Nagore Iriberri and Pedro Rey-Biel use data from a math contest to find out if competition has different effects on men and women.
Enriqueta Camps investigates how the evolution of the education system in Spain from the 19th to the 21st century affected the country’s GDP.
How is individual behavior affected by the emotional attachment to one’s own language? Do individuals change their economic decisions because of the identification they experience with their language? And if so, how should policies be designed to enhance economic welfare? Ramon Caminal and Antonio Di Paolo take two important steps to answer these crucial questions.
Are parents really picking their preferred schools or merely going the safe route? Caterina Calsamiglia and Maia Güell show that Barcelona’s school choice program leads parents to effectively pick a neighborhood-based schooling assignment for their children – and that some parents are not as naïve is they may seem.
Francesc Obiols-Homs and Virginia Sánchez-Marcos explore the role of education policy in shaping the abilities of workers, and the effect of changing policies to improve labor market outcomes in Spain.
Albert Banal-Estañol, Inés Macho-Stadler, and David Pérez-Castrillo study collaboration between academics and firms. They are the first to provide a one-to-one two-sided matching market model of academic researchers and firms developing research projects.