Ortíz Gervasi, Luis

Political and Social Sciences
Associate Professor

Office: 20.1E26
Jaume I building
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 - Barcelona

Tel.: (34) 93 542 2368
Fax.: (34) 93 542 2372

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Biography note

Luis Ortiz is a MA and Ph.D. by the Centre for the Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (CEACS) of the Juan March Institute of Research (now Carlos III-Juan March Social Science Research Institute). He has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit (University of Warwick, UK) (1995-1996) and Invited Lecturer at the Department of Industrial Relations of the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research initially dealt with models of unionism, comparative industrial relations and unions' reaction to the introduction of new management techniques; more recently, he has done research on transition from school to work, skill mismatch, educational expansion and early school leaving. He has published in Work, Employment and Society, European Sociological Review, the European Journal of Industrial Relations and the British Journal of Industrial Relations, among others. Luis Ortiz is coordinator of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography (UPF), where he teaches 'Labour Market Policies and Economics'. He is also member of the scientific committee of the 'Transitions-in- Youth' European research network, the International Advisory Board of Work, Employment and Society and Doctor-Member of the Juan March Institute of Research.

Research lines

Transitions from school to work, occupational attainment, educational expansion, early school leaving, union membership and comparative industrial relations.


  • Sociology of Work and Organisations
  • Labour market policy

  • Labour economics


  • Ortiz, L., Rodriguez-Menés, J. (2015) "The Positional Value of Education and its Effect on General and Technical Fields of Education: Educational Expansion and Occupational Returns to Education in Spain", co-authored with Jorge Rodriguez, European Sociological Review, Vol.22, DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcv085
  • Ortiz, Luis; Riba, Clara (2015) "Institutionalisation of Trade Union Activity: Four Indexes and Their Ability to Explain Cross-National Differences in Strike Rate", in Seán Ó Riain et al. (eds.) The Changing Worlds and Workplaces of Capitalism. Palgrave Macmillan

  • Cebolla, Héctor; Ortiz, Luis (2014) "Extra-representational types of political participation and models of trade unionism: a cross-country comparison", Socio-Economic Review. Vol.12, No.4, pp.747-777

  • Ortiz, Luis (2011) "Overeducation among European University Graduates: A comparative analysis of its incidence and the importance of higher education differentiation",   Higher Education, Vol.61, pp.325-337.

  • Ortíz , Luis (2010), "Not the right job, but a secure one: over-education and temporary employment in France, Italy and Spain", Work, Employment & Society, Vol.24, No.1, pp.47-64 


Curriculum Vitae

Ortíz Gervasi, Luis