Research Group in Welfare 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.
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.
UB Macroeconomics Workshop will be held on 9 and 10 of November. Check the program here: https://sites.google.com/view/ubmacro
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.