Seminario 22/08: Agustí Segarra Blasco (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). Investigar y divulgar: ¿dos caras de la misma moneda?

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La investigación científica y la divulgación, esto es poner al alcance de un público más amplio son dos caras de una misma moneda, pero no es lo mismo. Entre los científicos y también entre los economistas encontramos a grandes investigadores que con el paso de los años también se han convertido en divulgadores muy populares…

Seminario 22/07: Mauro Mediavilla (Universitat de València e Institut d’Economia de Barcelona) Impact of Bullying of Academic Performance in Spain

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Bullying is a widespread problem throughout the world that affects one in three students and whose consequences can last in the long term. The main objective of this research is to study the causal relationship between bullying and academic performance on 15-year-old students in Spain. The databases used come from the external evaluation of the…

Seminario 22/06: José R. Morales (Universidad de Valladolid) Transboundary pollution and Economic Geography in a dynamic game framework

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This paper formulates and analyzes a dynamic game between two trading regions that face a transboundary pollution problem. We study how the distribution of firms and trade costs affect the optimal emission decision of governments and how the resulting environmental policy would alter the allocation of the industry between both countries. The underlying microeconomic behaviour…

Seminario 22/04: Concepción González García (UCAM): Fiscal Consolidation in Heavily Indebted Economies

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In this paper, I build a dynamic general equilibrium model calibrated to the U.S. economy to study the macroeconomic effects of alternative fiscal consolidation strategies in a context where the private sector is heavily indebted. Fiscal consolidation is defined as a permanent reduction of the public debt-to-GDP ratio by means of government spending cuts or…

Seminario 21/6: Hassan Aly (Ohio State University). The positive impact of COVID-19: Economic, social and environmental

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While all research and data collections in the past year has been focused on the damaging impact of Covid19 on the national and international level, as an unprecedented phenomenon that is greater in its negative magnitude than the great depression of 1929-33, this project is centered around the other side of the coin. We will…

Seminario 21/3: Otaviano Canuto (Policy Center for the New South) – Lost in transition: developing countries in the global economy

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The growth and productivity performance of emerging market and developing economies since the 2008 global financial crisis failed to repeat the achievements of the previous decade. Besides frustrating expectations that they might become the new growth pole in the global economy, their convergence to per capita incomes of advanced economies has suffered a setback. Nonetheless,…

Seminario 20/15:Marco A. López (Universidad de Alicante): El impacto social de la Matemáticas

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En esta presentación se analizan las diferentes razones que contribuyen a que las Matemáticas se encuentren, hoy en día, en un primer plano de actualidad. Destacaríamos, en primer lugar, su presencia, como lenguaje y herramienta fundamental, en todas las ciencias (incluidas las sociales) y ramas de la tecnología. Nos detendremos en temas específicos en los…

Seminario 19/32: Gabriel Brida (U. de la Republica) -On the empirical relationship between tourism and economic growth.

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Abstract: In this paper we study the dynamics of economic growth and tourism evolution for 97 countries during the period 1995-2016. The variables representing economic and tourism growth are growth rates of per capita GDP and international tourism arrivals. Using the concept of economic regime, we introduce a notion of distance between the dynamical paths…

Seminario 19/27: José García Solanes (UM) – New insights into the nonlinearity of Okun’s law

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We estimate Okun’s relationship for four European countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) with a nonparametric procedure, without imposing a previous specific functional form. We apply the non parametric MARS  methodology that endogenously detects multiple thresholds and therefore is able to identify multiple possible regimes. In addition, we control for the Euro area crisis…