Research Group in Welfare Economics
The Research Group in Welfare Economics (CREB) is part of the University of Barcelona. All CREB researchers are affiliated with the BEAT Institute and the UB School of Economics.
CREB’s primary objective is to conduct research on economic policies that promote well-being. Some examples of current debates in which we have made important contributions include the economics of pandemics, determinants of aggregate productivity, gender gaps in entrepreneurship, optimal design of rating systems, and the impact of news aggregators on news outlets.
By combining their expertise and resources, the CREB research group has been able to produce cutting-edge research that sheds light on important economic issues and contributes to the development of policies that promote welfare and well-being.
We organize several activities. CREB actively participates in the seminar series of the Economic Theory section of the Department of Economics at Universitat de Barcelona. Moreover, we organize two Internal Seminars in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, where the members of the group present their work in progress. Since 2022 we organize annually the UB Macroeconomics Workshop and the UB Microeconomics Workshop. You can find info on the first editions here and here.
CREB has recently joined the Xarxa Catalana pel Dret al Temps, an institution devoted to improving the knowledge on time use from a gender point of view.
Bruno Delalibera joined the Macroeconomics team in September 2022. He has a PhD from FGV (Brazil) and works on education and labor economics among other topics.
Alessandro Di Nola joined the Macroeconomics team in September 2022. He has a PhD from Bocconi University and works on quantitative macroeconomics, firm dynamics, and tax avoidance.
UB Microeconomics Workshop on July 15th. UB Macroeconomics Workshop in November 2022.
Caio Lorecchio joined the Microeconomics team in November 2021. He has a PhD from São Paulo School of Economics - Fundação Getúlio Vargas and works on dynamic information design.
Rafael Serrano-Quintero joined the Macroeconomics team last September 2021. Rafael has a PhD from the University of Alicante and works on economic growth and development.