Paloma Ubeda holds a PhD in Economics with a special focus on Experimental and Behavioral Economics. Currently, she is an assistant professor of Quantitative Methods in the department of Applied Economics and Statistics at UNED (Madrid). She has been a visiting researcher at the Royal Holloway University of London, the Nuffield College (University of Oxford) and Monash University. Her academic research focuses on the study of distributive preferences and the effect of conflict and diversity on levels of cooperation and trust. She combines her teaching and research activities with the study and evaluation of public policies, mainly focusing on unemployment. Her scientific works are regularly published in international journals.