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2024-02-15: Reguant, awarded the Catalonian National Research Award for Young Talent 2023
The Government of Catalonia and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) have awarded ICREA research professor Mar Reguant (IAE-CSIC and BSE) the Catalonian National Research Award for Young Talent 2023. The award recognizes the excellence and significance of her research in the field of energy economics and, particularly, in the economic analysis of the electricity sector and the associated pollution from electricity production.

2024-02-06: Ferrer-i-Carbonell, new president of the Catalan Society of Economics
The Catalan Society of Economics is an academic society created to promote the study and research in the field of economics and to disseminate it throughout the Catalan-speaking territory. The General Assembly ratified the candidacies of Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC and BSE) as President, Judit Vall (UB) as President-Elect, who will assume the Presidency in 2026, and Elisenda Paluzie (UB) as Secretary-Treasurer.

2024-02-01: Flip Klijn, appointed new director of the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC)
Flip Klijn is a scientific researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and a research professor at the Barcelona School of Economics. He holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics from Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Tilburg University (NL). His main research areas are matching theory, market design, game theory, and operations research. He has been a research fellow at Harvard Business School and has published in leading journals such as American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Theory, and Mathematics of Operations Research.

2024-01-16: Ferrer-i-Carbonell, participant in study on key factors of life satisfaction in Catalonia
The Direcció General d'Anàlisi i Prospectiva (Generalitat de Catalunya) carried out a study on subjective well-being in close collaboration with experts from a variety of institutions and scientific fields. Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC and BSE) was one of the study's collaborators. At the official presentation of the study, she reviewed the methodology and statistical approach that were employed.

2023-11-23: Llull has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project "Optimal Immigration Policy"
Joan Llull (IAE-CSIC and BSE) has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project "Optimal Immigration Policy". The project seeks to design optimal immigration policies that maximize benefits from immigration for both origin and destination countries and compensate negatively affected individuals for their losses. By exploring five key policy instruments and employing a sophisticated dynamic equilibrium framework, the project will provide policymakers with valuable insights to leverage the positive impacts of migration while minimizing potential drawbacks.

2023-09-14: Braccioli, recipient of a Young Economist Award from the European Economic Association
Federica Braccioli (IAE-CSIC and BSE) received the award for her single-authored study "The Institutional Role of the Italian Mafia: Enforcing Contracts When the State Does Not". The paper provides a unified framework to study the interactions between the ineffectiveness of the Italian state in contract enforcement and the demand for the Mafia’s services.

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Upcoming Workshops

VII Winter Macroeconomics Workshop in Bellaterra - March 7, 2024
The Institute of Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) is the venue of this year's "Winter Macroeconomics Workshop in Bellaterra". The organizers are Tim Kehoe (University of Minnesota) and Luis E. Rojas (MOVE–UAB and BSE).
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2024 Society for Economic Dynamics meeting - June 27-29, 2024
The 2024 Society for Economic Dynamics meeting is organized by the Barcelona School of Economics and will take place at the Bellaterra campus on June 27-29, 2024. The local organizers are Jordi Caballé (UAB and BSE), Joan Llull (IAE-CSIC and BSE), Albert Marcet (CREi and BSE), and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis (UAB and BSE). The plenary speakers are Veronica Guerrieri, Lars Peter Hansen, and Stefanie Stantcheva.

Workshop on Gender and Work - October 14-15, 2024
The workshop is organized by the Institute of Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) with the support of the Observatori Social-Fundació La Caixa (SR22-00042). The organizers are Alícia Adserà (Princeton), Lídia Farré (IAE-CSIC and BSE), Libertad González (UPF and BSE), and Laia Maynou (UB). The keynote speakers are Olle Folke and Paola Profeta.

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Recent Publications

"Competition and Gender Inequality: A Comprehensive Analysis of Effects and Mechanisms"
Jordi Brandt, Klarita Gërxhani and Arthur Schram, American Journal of Sociology, 129, 3, 2023, 715-752.

"Shapley-Scarf Housing Markets: Respecting Improvement, Integer Programming, and Kidney Exchange"
Péter Biró, Flip Klijn, Xenia Klimentova and Ana Viana, forthcoming in Mathematics of Operations Research.

"The Role of Historical Legacies in the Process of Decentralisation in Russia: Compliant Activism in the Context of the Crises of the 2020s"
Anastasia Obydenkova and Alexander Libman, Territory, Politics, Governance, 2023.

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Recent Working Papers

"Simultaneous Elections"
Enriqueta Aragonès, BSE Working Paper No. 1425 - December 2023

"Education Expansion, College Choice and Labour Market Success"
Federica Braccioli, Paolo Ghinetti, Simone Moriconi, Constanza Naguib and Michelle Pellizzari, BSE Working Paper No. 1419 - January 2024.

"The Gap between Expectations and Reality: Assessing the Water Rebound Effect in Chinese Agriculture"
Qian Chen, Jaume Freire González and Donglan Zha, BSE Working Paper No. 1415 - December 2023.

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In the Media

2024-01-24: Farré's co-led study on teleworking after the pandemic, widely mentioned in the press
Lídia Farré (IAE-CSIC and BSE) together with Marta Curull (UB) and Laia Maynou (UB) carried out a study for the Social Observatory of the 'la Caixa' Foundation. The study finds that women's contribution to household chores and childcare is very similar regardless of whether they telecommute or not. However, the difference in men's participation in childcare and household tasks between those who work from home at least one day a week and those who do not is significant.

2023-11-03: F-World dedicates a podcast to Mueller's work on conflict forecast
F-World is a podcast series that explores how the forces of fragility arise, interact, and manifest in the systems that make up our lives. One podcast is fully dedicated to Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BSE) and his work on forecasting conflict. Mueller explains the role of machine learning and why this research project has become a key resource for global work on conflict prevention. He also gives a live demonstration of conflictforecast.org, which is based on millions of newspaper articles.

2023-07-21: 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.

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