In the media

AEA Video: Besley and Mueller on predation, protection, and productivity


The American Economic Association has produced a short video summarizing the findings of a paper by Timothy Besley (LSE) and Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BGSE) published in the April issue of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. In their paper, the authors examine the impact on a nation's economy when the state fails to protect companies from criminal threats.

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell comments on happiness


On the International Day of Happiness, Ada-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC) comments in the TV3 program "Tot es mou" on the role of age, income, crisis, and public policy in experiencing and achieving happiness (starting 02:25).

Albert Marcet comments on Trump


In an item of the news broadcast of TV3, Albert Marcet (IAE-CSIC) comments on the consequences of Donald Trump's election victory in terms of a possible slow-down in globalization.

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.

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.

Francesco Fasani on Immigration Policy and Crime


Francesco Fasani (IAE-CSIC) presented a report on "Immigration Policy and Crime" (with P. Pinotti, L. Gazzé 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

La inmigracin en Catalua


IAE (CSIC) researchers Jess Fernndez-Huertas Moraga and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell examine the effects of the tremendous migration flows experienced in recent years in Catalunya. The report has been commissioned by the Centre d'Estudis de Temes Contemporanis (CETC) and has been just published in the idees magazine.