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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…

Pros and cons of decentralization (V Workshop on Fiscal Federalism)

Is having a decentralized system beneficial to a country’s economy? Does the situation change during times of crisis? Can one country be singled out as being a model of decentralization? These are some of the questions addressed in this interview with the economists Frederico Finan (University of California – Berkeley) and Eckhard Janeba (University of…

Increase public-private collaboration, specialization and demand orientation – the priorities for promoting innovation

Increase the level of collaboration between the public and private sectors, carefully focus the research being undertaken, further consolidate the largest research institutions and promote market-led research are some of the priorities that should guide business innovation policy. These were the conclusions reached by participants in a round table discussion on innovation policies at the…

III Workshop on Transport Economics: technological improvements and impact payments – the keys to reducing the environmental effects of transport

  Reducing the environmental problems attributable to transport requires a combination of measures that include impact payments to cover external effects and technological improvements. This is one of the conclusions reached by expert researchers in Transport Economics at the III Workshop on Transport Economics (27 May, Barcelona), organized by the Barcelona Economics Institute and the…

IEB’s IV Fiscal Federalism Report: Experts in Public Economics warn that the response to the crisis has led to substantial recentralization

Professors Núria Bosch, Albert Solé-Ollé, Santiago Lago, Carles Viver, Jorge Martínez-Vázquez and Gustavo Canavire identify a process of recentralization including such measures as local government reform, the setting of a deficit objective and the 2011 reform of the Constitution The experts deny that all processes of decentralization impede attempts at finding a way out of…

The IEB and Fedea to bring together leading researchers to examine the effects of transport on the environment (Workshop 27/05/2013)

  Highly prestigious researchers, including Stef Proost (University of Leuven), David Banister (Oxford University) and Xavier Labandeira (University of Vigo) will participate at the III Workshop on Transport Economics on 27 May, organized by the IEB and Fedea-Abertis Chair. The workshop is dedicated to conducting an economic analysis of the effects of transport on the…

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