, Toni, (2016), "Innovación y desarrollo en el área de la Economía de la Salud", Índice Revista de Estadística y Sociedad, vol.69, pp. 22-25, ISSN: 1697-2325.
  • Mora, Toni; Llargués, E.; Recasens Gracia, M, (2015), "Does health education affect BMI? Evidence from a school-based randomised-control trial", Economics & Human Biology, vol.14, pp. 190-201, ISSN: 1570-677X.
  • Mora, Toni; Gil Trasfí, J; Sicras-Mainar, A., (2015), "The influence of obesity and overweight on medical costs: a panel data perspective", European Journal of Health Economics, vol.16, No.2, pp. 161-173, ISSN: 1618-7598.
  • Di Pietro, G.; Mora, Toni, (2015), "The effect of the L'Aquila earthquake on labour market outcomes", Environment and Planning C, vol.33, No.2, pp. 239-255, ISSN: 0263-774X.
  • Mora, Toni, (2014), "Convergence Clubs and Spatial Externalities. Models and Applications of Regional Convergence in Europe: Book review", Regional Studies, ISSN: 0034-3404.
  • Gil Trasfí, J; López-Casasnovas, G.; Mora, Toni, (2013), "Taxation of unhealthy consumption of food and drinks: an updated literatura review", Hacienda Pública Española, vol.207, No.4, pp. 117-139, ISSN: 0210-1173.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O., (2013), "Teachers gender and student achievement in mathematics: evidence from Catalonia (Spain)", Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol.1, No.1, pp. 39-46, ISSN: 2324-805X.
  • Mora, Toni; Gil Trasfí, J, (2013), "Peer Effects in Adolescent BMI: evidence from Spain", Health Economics, vol.22, No.5, pp. 501-516, ISSN: 1057-9230.
  • Mora, Toni; Moreno, R., (2013), "The role of network access on regional specialisation in manufacturing across Europe", Regional Studies, vol.47, No.6, pp. 950-962, ISSN: 0034-3404.
  • Mora, Toni, (2013), "The association between adolescent height and student school satisfaction: Recent evidence from Catalonia", Economics & Human Biology, vol.11, No.2, pp. 197-200, ISSN: 1570-677X.
  • Escardíbul, J.O.; Mora, Toni; Villarroya, A., (2013), "Peer effects on youth screen media consumption in Catalonia (Spain)", Journal of cultural economics, vol.37, No.2, pp. 185-201, ISSN: 0885-2545.
  • Sicras-Mainar, A.; Gil Trasfí, J; Mora, Toni; Ayma, J., (2012), "Prevalencia e impacto económico de la obesidad en adultos durante el periodo 2003-2010", Medicina clínica, vol.139, No.13, pp. 599-600, ISSN: 0025-7753.
  • Mora, Toni, (2012), "Avoiding disaffection in the mathematics class at secondary school: teacher's gender role", Revista de Economía Aplicada, vol.XX, No.60, pp. 89-105, ISSN: 1133-455X.
  • Sicras-Mainar, A.; Gil Trasfí, J; Mora, Toni; Navarro-Artieda, R.; Ayma, J., (2012), "Healthcare use and costs associated with obesity in Badalona, Spain: evidence for the period 2003-2010", BMJ Open, vol.2, pp. 547, ISSN: 2044-6055.
  • Escardíbul, J.O.; Mora, Toni, (2012), "Recursos escolares, competencias y fracaso. Un análisis regional", Presupuesto y Gasto Público, vol.67, No.2, pp. 119-136, ISSN: 0210-5977.
  • Garcia-Duran, P.; Mora, Toni; Millet, M., (2011), "Measuring the impact of EU's support to cross-border regional cooperation", Journal of Contemporary European Research, vol.7, No.3, pp. 345-362, ISSN: 1815-347X.
  • Mora, Toni; Garcia-Duran, P.; Millet, M., (2011), "Cross-national neighbouring effects on European regional specialisation", Spatial Economic Analysis, vol.6, No.3, pp. 271-290, ISSN: 1742-1772.
  • Mora, Toni; Gil Trasfí, J, (2011), "The determinants of misreporting weight and height: the role of social norms", Economics & Human Biology, vol.9, No.1, pp. 78-91, ISSN: 1570-677X.
  • Mora, Toni; Oreopoulos, P., (2011), "Peer effects and high school aspirations: Evidence from a sample of close and not-so-close friends", Economics of Education Review, vol.30, No.4, pp. 575-581, ISSN: 0272-7757.
  • Mora, Toni; Blázquez, M., (2010), "Mismatch and job mobility: evidence for young recent university graduates in Catalonia", Revista de Economía Laboral, vol.7, No.1, pp. 63-83, ISSN: 1698-451X.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O.; Espasa, M., (2010), "The effects of regional educational policies on school failure rates in Spain", Revista de Economía Aplicada, vol.XVIII, No.54, pp. 79-106, ISSN: 1133-455X.
  • Mora, Toni; Moreno, R., (2010), "Specialisation changes in European regions: The role played by externalities across regions", Journal of Geographical Systems, vol.12, No.3, pp. 311-334, ISSN: 1435-5930.
  • Mora, Toni, (2010), "Book Review: Regional Economic Policy in Europe. New Challenges for Theory, Empirics and Normative Interventions", Papers in Regional Science, vol.89, No.2, pp. 465-466, ISSN: 1056-8190.
  • Mora, Toni, (2010), "Determinantes del abandono escolar en Cataluña: más allá del nivel socio-económico", Revista de educación, vol.Extr., pp. 171-190, ISSN: 0034-8082.
  • Mora, Toni, (2010), "BMI and Spanish labour status: evidence by gender from the city of Barcelona", European Journal of Health Economics, vol.11, No.3, pp. 239-253, ISSN: 1618-7598.
  • Mora, Toni, (2010), "Why do higher graduates regret their field of studies? Some evidence from Catalonia", Education Economics, vol.18, No.1, pp. 93-109, ISSN: 0964-5292.
  • Bosch, N.; Espasa, M.; Mora, Toni, (2009), "Citizens' control and the efficiency of local public services", Environment and Planning C, vol.30(2), pp. 248-266, ISSN: 0263-774X.
  • Mora, Toni; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, A., (2009), "The job satisfaction gender gap among young recent university graduates: evidence from Catalonia", Journal of Socio-Economics, vol.38, No.4, pp. 581-589, ISSN: 1053-5357.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O., (2009), "Using a Markov chain to look at academic performance at hte University Level", IR Applications, pp. 23.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O., (2009), "Grades transition from high school to university. Evidence from graduates of the University of Barcelona (Spain)", IR Applications, vol.23.
  • Mora, Toni, (2009), "Spanish regional public budget reactions to revenue gains: the dependence on the transfer system", Urban Public Economics Review, vol.10, pp. 73-91, ISSN: 1697-6223.
  • Mora, Toni, (2008), "The effects of working conditions on health status. The influence of simultaneous decisions on health and job satisfaction domains", Revista de Economía Laboral, vol.5, No.1, pp. 50-72, ISSN: 1698-451X.
  • Mora, Toni, (2008), "The relevance of satisfaction with coverage for visits to physicians", Hacienda Pública Española, vol.184, No.1, pp. 99-116, ISSN: 0210-1173.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O., (2008), "Los efectos de la edad y la educación en la aversión al riesgo. Un análisis sobre las inversiones financieras en España", Revista Asturiana de Economía, vol.41, pp. 43-59, ISSN: 1134-8291.
  • Mora, Toni, (2008), "The relationship between the capacity of the Spanish central government to retain tax-revenue shares and interregional inequality", Environment and Planning C, vol.26, No.3, pp. 601-613, ISSN: 0263-774X.
  • Mora, Toni, (2008), "Factors conditioning the formation of European regional convergence clubs", Annals of Regional Science, vol.42, No.4, pp. 911-927, ISSN: 0570-1864.
  • Mora, Toni, (2008), "Explaining within country regional GDPpc inequality at the European Union", Italian Journal of Regional Science, vol.7, No.2, pp. 51-69, ISSN: 1720-3929.
  • Carrion, J.; Espasa, M.; Mora, Toni, (2008), "Fiscal decentralization and economic growth in Spain", Public Finance Review, vol.36, No.2, pp. 194-218, ISSN: 1091-1421.
  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O., (2008), "Schooling effects on undergraduate performance: evidence from the University of Barcelona", Higher Education, vol.56, No.5, pp. 519-532, ISSN: 0018-1560.
  • Mora, Toni, (2005), "Evidencing European regional convergence clubs with optimal grouping criteria", Applied Economics Letters, vol.12, No.15, pp. 937-940, ISSN: 1350-4851.
  • Mora, Toni, (2005), "Elasticities of ergodic solutions in the Markov chains approach to economic growth convergence", Papers in Regional Science, vol.84, No.1, pp. 121-126, ISSN: 1056-8190.
  • Mora, Toni; López-Tamayo, J.; Suriñach, J., (2005), "Are wages and productivity converging simultaneously in Euro-area countries?", Applied Economics, vol.37, No.17, pp. 2001-2008, ISSN: 0003-6846.
  • Mora, Toni; Vayá, E.; Suriñach, J., (2005), "Specialisation and Growth: the detection of European regional convergence clubs", Economics Letters, vol.86, No.2, pp. 181-185, ISSN: 0165-1765.
  • Mora, Toni; Vayá, E.; Suriñach, J., (2004), "The enlargement of the European Union and the spatial distribution of economic activity", European Eastern Economics, vol.42, No.5, pp. 6-35, ISSN: 0012-8775.
  • Mora, Toni, (2004), "Role of mobility in evolution of disparities: European regions evidence", Applied Economics Letters, vol.11, pp. 325-328, ISSN: 1350-4851.
  • Mora, Toni, (2004), "L'evolució de l'economia catalana dins la distribució espacial de renda i d'activitat a l'Europa regional a partir del procés d'integració", Nota d'Economia, vol.78, pp. 83-98, ISSN: 0213-36.
  • Mora, Toni, (2003), "¿Es posible suponer rendimientos a escala homogéneos para las provincias españolas?", Investigaciones Regionales, vol.3, pp. 65-80, ISSN: 1695-7253.
  • Mora, Toni, (2000), "La aplicabilidad de técnicas de análisis de datos para el cuadro de mando integral", Revista de Auditoría Pública, vol.21, pp. 42-47, ISSN: 1136-517 X.
  • López-Bazo, E.; Vayá, E.; Mora, Toni; Suriñach, J., (1999), "Regional Dynamics and Convergence in the European Union", Annals of Regional Science, vol.33, No.3, pp. 343-370, ISSN: 0570-1864.
  • López-Bazo, E.; Vayá, E.; Mora, Toni; Suriñach, J., (1997), "Convergencia regional en la Unión Europea ante el nuevo entorno económico", Revista de Información Comercial Española (ICE), vol.762, pp. 25-41, ISSN: 0019-977X.


  • Mora, Toni; Escardíbul, J.O., (22/11/2016), "Impacte del programa eduCAT en l’adquisició de competencies de l’alumnat de secundària a Catalunya". ACV EDICIONES. ISBN: 978-84-15003-65-6.
  • Mora, Toni, (26/10/2015), "Impacte de formació nutricional sobre decisions alimentàries. Un experiment a primer de secundària a la ciutat de Barcelona". ACV EDICIONES. Barcelona. ISBN: 978-84-15003-43-4.
  • Mora, Toni, (2010), "La situació de les matemàtiques a la secundària catalana. Anàlisi de l'estat de l'ensenyament i l'aprenentatge". Furtwangen Editores. Barcelona. ISBN: 978- 849-3656133.
  • Royuela, V.; Mora, Toni, (2003), "Estadística aplicada a les Ciències Jurídiques". Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-8338-413-2.
  • Mora, Toni, (2002), "Sobre convergencia económica. Aspectos teóricos y análisis empírico para las regiones europeas y españolas". Tesi doctoral. ISBN: 84-688-3001-1.
  • Mora, Toni; Vivas, C., (2001), "Nuevas herramientas de gestión pública: el Cuadro de Mando Integral". AECA. ISBN: 84-89959-41-2.

Capítols de llibre

  • Mora, Toni; Vayá, E.; Suriñach, J., (2006), "Changes in the spatial distribution patterns of european regional activity: the enlargements of the mid-eighties and 2004", The Central and Eastern European Countries and the European Union, pp. 75-107. Artis, M.; Banerjee, A.; Marcellino, M. (Eds), Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521849548.
  • Mora, Toni, (2005), "La internacionalització del sector empresarial turístic a Catalunya", L'impacte en l'economia catalana de la globalització i de la integració econòmica / Volum II, pp. 131-142, Consell Treball Econòmic i Social de Catalunya. ISBN: 84-393-6963-8.
  • Mora, Toni, (2005), "Anàlisi de la internacionalització de la indústria de productes alimentaris a Catalunya", L'impacte en l'economia catalana de la globalització i de la integració econòmica / Volum II, pp. 5-18, Consell Treball Econòmic i Social de Catalunya. ISBN: 84-393-6963-8.

Projects and research

ISAAC: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Improving clinicians' diagnostic and communication Skills on Antibiotic prescribing Appropriateness in patients with acute Cough in primary care in CATalonia

IP: Trapero-Bertran, M.
Fundació la Marató de TV3
01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021

Estilos de vida no saludables: herramientas para el análisis de políticas de salud

IP: Mora, Toni
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

Necessitats de formació a Catalunya del futur (2030) i canvis necessaris al sistema de formació professional reglat per cobrir-les

IP: Mora, Toni; Pineda, P.
Obra Social la Caixa
17/04/2018 - 17/04/2021

Economía de la prevención y estilos de vida. De la evidencia a las políticas

IP: Gonzalez Lopez-Valcarcel, B.
Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2017

SIMBIEN: Sostenibilidad del estado del bienestar y redistribución intra e intergeneracional de la renta

IP: Paluzié, E.
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
01/12/2015 - 30/11/2017

Factors determinants del grau de satisfacció i confiança amb el sector públic: el procés de descentralització

IP: Espasa, M.
Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics
02/08/2012 - 30/06/2014

Una aproximación multidisciplinar a algunos determinantes del crecimiento económico regional europeo

IP: Mora, Toni; Tanganelli, D.
Ministeri de Ciència i Tecnologia
01/10/2006 - 30/09/2009

European Forecasting Network

IP: Mora, Toni
Comissió Europea
01/01/2001 - 31/12/2004


Health Economists’ Study Group Meeting

Ponència "Do consumers respond to “sin taxes” heterogeneously? New evidence from the tax on sugary drinks using longitudinal scanner data", 2019.

Catalan Economic Society Conference

Ponència "Do consumers respond to “sin taxes” heterogeneously? New evidence from the tax on sugary drinks using retailer scanner data", 2019.

Jornadas de Economía de la Salud

Ponència "Do consumers respond to “sin taxes” heterogeneously? New evidence from the tax on sugary drinks using retailer scanner data", 2018.

Encuentro de Economía Pública

Ponència "Computers and students. An analysis of the One Laptop per Child program in catalonia", 2018.

Taller de investigación en Evaluación de Políticas y Servicios de Salud

Ponència "Does one euro make a difference? Impact of a capped low-intensity copayment in a national health service", 2017.

Comité Científic & Local 3rd PhD EuHEA Student-Supervisor and Early Career Researcher Conference

Vocal, 2017.

Comité Local XVII Congreso SESPAS, Jornadas Associación Española de Economía de la Salut

Vocal, 2017.

Jornadas Asociación Española de Economia de la Salud

Vocal, 2017.

3rd PhD EuHEA student-supervisor and early career researcher conference

Vocal, 2016.

XXXV Jornadas de Economía de la Salud

Vocal, 2015.