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IEB researchers analyse how the public sector can mitigate inequality in the presence of fiscal decentralization

Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) Pilar Sorribas, Clàudia Serra, Andreu Arenas and Dirk Foremny have obtained funding from the Institute for Self-Government Studies (Institut d’Estudis de l’Autogovern, IEA) for their research project entitled “Decentralized redistribution: challenges and policies for reducing inequality”. The aim of this project is to broaden the understanding of…

The regional financing model: the second debate in the cycle marking the IEB’s twentieth anniversary

SEE THE PROGRAM   The question of regional financing is entering a key phase. The Spanish Ministry of Public Finance is set to present its proposals for reforming the regional financing model in November. To analyse the key points of an issue that has raised so much controversy, the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) is…

The round table on the future of Barcelona Airport weighs up the pros and cons of the expansion

Researchers Anna Matas and Javier Asensio coordinated yesterday’s debate on the future of Barcelona Airport, one of the activities held to mark the IEB’s twentieth anniversary. They were accompanied at the round table by Alicia Casart of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Xavier Fageda of the UB, and Alfredo Pastor of the IESE. All the…

The IEB holds a series of conferences to mark its twentieth anniversary

SEE THE PROGRAM   On the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, and in conjunction with La Vanguardia, the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) has organized a cycle of three conferences addressing issues of wide public interest that are likely to mark the future of our society. The aim is to host a series of technical…

IEB Report 2/2021 addresses the debate on university reform

Spain has 1.3 million undergraduates and nearly 240,000 master’s degree students. Each year 208,000 undergraduates and 127,000 master’s students complete their studies. In research, higher education accounts for 26.6% of the total internal expenditure on R&D and provides 46.3% of researchers; as for scientific publications, between 2015 and 2019 the university generated close to 60%…

Università di Milano and Uppsala Universitet, the destinations of three recently qualified IEB post-doctoral students

Three doctoral students from the IEB, Alessio Romarri, Magdalena Domínguez and Rodrigo Martínez have recently presented their PhD theses at the University of Barcelona. The first to do so was Alessio Romarri, whose thesis entitled “Essays on Immigration and Political Economy” was awarded the grade of excellent cum laude. His thesis was supervised by Javier…

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