About Barcelona GSE Focus

Barcelona GSE Focus is an initiative of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. It offers research-based analysis and commentary from economists and social scientists in the Barcelona GSE community.

The articles published in the Focus are written for a broad but informed audience from academia, governments, international organizations, and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance, policy, and the business world.

Focus Editor

Prof. Inés Macho-Stadler (MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE)

Assistants to the Editor

  • Joseph Emmens (PhD student, IDEA-UAB and Barcelona GSE)
  • Luis Ignacio Menéndez García (PhD student, IDEA-UAB and Barcelona GSE)

Web and Graphics Editor

Jodi Neufeld (Barcelona GSE Communications)

Copyright and Usage

Unless otherwise indicated, all rights to articles are reserved by their respective authors and the Barcelona GSE. For permission to reprint or translate Focus articles, please send an email to focus@barcelonagse.eu

Comment Policy

Reader comments are welcome on Barcelona GSE Focus articles. The editors reserve the right to remove comments that do not contribute to the discussion in a constructive way.


The Barcelona GSE Focus is one of the Barcelona GSE research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program (CEX2019-000915-S) through Spain’s State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación – AEI).

The Barcelona GSE has been accredited as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence in all three editions of the program (2012-15, 2016-19, and 2020-23).