Timothy Besley, Thiemo Fetzer, and Hannes Mueller use two novel datasets to separate the effect of an event at tourist destinations from the coverage of that event at the home countries of tourists.
Libertad González and Sofia Trommlerová explore how a child benefit in Spain affected birth rates and abortions.
Juan-José Ganuza and Gerard Llobet argue that standard contracts do not provide incentives for firms to properly screen projects, resulting in the construction of unnecessary infrastructures (“white elephants”).
Laura Mayoral and Ola Olsson explore early state development using Ancient Egypt as a laboratory.
Ruben Durante and Milena Djourelova find that executive orders likely to generate negative publicity tend to be issued on the eve of days when other important events distract the media and the public.
The Barcelona GSE has started a collection of posts and articles by Affiliated Professors on topics related to the economics of coronavirus.