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  • 2020/13: Covid-19 and help-seeking behavior for intimate partner violence victims

    Marie Beigelman, Judit Vall Castelló

    Using detailed data at the local level on the number of calls to the domestic violence emergency hotline in Spain, we study the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak and the quarantine measures imposed on the help-seeking behavior of intimate partner violence victims. Our analysis focuses on Spain, which is one...

    IEB Report 3/2020: Legalization of Undocumented Immigrants: What Do We Know?

    Legalization of Undocumented Immigrants: What Do We Know?

    The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) presents the IEB Report 3/20 entitled “Legalization of undocumented immigrants: what do we know?” which draws on academic papers to systematize empirical evidence on the socioeconomic impacts of immigrant amnesties on the host economies.

    2020/12: Political cycles and yardstick competition in the recycling of waste. Evidence from Italian provinces

    Massimiliano Ferraresi, Massimiliano Mazzanti, Matteo Mazzarano, Leonzio Rizzo, Riccardo Secomandi

    Recycling and the recovery of waste are crucial waste management strategies. In light of the new EU circular economy approach, these strategies remain core pillars of a competitive and sustainable waste value chain. Local governments have an important role in controlling and checking the implementation of waste management policies. We...

    2020/11: Congestion in highways when tolls and railroads matter: evidence from European cities

    Miquel-Àngel Garcia-López, Ilias Pasidis, Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal

    Using data from the 545 largest European cities, we study whether the expansion of their highway capacity provides a solution to the problem of traffic congestion. Our results confirm that in the long run, and in line with the ’fundamental law of highway congestion’, the expansion in cities of lane...

    2020/10: Law incentives for juvenile recruiting by drug trafficking gangs: empirical evidence from Rio de Janeiro

    Daniel Montolio, Cristiano Oliveira

    We evaluate the deterrence effects of the age of criminal responsibility on total drug trafficking and homicide crimes per age, based on a quasi-experiment generated by differences in punishment severity for these crimes prescribed by the Statute of the Child and Adolescent and by the Penal Code in Brazil. To...

    IEB Report 2/2020: The Rise of New Political Parties in Western Democracies

    The Rise of New Political Parties in Western Democracies

    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...

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