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  • Info IEB. Metropolitan Mobility and COVID-19: Can Public Transport in Barcelona Absorb Demand? Number 38. May 2020

    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...

    IEB Report 1/2018 – The Financing of Infrastructure

    The Financing of Infrastructure

    Transport infrastructures, provided they are correctly planned, have a positive impact on a region’s economic growth. In recent decades, supported by this belief, investment in transport projects has been given priority on the policy agendas of many governments. However, despite the high volume of resources allocated to the construction and...

    2016/15: Changes in fuel economy: An analysis of the Spanish car market

    Anna Matas, José-Luis Raymond, Andrés Dominguez

    This paper estimates the role that technological change and car characteristics have played in the rate of fuel consumption of vehicles over time. Using data from the Spanish car market from 1988 to 2013, we estimate a reduced form equation that relates fuel consumption with a set of car characteristics....

    2016/06: On the private and social desirability of mixed bundling in complementary markets with cost savings

    Christine Halmenschlager, Andrea Mantovani

    The aim of this paper is to study both the private and the social desirability of a mixed bundling strategy that generates a cost savings effect. We confirm that mixed bundling is the dominant strategy for multiproduct firms, although it may give rise to a prisoner’s dilemma. Moreover, we show...

    2014/15 : Regulatory environment and firm performance in EU telecommunications services

    Daniel Montolio, Francesc Trillas, Elisa Trujillo-Baute

    We empirically estimate the effects of regulated access prices and firms’ multinational status on firm performance by using firm, corporate group, and country level information for the European broadband market between 2002 and 2010. Three measures of firm performance are used, namely: market share, turnover and productivity. Special attention is...

    2013/09: How effective are policies to reduce gasoline consumption? Evaluating a quasi-natural experiment in Spain

    Javier Asensio, Andrés Gómez-Lobo, Anna Matas

    Using a panel of 48 provinces for four years we empirically analyze a series of temporary policies aimed at curbing fuel consumption implemented in Spain between March and June 2011. The first policy was a reduction in the speed limit in highways. The second policy was an increase in the...

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