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  • 2019/08: What are the factors that influence the use of ICT in the classroom by teachers? Evidence from a census survey in Madrid

    Nerea Gómez-Fernández, Mauro Mediavilla

    With the world becoming increasingly digitalized, ICT has a key role to play in the educational process. The aim of this research is to determine the personal characteristics of teachers, as well as those of the school and class environment, that make them more likely to use ICT in their...

    2019/07: Why firms invest (or not) in energy efficiency? A review of the econometric evidence

    Jose García-Quevedo, Xavier Massa-Camps

    The motives that firms have for investing in energy efficiency have been widely analysed in the literature. Particularly, there is a huge literature on barriers to energy efficiency investment and adoption. This paper reviews the econometric analyses carried out in this field. The main objective is to provide a general...

    2019/06: Bolstering community ties as a means of reducing crime

    Magdalena Domínguez, Daniel Montolio

    In this paper we study the effects of bolstering community ties on local crime rates. To do so, we take advantage of the quasi-random nature of the implementation of the deployment of a community health policy in the city of Barcelona. The health-care program called Salut als Barris (BSaB; literally,...

    IEB Report 2/2019 – The Taxation of Robots

    The Taxation of Robots

    Artificial intelligence is associated with the development of computer programs that perform operations comparable to those performed by the human mind, such as learning or logical reasoning. It has been claimed that the use of robots based on artificial intelligence will bring about an economic and social revolution, the impact...

    2019/05: Do short-term rental platforms affect housing markets? Evidence from Airbnb in Barcelona

    Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López, Jordi Jofre-Monseny, Rodrigo Martínez Mazza, Mariona Segú

    In this paper, we assess the impact of the arrival and expansion of Airbnb on housing rents and prices in the city of Barcelona. Examining highly detailed data on rents and both transaction and posted prices, we use several econometric approaches that exploit the exact timing and geography of Airbnb...

    Info IEB Number 31, May 2019

    The Effect of Regional Taxes on the Mobility of Top Income Taxpayers

    Within decentralized countries, the tax burden of high-income individuals varies substantially across sub-national jurisdictions due to regional income taxes. Variation of tax rates within countries, where mobility costs might be low, means that taxes may matter when individuals determine where to legally declare their residence. Recent cases reported in the...

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