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2022-07-01: Jordi Brandts, new director of the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC)
Jordi Brandts is a research professor at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). He holds a B.A. in Economics from the UAB and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. His main area of research is experimental economics studying a large variety of questions and problems. From 2008 to 2013 he held the Serra-Ramoneda / Catalunya Caixa Chair in the Business Department of the UAB. He has been European Vice President of the Association of Economic Sciences. Since 2021 he is on the Advisory Board of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).

2021-05-28: A project co-authored by Jordi Brandts has been selected in La Caixa's call for experimental research in the social sciences
The "social observatory" of La Caixa Support has published an article co-authored by Jordi Brandts (IAE-CSIC and BSE) that studies the question whether providing scientific evidence helps to dispel widespread unfounded beliefs held by the general public. Specifically, the study focuses on rent capping whose support is very widespread because it is thought that it will enable more people to gain access to housing. However, most academic studies show that the measure does not have the desired impact. Using an experiment, the authors show that providing the public with written scientific arguments about the real effects of the measure leads to a remarkable reduction in the belief.

2021-03-26: An international research team co-led by Hannes Mueller uses machine learning to obtain alerts of violent political conflicts
Preventing the outbreak and escalation of armed conflicts has become a central objective of international organizations. An international research team led by Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BSE) and Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge) has launched the website https://conflictforecast.org/ to offer forecasts of the risk of armed conflict in countries around the world. The forecast method, which uses machine learning techniques, is based on a database of more than 5 million newspaper articles which are updated continuously and aims to provide policy-makers with some early warning before existing tensions escalate into armed conflict. Forecasts are updated regularly and can be downloaded easily.

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Upcoming Workshops

 
BSE Summer Forum 2022, June 7-21, 2022, Casa de la Convalescència, Barcelona
The Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics. With each edition, the BSE Summer Forum has grown in participation by top researchers, selectivity of papers chosen for each workshop, and reputation as the summer meeting point in Europe for colleagues with common research interests.

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Recent Publications

 
"Relative Deprivation in Tanzania: Relative Concerns and Empathy"
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell and Jean-Marc Bédhat Atsebi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 198, 2022, 389-408.

"Co-investment Deterrence"
Ángel Luis López, Anton-Giulio Manganelli and María Martín-Rodríguez, Economics Letters, 211, 2022, 110263.

"Ethnic Violence Across Space"
Hannes Mueller, Dominic Rohner and David Schoenholzer, The Economic Journal, 132(642), 2022, 709–740

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Recent Working Papers

 
"Dynamic Early Warning and Action Model"
Hannes Mueller, Christopher Rauh and Alessandro Ruggieri, BSE Working Paper No. 1355 - June 2022

"A Theory of Crowdfunding Dynamics"
Matthew Ellman and Michele Fabi, BSE Working Paper No. 1349 - May 2022

"Balanced Exchange in a Multi-Unit Shapley-Scarf Market"
Péter Biró, Flip Klijn and Szilvia Pápai, BSE Working Paper No. 1342- April 2022

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In the Media

 
2022-05-27: Rodríguez on upcoming changes in interest rates
In an article of the newspaper El País, Hugo Rodríguez (IAE-CSIC and BSE) comments on upcoming higher interest rates and the negative consequences for both existing and future mortgages.

2021-09-16: Ferrer-i-Carbonell on social cohesion, equality of opportunities, and renewable energy
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, BSE, IZA) participated in a roundtable organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona on indicators of progress and well-being beyond GDP.

2021-04-20: Mueller on forecasts of the risk of armed conflict
Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BSE) was interviewed by RNE5 (Spanish National Radio) on the website https://conflictforecast.org/. The website was launched by an international research team led by him and Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge) and offers forecasts of the risk of armed conflict in countries around the world.

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