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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…

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…

Researchers from the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) Albert Solé-Ollé and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal have been awarded funding by the Institute for Self-Government Studies (IEB) for their research project entitled “Understanding Intergovernmental Cooperation: the Effect of Political Homophily”. The research also includes Pilar Sorribas, Matteo Gamalerio, Pierre Magontier y Filippo Tassinari. The study will analyse the…

About 22.1% of Spanish households suffering energy poverty include unemployed members, versus 7.1% of households that are not in such circumstances between the years 2011 and 2017. This is one of the main observations of the study Energy Poverty in Spain: Approach from an Income Perspective, prepared by the Chair of Energy Sustainability of the…

IEB researchers of the Barcelona Institute of Economics, Dirk Foremny and Javier Vázquez-Grenno, have been appointed associate professors of the University of Barcelona. This appointment is a recognition of their work and research. Dirk Foremny holds a PhD from the University of Bonn (Germany) and his areas of interest are political economy, federalism and fiscal…

The Ramón Areces Foundation has published the resolution of the eighteenth National Competition for the Award of Research Grants in Social Sciences and Judit Vall, of the Barcelona Institute of Economics, has been one of the researchers named as recipient of the grant. The study in which Professor Vall will be working is entitled “The…

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