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.
Benito Arruñada argues that institutions’ performance measures should focus more on the reports of the individuals who have experience interacting with them.
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.