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  • 2021/01: Impact of bullying on academic performance. A case study for the Community of Madrid

    Gisela Rusteholz, Mauro Mediavilla, Luis Pires

    Bullying is a problem that affects children and teenagers around the world and its repercussions can endure throughout adult life. Its prevalence is, in part, a product of the lack of information and the paucity of studies which analyse the wide-ranging consequences for the individuals involved. The main objective of...

    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.

    Info IEB. Optimal Diversity and Redistributive Preferences: IRPF and the Autonomous Communities. Numer 39. January 2021

    Touching on the territorial debate in Spain, Alejandro Esteller, professor of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and director of IEB’s research program in tax systems analysis, offers us a new Info IEB highlighting the advantages of fiscal decentralization based on its ability to adjust to the peculiarities of each Autonomous...

    2020/16: Long-term unemployment subsidies and middle-age disadvantaged workers’ health

    José Ignacio Garcia-Pérez, Manuel Serrano-Alarcón, Judit Vall Castelló

    We estimate the labour market and health effects of a long-term unemployment (LTU) subsidy targeted to middle aged disadvantaged workers. In order to do so, we exploit a Spanish reform introduced in July 2012 that increased the age eligibility threshold to receive the subsidy from 52 to 55. Using a...

    2020/15: Paraísos fiscales, wealth taxation, and mobility

    David R. Agrawal, Dirk Foremny, Clara Martínez-Toledano

    This paper analyzes the effect of wealth taxation on mobility and the consequences for tax revenue and wealth inequality. We exploit the unique decentralization of the Spanish wealth tax system in 2011—after which all regions levied positive tax rates except for Madrid—using linked administrative wealth and income tax records. We...

    2020/14: “Mom, Dad: I’m staying”. Initial labor market conditions, housing markets, and welfare

    Rodrigo Martínez-Mazza

    Young individuals are currently living with their parents more than at any other point in time, while also spending more on housing. In this paper, I first show how labor market entry conditions affect housing tenure and affordability in the long term, by using the unemployment rate at the time...

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