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José Azar is an Assistant professor at the University of Navarra and a Research Associate at IESE Business School. José is an economist specializing in antitrust and corporate governance. His work studies the implications for competition of the rise of common ownership of companies by large and diversified asset managers. More recently, he has done research on labor market concentration and power.

He is a Research Affiliate at the CEPR, and a member of Economics for Inclusive Prosperity (EfIP). Before joining the University of Navarra, he worked at IESE Business School and at Charles River Associates in the Antitrust and Competition Practice. He received his BA from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, and his PhD from Princeton University.

Current Projects

Common ownership in labor markets
Estimating oligopoly with shareholder voting models

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Antitrust, Labor Economics

Working Papers


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