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The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) devotes the second IEB Report of 2020, coordinated by researcher and professor Matteo Gamalerio, to address the causes of the political fragmentation that Europe has experienced in the last decade with the emergence of new parties and the rise of populism. The focus is on the great economic recession…

There is a consensus that much of the climate crisis lies in the lifestyle of cities and their corresponding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not to mention the effects of an agriculture designed to meet the food needs of the urban population. This concentration of population in our cities and their urban planning policies are factors…

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…

The latest Info IEB (https://ieb.ub.edu/en/publication/info-ieb-la-covid-19-y-la-gobernanza-que-viene-numero-36-mayo-2020/) by researcher and professor Andreu Arenas takes the conclusions of the study on governance he has carried together with professors from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Francesc Amat, Albert Falcó-Gimeno, and Jordi Muñoz. The study provides key insights related to the level of government preferred by Spanish citizens for the…

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has led to an emergency situation unprecedented in recent history, which has jeopardized health and the economy on a global scale. The Spanish economy and its energy sector in particular are no strangers to this reality. The impact has been analysed in a study carried out by the Chair of Energy…

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) has published the third of its analyses on the impact of Covid-19. In the latest Info IEB ( https://ieb.ub.edu/en/publication/info-ieb-banca-y-covid-19-numero-35-abril-2020/ ) revolves around banking, authored by Antoni Garrido Torres, Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona (UB). The author observes at the onset that European banks currently maintain much…

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