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
Ruben Enikolopov, new co-editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-comparative-economics/editorial-board
Maria Petrova joined the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies since January 2016. http://www.restud.com/editorial-board/
We are pleased to announce that Aina Gallego (IBEI) and Giacomo Ponzetto (CREI) have accepted to be part of the IPEG community as this newly created figure, Associate Researcher.
Ruben Enikolopov has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The researcher will carry out the project entitled “Social Media, Political Participation, and Accountability”. The funding (€1 million) will allow him to build his own research team. The ERC thereby contributes to supporting a new generation of top researchers in Europe.