Jean-Marc Bédhat Atsebi and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell measure life and financial satisfaction across definitions of reference groups to understand the mechanisms through which comparisons work in a poor setting.
Mariella Gonzales, Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta and Luis R. Martinez investigate the causal effect of a fine for electoral abstention on different margins of voter responses in Peru.
Carlo Altavilla, Miguel Boucinha and José-Luis Peydró investigate the impact of conventional and unconventional monetary policy on bank profitability.
Luca Fornaro discusses his ERC Starting Grant project in this short video
Barcelona GSE Focus will return in January with new articles. Happy holidays!
Sotiris Blanas, Gino Gancia and Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee study how the widespread use of different machines affected different groups of workers in the recent past.