En la prensa

Mueller's work on artificial intelligence to spot future violent conflicts, covered by The National


An article in The National discusses Conflict Forecast, a project set up by Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BSE) and Christopher Rauh and that uses artificial intelligence to predict where in the world outbreaks of violence are likely to occur.

Rodríguez on the new temporary tax on credit institutions in Spain


In an article of the newspaper Cinco Días, Hugo Rodríguez (IAE-CSIC and BSE) reviews the arguments that each party puts forward to defend their position, in favor or against, on the new temporary tax on credit institutions in Spain.

Rodríguez on recent fluctuations in Euribor rates


In an article of the newspaper El País, Hugo Rodríguez (IAE-CSIC and BSE) comments on recent fluctuations in Euribor rates and financial instability.

Freire on rebound effects in energy and climate policies and potential solutions


In an article published at the OECD Forum Network, Jaume Freire (IAE-CSIC and BSE) discusses whether current energy efficiency and conservation policies may generate undesired effects that hinder achieving sustainability or mitigating climate change.

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.

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.

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.

Ferrer-i-Carbonell on women in science and COVID19 measures


Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, BSE, IZA) was interviewed by magazine "Pensem" on women in science. She commented on her academic life and research interests as well as on the COVID19 measures.

Ferrer-i-Carbonell on well-being and mental health in times of the COVID19 pandemia


Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, BSE, IZA) participated in a roundtable organized by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
on the COVID19 pandemia. She argued that issues of mental health, subjective well-being, and trust between authorities and citizens require that decision-making teams incorporate experts from a variety of fields.

Ferrer-i-Carbonell on communication and recent measures in the COVID19 crisis


Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, Barcelona GSE, IZA) participated in a radio program (RAC1) on recent restrictions and measures in the COVID19 crisis. She commented on communication between authorities and citizens, mental health, and meeting the needs of youth.

Farré on measures to tackle the gender gap exacerbated by the COVID19 crisis


Lídia Farré, affiliated researcher at the IAE-CSIC, participated in the Economic Reactivation Working group (of the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction) at the Congreso de los Diputados. During her intervention (2h34m and 3h27m) she proposed measures to tackle the gender gap exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

Rodríguez on economic growth in the 2020s


In an article of "La República", Hugo Rodríguez (IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE) gives his view on how factors such as protectionism, new technologies, and climate change may impact the global economy and the possible role of capitalism and circular economies therein.

Saiz, Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Ferrer-i-Carbonell on immigrant locations and native residential preferences in Spain


The "Observatorio Social" of La Caixa has announced to publish the results of a study carried out by Albert Saiz (MIT), Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga (UC3M), and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, Barcelona GSE, IZA). Their study argues that conventional empirical methods overstate the degree of native flight in situations where ethnic-minority arrivals spur the creation of new neighborhoods.

Farré, Fasani, and Mueller on mental disorders due to long-term unemployment in Spain


The "Observatorio Social" of La Caixa has published the results of a study carried out by Lídia Farré (University of Barcelona, IAE-CSIC, and IZA), Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary University of London), and Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BGSE). The study analyzes the effects of the collapse of the Spanish construction sector, which left many of its workers out of the labor market for long periods.

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.

Ángel de la Fuente on regional financing in Spain, El País


Ángel 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 Ponsatí


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

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 Periódico" Hugo Rodríguez
(IAE-CSIC) and Héctor 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

Ángel de la Fuente on Human Capital, El País


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

Ángel de la Fuente on Spain


In an interview by La Nueva España.es, Ángel 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.

Lídia Farré 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 (Lídia Farré in diari ARA)


Lídia Farré (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 Ràdio, 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 Ponsatí (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 (Científicos de Frontera), December 26th, 2010.

Migration Flows in Catalonia


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