Hannes Mueller on outbreaks of civil conflict, Onda Cero


In a radio interview for Onda Cero, Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC) explains how the analysis of 1 million newspaper articles can be a tool to predict possible outbreaks of civil conflict over the world.

Lídia Farré on paternity leave in Spain, Ara


In an article in the newspaper Ara, Lídia Farré (UB and IAE-CSIC) discusses the effects of possible changes in the current rules for paternity leaves in terms of gender equality and access to the job market in Spain.

Ada Ferrer on migration in Spain, Spanish public TV


Ada Ferrer (IAE-CSIC) discusses her research on migration in Spain (joint work with A. Saiz and J. Fernández-Huertas) in the program "Lab24" broadcast by RTVE (from 6:20 to 8:30)

Lídia Farré on terrorism and integration of immigrants, Ara


In an article in the newspaper Ara, Lídia Farré (UB and IAE-CSIC) discusses the integration of immigrants in Spain and how, in a wider context, acts of terrorism could hamper integration and consequently give rise to social and economic conflicts.

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.

ngel de la Fuente on regional financing in Spain, El Pas


ngel de la Fuente (IAE-CSIC) is a member of the team that introduced a new methodology to calculate the fiscal balances of the Spanish autonomous regions.

Omar Licandro has been appointed Secretary General of the International Economic Association


Professor Omar Licandro (IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE) has been named Secretary General of the International Economic Association. He will take over the position from fellow IAE-CSIC member and Barcelona GSE Research Professor, Joan M Esteban.

Francesco Fasani on Immigration Policy and Crime


Francesco Fasani (IAE-CSIC) presented a report on "Immigration Policy and Crime" (with P. Pinotti, L. Gazz and M. Tonello) in the XV
European Conference of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti. Leading Italian newspapers including il Sole 24ORE and la Repubblica featured the event and mentioned the report.

Distinguished members of CSIC at UAB support Clara Ponsat


La Vanguardia, May 10: The Directors of CSIC Institutes at the campus of UAB have signed a letter of support for Clara Ponsat.

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.

Consequences of the Financial Crisis in Spain


In an article of the newspaper "El Peridico" Hugo Rodrguez
(IAE-CSIC) and Hctor Sala (UAB) discuss the management of the financial crisis in Spain, the bailout of banks, and its consequences for many families.

RecerCaixa grant awarded to Lidia Farr, Francesco Fasani, and Hannes Mueller


IAE-CSIC researchers Lidia Farr, Francesco Fasani, and Hannes
Mueller received a grant from the 2012 edition of the RecerCaixa
program. Their project "Coping Strategies of Young People in the
Midst of the Spanish Crisis" was among the 25 winning projects out of 369 applications submitted for this call.

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Albert Marcet


Our ICREA Research Professor Albert Marcet, Director of Institut d'Anlisi Econmica (CSIC) and Barcelona GSE Affiliate Professor, has received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for his project, Asset Prices and Macro Policy when Agents Learn.

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

Professor Teresa Garcia-Mil named Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics


The economist Teresa Garcia-Mil has been named Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, substituting Eduard Vallory who directed the institution since its foundation in 2006. Teresa Garcia-Mil is professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and affiliated professor of the Barcelona GSE. She is an expert in Macroeconomics and Public Economics.

ngel de la Fuente on Human Capital, El Pas


A study led by ngel de la Fuente (IAE-CSIC) quantifies the economic
value of education for both the individual and society.

ngel de la Fuente on Spain


In an interview by La Nueva, ngel de la Fuente (IAE-CSIC) explains the effects of the budget cuts that result from the conditions imposed by the European Union.

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.

About the Spanish labor market reform (Ldia Farr in diari ARA)


Ldia Farr (IAE-CSIC) evaluates the critical aspects of the recent Spanish Labor Market Reform in the catalan press "diari Ara".

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell on Happiness and Economics


In an interview by Catalunya Rdio, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC) talks about her research on economic growth and happiness.

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).

Mediation in Negotiations: Game Theory in Practice


A recent article in The Economist mentions the work of Clara Ponsat (IAE-CSIC) on mediated negotiations and the potential of computer software as a neutral third party in complex negotiations.

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.

Laia Balcells has been awarded the 2011 Gregory Luebbert Best Article Prize


Laia Balcells (IAE-CSIC) together with Stathis N. Kalyvas have been awarded the 2011Gregory Luebbert Best Article Prize for their article International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict, American Political Science Review, 104 (3), 415-429.

Nobel Laureates meet with young talented Spanish researchers


Ldia Farr (IAE-CSIC) is one of the 10 young researchers selected to meet this summer with 44 Nobel Laureates. The meeting is part of The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (Germany).

Laia Balcells Research Grant from The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation


Laia Balcells (IAE-CSIC) has been awarded a Research Grant from The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 2011 to pursue research on Dynamics of Violence in Conventional Civil Wars

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.

Joan Esteban - Interview on Spanish Public Television


Video (45 min): interview of Joan Esteban (IAE-CSIC) on Spanish public television (Cientficos de Frontera), December 26th, 2010.

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


Ramon Caminal ha sido galardonado con el XII Premi Catalunya dEconomia por su trabajo sobre Markets and Linguistic Diversity. El Premi Catalunya de Economia, convocado por la Societat Catalana dEconomia, filial del Institut dEstudis Catalans, est patrocinado por Caixa Catalunya.

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


Tenured Scientist (Cientfico Titular): two positions, and Research Professor (Profesor de Investigacin): one position. The official call will appear soon in the Boletn Oficial del Estado. The selection process will take place in the Fall. Contact us for further information.

Migration Flows in Catalonia


Los investigadores del IAE (CSIC) Jess Fernndez-Huertas Moraga y Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell han examinado los efectos de la gran entrada de inmigrantes internacionales en Catalunya en los ltimos aos. El estudio ha estado encargado por el Centre d'Estudis de Temes Contemporanis (CETC) y ha salido hoy publicado en la revista idees.