Research Group in Welfare Economics
The Research Group in Welfare Economics (CREB) is part of the University of Barcelona. All CREB researchers also belong to the BEAT Institute and to the UB School of Economics.
The main objective of CREB is to promote high-standard research in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Regarding Macroeconomics, the main research areas encompass economic growth, inequality, development, international economics, and labor economics, among others. Regarding Microeconomics, the main research areas are industrial organization and behavioral economics, with applications in telecommunications, law, and the environment, among others.
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.
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.