The Rise and Fall of Populism and Extremism

Maria Petrova talks about her European Research Council Starting Grant Project, "The Rise and Fall of Populism and Extremism"".

Maria Petrova
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

The Implications of Selective Information Sampling for Individual and Collective Judgments

Gaël Le Mens talks about his European Research Council Consolidator Grant Project, "The Implications of Selective Information Sampling for Individual and Collective Judgments"".

Gaël Le Mens
UPF and Barcelona GSE

The Causal Effect of Public Policy and Income on Child Health and Human Capital

Libertad González talks about her European Research Council Consolidator Grant Project, "The Causal Effect of Public Policy and Income on Child Health and Human Capital".

Libertad González

UPF and Barcelona GSE

Optimal Transport Networks in Spatial Equilibrium

 

Edouard Schaal talks about his European Research Council Starting Grant Project, "Optimal Transport Networks in Spatial Equilibrium" (with Pablo Fajgelbaum, UCLA).

 

Edoard Schaal
CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE

Strategic Uncertainty in Economic Environments and Digital Marketing Agencies

Antonio Penta talks about his European Research Council Starting Grant Project, "Strategic Uncertainty in Economic Environments and Digital Marketing Agencies.

Antonio Penta

UPF and Barcelona GSE

Globalization, Economic Policy and Political Structure

Jaume Ventura talks about his European Research Council Advanced Grant Project, "Globalization, Economic Policy and Political Structure".

Jaume Ventura
CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE

Mathematics in song: "It had to be U"

In an invited paper at the 20th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics at the University of Tartu, Estonia, Prof. Michael Greenacre wrote a song and accompanying visuals to explain the most important result in his research: the singular value decomposition, or SVD.

Michael Greenacre
UPF and Barcelona GSE
Experimental Results

The "Laboratori d'economia experimental" (LeeX), one of the pioneers in Europe, aims to understand the reality of economic behavior and economic institutions, through controlled experiments.
Never before have so few owed so much to so many

Prof. Xavier Freixas plays on the famous words of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to explain the impact of bank bailouts on taxpayers during the recent global financial crisis.

Xavier Freixas
UPF and Barcelona GSE

Health policy based on efficiency, health management based on evidence 

The Economics and Health Research Centre (CRES) is an interdisciplinary institution of reference for the research and teaching of health economics and health care management. The claim is to influence on the changing process of new training for health professionals and health services management.

 

A Theory of Optimal Random Crackdowns

Do the Belgian police use speed traps effectively to put the brakes on crime? Professor Jan Eeckhout will determine if they pass inspection.

Jan Eeckhout
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

How do finance markets and banks work? 

The Research Centre for Financial Economics and Accounting (CREFC) is devoted to research, education and consultancy in the fields of finance and accounting. The person in charge of the CREFC, Xavier Freixas, and several researchers explain the projects they are carrying out.

Xavier Freixas
CREFC- UPF Director

How Do People Perceive Risk in Everyday Situations?

Professor Robin Hogarth uses a novel new methodology to demonstrate that even relatively simple measures of mood state can have a significant effect on perception of risk.

Robin Hogarth
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

The Links Between Economic Growth, Democracy, and Civil War

Latest research by Professor Antonio Ciccone reveals a link between downturns of international commodities prices and the outbreak of civil war in Sub-Saharan African countries. Additional analysis suggests that a country's form of government may be a crucial factor in predicting civil war in the case of economic depression.

Antonio Ciccone
ICREA-UPF, CREI, and Barcelona GSE

Betting on Hitler: The Value of Political Connections in Nazi Germany

According to new research by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Joachim Voth, firms supporting the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) outperformed the stock market by 5-10% after the Nazi party seized power in 1933.

Joachim Voth

ICREA-UPF, CREI, and Barcelona GSE