Maria Petrova has been elected to the Council of the European Economic Association for the 2019-2023 term. Full list of EEA officers
In January 2019, J-PAL’s Governance Initiative awarded funding for the project “Career Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from the Sierra Leonean CHW Program” submitted by Erika Deserranno, Gianmarco León, Phillip Kastrau. Read more about Funded Projects
Gianmarco León has been awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship for the period 2019-23.
Maria Petrova has received an Starting Grant from the European Research Council for her project, “The Rise and Fall of Populism and Extremism.” In the project, she will test empirically if personal experiences, information environment, and their interaction with aggregate economic shocks shape people’s political decisions.
This August, the Oliver Williamson Best Conference Paper Award for the best paper delivered at the conference was awarded to “Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior, and Quality Upgrading among Exporters” by Christopher Hansman (Imperial College London), Jonas Hjort (Columbia University), Gianmarco León (UPF and Barcelona GSE), and Matthieu Teachout (Columbia University). Read more about the paper
In May 2018, J-PAL’s Governance Initiative awarded funding for the project “Performance Base Incentives in Multi-Layered Organizations: Evidence from Sierra Leonean Community Health Workers” submitted by Erika Deserranno, Philipp Kastrau, Gianmarco Leon (AEA RCT Registry AEARCTR-0003345). Read more about Funded Projects
The Media Economics Workshop is designed to foster research on the economics of media markets and media policy. The keynote speakers this year were David Strömberg (IIES) and Paul Resnick (University of Michigan). Organizers Simon P. Anderson (University of Virginia) Matthew Ellman (Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica & Barcelona GSE) Ruben Enikolopov (ICREA-UPF, IPEG, Barcelona GSE, and New …
Ruben Durante, “Independence and quality of mass Media in the InteRnet AGE (MIRAGE)” Professor Ruben Durante is an Associate Professor at UPF and Affiliated Professor at IPEG. His ERC project examines how the Internet has transformed the way news is produced and disseminated, both directly and through its influence on traditional media, and its ultimate effect on …
In May 2017, IPEG participated in the Conference on Development in the Face of Global Inequality, an international, interdisciplinary conference co-organized in Barcelona by IBEI, the World Society Foundation (WSF), and the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The conference invites scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to explore new directions for analyzing these …
Maria Petrova, new co-editor of Journal of Public Economics https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-public-economics/editorial-board