Barcelona Graduate School of Economics receives 2nd Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Distinction


The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, of which the Institute for Economic Analysis is an academic unit, has been selected to receive its second Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Distinction (2016-2019) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Joan Maria Esteban has been awarded the Diversity Prize 2014 from the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation.


The FUE-Diversity Prize Committee awarded Joan Maria Esteban (IAE-CSIC) this year's prize for his path-breaking contributions to economics and the social sciences ranging from regional economics, monetary economics, political economy, to social polarization.

The Observer features a study co-authored by Francesco Fasani on immigration and crime in the UK.


Francesco Fasani (IAE-CSIC) and his co-authors Brian Bell and Stephen
Machin show that immigrants are just like natives: if they have a good
job and a good income they don't commit crime.

Joan Esteban on Polarization, Fractionalization and Conflict in El Mundo


Joan Esteban (IAE-CSIC) describes and illustrates a study with Laura Mayoral (IAE-CSIC) and Debraj Ray (New York University) which reveals that many conflicts and wars can be rationalized.

Joan Esteban on Civil Wars in La Vanguardia


Joan Esteban (IAE-CSIC) explains some findings of a joint study with Laura Mayoral (IAE-CSIC) and Debraj Ray (New York University) about the causes of many contemporary wars

Francesco Fasani has been awarded a Best Ph.D. Thesis Award


In its 2nd edition, the Scientific Committee of the UniCredit &
Universities Foundation has selected Francesco Fasani's (IAE-CSIC)
dissertation as one of the six best Ph.D. theses in Economics and

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell writes about Subjective Well-Being, La Vanguardia


Several studies have shown that a wide range of factors (and not just wealth) determine individual happiness.

Ethnicity and Conflict: Theory and Facts


In a recent publication in Science, Joan Maria Esteban (IAE-CSIC), Laura Mayoral (IAE-CSIC) and Debray Ray (IAE-CSIC and New York University) show that two different measures of ethnic division, namely polarization and fractionalization, jointly influence the probabilities of civil conflict.

Round Table on "Exits from the Crisis: Labor Reforms and Beyond"


Round table on "Exits from the Crisis: Labor Reform and Beyond", Friday March 23rd at 12:00, Chaired by Ramon Marimon (President of the Barcelona GSE). Confirmed participants, Orley Ashenfelter, Jacques Drèze, Robert Lucas (Nobel Laureate) James A. Mirrlees (Nobel Laureate) and Edward C. Prescott (Nobel Laureate) among others.

Ldia Farr writes about Youth Unemployment in Spain, El Periodico (+Valor)


Youth unemployment in Spain is a structural problem that requires deep labor market and educational reforms.

Francesco Fasani has been awarded the 2011 Economic Journal referee prize


The Economic Journal recognizes the exceptional contribution of Francesco Fasani (IAE-CSIC) in his services for the journal's peer review process.

Albert Marcet elected Fellow of the Econometric Society


We are very pleased with the election of Albert Marcet (IAE-CSIC) as Fellow of the Econometric Society (as of November 2011). The Econometric Society is the most prestigious learned society in the field of Economics.

Severo Ochoa Program distinguishes Barcelona GSE as one of the top 8 international research centers in Spain


As a founding partner of the Barcelona GSE, the IAE-CSIC celebrates the recognition of the Barcelona GSE as one of the eight top research institutions of excellence with an international impact in the framework of the Severo Ochoa Program (sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation).

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell has been appointed Associate Editor of JEBO


Since April 2011 Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC) is one of the associate editors of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. The journal is devoted to theoretical and empirical research concerning economic decision, organization and behavior and to economic change in all its aspects.

Why are Reforms so Politically Difficult?


Alessandra Bonfiglioli (IAE-CSIC) and Gino Gancia (CREI and UPF) contribute to the current debate on reforms with a column on VOX, suggesting that periods of high uncertainty are good for the adoption of reforms since their political cost is lower.

Job Opening: Early Stage Researchers Position (PhD students)


Field: Development Economics.

Joan Esteban has been appointed Secretary General of the International Economic Association (2011-2017)


Joan Esteban has been appointed Secretary General of the International Economic Association, Joseph Stiglitz, President of the IEA, announced. He will serve a six-year term, effective 2011.

Francesco Fasani - Crime and Immigration


"La Repubblica" stresses the finding in a recent paper by Francesco Fasani (IAE-CSIC): increasing labour market opportunities for asylum seekers may have positive effects on crime.

Mind the Gap? Europe chasing the US


"The Economist" quotes a paper by Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE-CSIC), Paulo Guimaraes and Klaus Zimmermann according to which the research productivity gap between Europe and the US closes.

Ramon Caminal has been awarded the XII Premi Catalunya d'Economia


Evaluation by External Panel Awards Top Grades (5-5,5-5) to the IAE


Economic and Social Polarization drive Violent Conflict, concludes International Research Project


The "Polarization and Conflict" (PAC) EU research project, headed by Joan Esteban (IAE-CSIC), shared key findings of the 4-year initiative in a concluding conference at LSE on March 7th-8th, 2008.

Job Openings: Tenured Scientist and Research Professor