Seminario 24/10 – Manuel Llorca-Jaña (U. Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile): Más allá del PIB per cápita: Evolución de los niveles de vida en Chile desde la independencia


Recientemente, para analizar los niveles de vida de un país, se ha consolidado la noción de que se debe incluir un amplio abanico de indicadores de bienestar, incluyendo el PIB per cápita, pero yendo mucho más allá del mismo. Este trabajo resume la evolución de los indicadores de bienestar más populares, sujeto a tener series…

Seminario 24/09 – Santiago Budría (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija): Energy Poverty among Immigrants: Does Host Language Proficiency Matter?


This study uses the 2007-2020 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the impact of English language proficiency on energy poverty among immigrants. The paper relies on six different energy poverty measures reflecting both objective (expenditure-based) and subjective (self-assessed) approaches and includes a multidimensional measure of energy poverty….

Seminario 24/08 – Anjeza Bekolli (Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania): Distribution of Profits in Agricultural Supply Chains: A Cooperative Game Theory Approach


In this study, our focus is on decentralized agricultural supply chains, where multiple non-competing distributors serve the demand of their respective markets. These distributors procure a single product from a farmer through an agricultural cooperative within a specific timeframe. Agents can coordinate their actions to maximize profits, employing cooperative game theory to analyze cooperation among…

Seminario 24/07 – Lei Shi (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona): Reconfiguration of China’s occupational structure during early industrialization, 1900-1937

Workers in Shanghai

The debate on the ‘Great Divergence’ paid little attention to changes in China’s occupational structure. According to previous research, the agricultural sector accounted for around 80 per cent of the labour force until the Reform and Opening-Up from 1980s, and the share of modern industries in the Chinese economy was trivial. However, the first and…

Seminario 24/06 – Carlos Victoria: What drives fiscal partisanship? Evidence from Spanish local elections


The phenomenon of partisanship in fiscal policy has been a long-lasting topic in the economic literature, from the earlier cross-country studies to more recent empirical analyses at the microeconomic level. However, less is known about the mechanisms that can exacerbate or mitigate this partisan behavior. Using a regression-discontinuity design and a rich electoral and budgetary…

Seminario 24/05 – Adelaida Lillo (Universidad de Alicante): Does reshoring generate employment? A study on services reshoring and its intra- and inter-sectoral components


The aim of this paper is to deepen the analysis of services reshoring in the Spanish services sector, both as a whole and for its constituent elements, examining both intra- and inter-sectoral components. Likewise, it analyzes the impact of this strategy on employment in the services sector, also differentiating between broad reshoring, intra-sectoral reshoring and…

Seminario 24/02 – Adrián Nerja (Universidad de Alicante): How does environmental awareness for HSR influence the necessity for short-haul flight bans?


This paper applies a model in which a local market served by high-speed rail (HSR) and an airline is connected with an international market serving two different airlines. Our aim is to assess the necessity for a ban on short-haul flights from an economic policy standpoint and to investigate the potential for market self-regulation to…

Seminario 24/04 – Volker Schoer (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa): Discursive classroom interaction practices and student achievement in mathematics: Evidence using an International large-scale education dataset


Improving the mathematics performance of school children is an objective for many policy makers around the world. It is obvious that mathematics teachers may have a key role to play in this process; however, robust examination of the teacher characteristics and practices of teachers that help to raise pupil mathematics achievement is relatively sparse, particularly…

Seminario 24/03 – Lourdes Molera y María Semitiel (U. Murcia): The contribution of university economics teaching to sustainability


We study how university economics teaching addresses sustainability. The priority of the topic has been evidenced in publications calling for a critical analysis of university programmes (Bowles, Carlin, 2020; Ansari, Landin, 2023; Prillaman, 2023). We analyse how sustainability is addressed in introductory economics courses for the degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Law at public…

Seminario 24/01 – Mariola Sánchez Romero (Universidad de Murcia): The Impacts of Airline Corporate Social Responsibility in the Air Transport Industry


This paper investigates the implications of airline corporate social responsibility (CSR) uptake in the air transport industry. Then, we extend the analysis considering the impact of parallel airline alliances on CSR of airlines. The results suggest that airports play a crucial role in shaping the CSR practices of airlines and that this impact should be…