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Metropolitan Mobility and COVID-19: Can Public Transport in Barcelona Absorb Demand?

In large metropolitan areas, the public transport network is essential for proper and smooth mobility and hardly has a substitute. Following the impact of COVID-19, public transport in the metropolitan area of Barcelona faces the challenge as to whether it will be able to continue to guarantee such mobility. On the one hand, individuals have…

Motherhood, Stereotypes and Social Norms are the Main Causes of the Gender Gap in the Labour Market

The latest IEB Report presented in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona takes contributions from Lídia Farré (University of Barcelona), Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi University) and José Ignacio Conde-Ruiz (Complutense University of Madrid)   Barcelona, 4 March 2020.- Motherhood is one of the primary causes of the gender gap in the…

Researchers José García-Quevedo and Daniel Montolio, New Professors of the UB

Doctors José García-Quevedo and Daniel Montolio, co-directors of the research programme in public policies of the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), have been appointed professors of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Both are researchers of the IEB and members of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Dr. Dr. José García-Quevedo, who is also a researcher…

PhD Candidate Kinga Tchorzewska Takes Part in the IND+I Science Awards Symposium

Kinga Tchorzewska, PhD student of the Barcelona School of Economics (IEB), participated in the the second edition of the IND+I Science Awards Symposium held on 6 February. As the winner in the category ‘green industry for sustainable growth’, Tchorzewska gave a lecture that focused on her research: the effectiveness of environmental taxes in stimulating the…

The Third IEB Report of 2019 Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is one of the important tools to tackle climate change, and one of the fundamental components of the European policy in the field of energy and competiveness of firms. The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) provides this analysis in the latest Report, coordinated by José García-Quevedo, professor at the University of Barcelona and…

Researcher Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Appointed Professor of the UB

Dr. Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, researcher of the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), has recently been promoted to professor of the University of Barcelona. Viladecans-Marsal is a member of the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Business. An expert in Urban Economics, she is the director of the Cities Research Programme of the IEB…

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