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  • 2023/06: Issue brief: college students’ social capital and their perceptions of local and national cohesion

    Nuria Rodriguez-Planas, Alan Secor

    Using Queens College (a four-year college in NYC public system) students' survey data from 2022/23, we find that vulnerable students have less social capital in terms of physical order and social support in their neighborhoods. While social capital is directly related to self-reported neighborhood and national cohesion, resilience, and better...

    IEB Report 1/2023: Soccer & Economics

    Soccer & Economics

    If you read sports newspapers and commentary, you could be forgiven for believing that major sporting events are always a great idea for the organising city and country, that it is obviously necessary to fire the manager when a team is underperforming, or that the team that shoots first in...

    2023/05: Real estate prices and land use regulations: Evidence from the law of heights in Bogotá

    Diego Buitrago-Mora, Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López

    Between 2015 and 2017, the Law of Heights (Policy-562) regulated areas of urban renewal in specific locations of Bogotá (Colombia). Using a novel dataset based on detailed information at the block level between 2008 and 2017, we study whether this policy affected real estate prices. Our empirical strategy compares the...

    Info IEB. New Light on the Effects of Rent Control in Catalonia. Number 44. March 2023

    Housing affordability is an increasingly important problem in cities around the world. In Europe, approximately one in ten families spend more than 40% of their income on housing costs, a situation referred to as “housing overburden”, which is particularly acute in cities (Eurostat, 2021). In Spain, 20% of tenant households...

    Report IEB 2022

    IEB’s Report on Fiscal Federalism and Public Finance 2022

    The IEB Report on Fiscal Federalism and Public Finance is published every year, since 2009, with the aim of analysing issues of great relevance today related to fiscal federalism and public finance.

    Info IEB. How to Improve Active Citizenship Skills among Youth? A School-Based Experiment in Three Countries. Number 43. March 2023

    A society’s civic sense is commonly understood to mean the respect that its citizens show to the rules of collective life, their involvement in the definition of these rules, and the priority they give to the general interest over private ones. In modern democracies, good citizenship is also commonly understood...