Germà Bel

PhD in Economics 1993, Universitat de Barcelona, MSc in Economics, University of Chicago Institutional webpage Personal webpage

Working Papers


Delusions of success: Costs and demand of high-speed rail in Italy and Spain

Beria, P; Grimaldi, R.; Albalate, D.; Bel, G. (2018)

Transport Policy, 68 (September), 63-79

Policy stringency under the European Union Emission Trading System and its impact on technological change in the energy sector

Bel, G.; Joseph, S. (2018)

Energy Policy, 117 (June), 434-444

Beyond privatisation and cost savings: alternatives for local government reform

Bel, G.; Hebdon, R.; Warner, M. (2018)

Local Government Studies, 44 (2), 173-182

Evaluation of the impact of Bus Rapid Transit on air pollution in Mexico City

Bel, G.; Holst, M. (2018)

Transport Policy,  63, April, 209-220

These rules are made for spending: Testing and extending the law of 1/n

Bel, G.; Raudla, R; Rodrigues, M; Tavares, A. (2018)

Public Choice, 174, 1/2, 41-60

Privatization, contracting-out and inter-municipal cooperation: New developments in local public service delivery

Bel, G.; Gradus, R. (2018)

Local Government Studies, 44, 1, 11-21

Climate change mitigation and the role of technological change: Impact on selected headline targets of Europe’s 2020 climate and energy package

Bel, G.; Joseph, S. (2018)

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82, 3, 3798-3807

Weakening political connections by means of regulatory reform: Evidence from contracting out water services in Spain

Albalate, D.; Bel, G.; González-Gómez, F.; Picazo-Tadeo, A. (2017)

Journal of Regulatory Economics, 52(2), 211-235

Myopic PPPs: Risk allocation and hidden liabilities for taxpayers and users

Bel, G.; Bel-Piñana, P.; Rosell, J. (2017)

Utilities Policy, 48, 147-156

How Much Vertical Integration? Contractual Choice and Public-Private Partnerships in the United States

Albalate, D.; Bel, G.; Geddes, R. (2017)

Review of Industrial Organization,  51, 1, 25-42

What have we learnt after three decades of empirical studies on factors driving local privatization?

Bel, G.; Fageda, X. (2017)

Local Government Studies, 43 (4), 503-511

The impact of socioeconomic characteristics on CO2 emissions associated with urban mobility: Inequality across individuals

Bel, G.; Rosell, J. (2017)

Energy Economics, 64 (May), 251-261

Public and private production in a mixed delivery system: regulation, competition and costs

Bel, G.; Rosell, J. (2016)

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35 (3), 533-558

Public and private production in a mixed delivery system: regulation, competition and costs

Bel, G.; Rosell, J. (2016)

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35 (3), 533-558

Social welfare analysis of investment public-private partnership approaches for tansportation projects

Rouhani O, Geddes R R, Gao H O, Bel G (2016)

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 88, 86-103

Factors explaining inter-municipal cooperation in service delivery: a meta-regression analysis

Bel G, Warner M E (2016)

Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 19(1)

Effects of unit-based pricing on household waste collection demand: a meta-regression analysis

Bel G, Gradus R (2016)

Resource and Energy Economics, 44, 169-182

Cost benefit analysis of various California renewable portfolio standard targets: is a 33% RPS optimal?

Rouhani O, Niemeier D, Gao H.O, Bel G (2016)

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 62, 1122-1132

Inter-municipal cooperation and costs: Expectations and evidence

Bel G, Warner M (2015)

Public Administration, 93(1), 52-67

The enviromental effects of changing speeds limits: A quantile regression aproach

Bel G, Bolancé C, Guillén M, Rosell J (2015)

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 36, 76-85

The determinants of contractual choice for private involvement in infrastructure projects

Albalate D, Bel G, Geddes R (2015)

Public Money & Management, 35(1), 87-94

Competition and cooperation of High-Speed rail and Air Transportation services in Europe

Albalate D, Bel G, Fageda X (2015)

Journal of Transport Geography, 42, 166-174

Tropezando dos veces con la misma piedra: Quiebra de autopistas de peaje y costes para contribuyentes y usuarios

Albalate D, Bel G, Bel-Piñana P (2015)

Revista de Economia Aplicada, 23(67), 131-152

Competition and cooperation between high-speed rail and air transportation services in Europe

Albalate D, Bel G, Fageda X (2015)

Journal of Transport Geography, 42, 166-174

Does cooperation reduce service delivery costs? Evidence from residential solid waste services

Bel G, Fageda X, Mur M (2014)

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 24(1), 85-107

High-speed rail accessibility: A comparative analysis of urban access in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Madrid, and Barcelona

Bel G, Warner M, Zhong C (2014)

European Journal of Transport and Infrastracture research, 4(14), 468-488

Mixed and Hybrid Models of Public Service Delivery

Bel G, Brown T, Warner M (2014)

International Public Management Journal, 17(3), 297-307

Beyond pure public and pure private management models: Partial privatization in the European airport industry

Albalate D, Bel G, Fageda X (2014)

International Public Management Journal, 17(3), 308-327

The dynamics of privatization and regulation of water services: A comparative study of two Spanish regions

Bel G, González-Gómez F, Picazo-Tadeo A. J (2013)

International Journal of Water Resources Development, 29(3), 373-384

Market power, competition and post-privatization regulation: evidence from changes in regulation of European airports

Bel G, Fageda X (2013)

Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 16(2), 123-141

Effects of the 80 km/h and variable speed limits on air pollution in the metropolitan area of Barcelona

Bel G, Rosell J (2013)

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 23, 90-97

Why do municipalities cooperate to provide local public services? An empirical analysis

Bel G, Fageda X, Mur M (2013)

Local Government Studies, 39(3), 435-454

Public-Private Partnerships: Infrastructure, Transportation, and Local Services

Bel G, Brown T, Marques R (2013)

Local Government Studies, 39(3), 303-311

Recovery risk and labor cost in public-private partnerships: contractual choice in the US water industry

Albalate D, Bel G, Geddes R (2013)

Local Government Studies, 39(3), 332-351

Joint versus Single Management of Large Transport Infrastructures, Ocean and Coastal Management

Albalate D, Bel G, Fageda X (2013)

Ocean & Coastal Management, 71, 163-169

Estimating potential long-haul air passenger traffic in national networks containing two or more dominant cities

Sismanidou A, Tarradellas J, Bel G, Fageda X (2013)

Journal Of Transport Geography, 26, 108-116

Beyond the efficiency-equity dilemma: Centralization as a determinant of government investment in infrastructure

Albalate D, Bel G, Fageda X (2012)

Papers in Regional Science, 91(3), 599-615

Institutional determinants of military spending

Albalate D, Bel G, Elias F (2012)

Journal of Comparative Economics, 40(2), 279-290

Governance and regulation of urban bus transportation: Using partial privatization to achieve the better of two worlds

Albalate D, Bel G, Calzada J (2012)

Regulation & Governance, 6(1), 83-100

Motorways, tolls and road safety: evidence from Europe

Albalate D, Bel G (2012)

SERIEs, 3(4), 457-473

High-Speed Rail: Lessons for Policy Makers from Experiences Abroad

Albalate D, Bel G (2012)

Public Administration Review, 72(3), 336-349

Speed limit laws in America: The role of geography, mobility and ideology

Albalate D, Bel G (2012)

Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice, 46(2), 337-347

La reforma del modelo de gestión de aeropuertos en España: ¿Gestión conjunta o individual?

Bel G, Fageda X (2011)

Hacienda Pública Española, (196), 109-130

Big Guys Eat Big Cakes: Firm Size and Contracting in Urban and Rural Areas

Bel G, Fageda X (2011)

International Journal of Public Management, 14(1), 4-26

The first privatisation policy in Latin America: selling state-owned enterprises in 1948-1950 Puerto Rico

Bel G (2011)

Revista de Historia Económica, 29(2), 157-182

Infrastructure and nation building: The regulation and financing of network transportation intrastructures in Spain (1720–2010)

Bel G (2011)

Business History, 53(5), 688-705

The first privatisation: selling SOEs and privatising public monopolies in Fascist Italy (1922-1925)

Bel G (2011)

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 35(5), 937-956

Cuando la economía no importa: auge y esplendor de la alta velocidad en España

Bel G, Albalate D (2011)

Revista de Economía Aplicada, 19(55), 171-190

¿Por qué se privatizan servicios en los municipios (pequeños)? Evidencia empírica sobre residuos sólidos y agua

Bel G, Fageda X, Sangrá M. M (2010)

Hacienda Pública Española/Revista de Economía Pública, (192), 33-58

Intercontinental flights from european airports: Towards hub concentrarion or not?

Bel G, Fageda X (2010)

International Journal of Transport Economics/Rivista internazionale di economia dei trasporti, 37(2), 133-153

Choosing between service fees and budget funding to pay for local services: Empirical evidence from Spain

Bel G, Miralles A (2010)

Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 28(1), 54-71

Partial privatization in local services delivery: An empirical analysis on the choice of mixed firms

Bel G, Fageda X (2010)

Local Government Studies, 36(1), 129-149

Empirical analysis of solid management waste costs: Some evidence from Galicia, Spain

Bel G, Fageda X (2010)

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54(3), 187-193

Privatization, regulation and airport pricing: An empirical analysis for Europe

Bel G, Fageda X (2010)

Journal of Regulatory Economics, 37(2), 142-161

Is Private Production of Public Services Cheaper Than Public Production? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Solid Waste and Water Services

Bel G, Fageda X, Warner M. E (2010)

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(3), 553-577

Similar problems, different solutions: Comparing refuse collection in the Netherlands and Spain

Bel G, Dijkgraaf X, Fageda X, Gradus R (2010)

Public Administration, 88(2), 479-495

Against the mainstream: Nazi privatization in 1930s Germany

Bel G (2010)

Economic History Review, 63(1), 34-55

What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, mobility, institutions, and geography

Albalate A, Bel G (2010)

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 46(5), 775-790

Tourism and urban public transport: Holding demand pressure under supply constraints

Albalate D, Bel G (2010)
Tourism Management, 31(3), 425-433

Preventing competition because of “solidarity”: Rhetoric and reality of airport investments in Spain

Bel G, Fageda X (2009)

Applied Economics, 41(22), 2853-2865

Privatization and Universal Service Obligations

Bel G, Calzada J (2009)

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics/Zeitschrift Fur Die Gesa, 165(4), 650-669

Tolls, terms, and public interest in road concessions privatization: A comparative analysis of recent transactions in the US and France

Bel G, Foote J (2009)

Transport Reviews, 29(3), 397-413

What influences advertising price in television channels?: An empirical analysis on the Spanish market

Bel G, Domènech L (2009)

Journal of Media Economics, 22(3), 164-183

Managing Competition in City Services: The Case of Barcelona

Bel G, Warner M (2009)

Journal of Urban Affairs, 31(5), 521-535

Factors explaining local privatization: a meta-regression analysis

Bel G, Fageda X (2009)

Public Choice, 139(1-2), 105-119

Intermunicipal cooperation, privatization and waste management costs: Evidence from rural municipalities

Bel G, Mur M (2009)

Waste Management, 29(10), 2772-2778

How to compete for a place in the World with a hand tied behind your back: The case of air transport services in Girona

Bel G (2009)

Tourism Management, 30(4), 522-529

Privatization and Regulatory Reform of Toll Motorways in Europe

Albalate D, Bel G, Fageda X (2009)

Governance-An International Journal of Policy and Administration, 22(2), 295-318

What Local Policy Makers Should Know About Urban Road Charging: Lessons From Worldwide Experiences

Albalate D, Bel G (2009)

Public Administration Review, 69(5), 962-974

Regulating concessions of toll motorways: An empirical study on fixed vs. variable term contracts

Albalate D, Bel G (2009)

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 43(2), 219-229

PhD Students

Maximilian Holst

MSc in Economics at Universitat de Barcelona | Personal webpage

Assessing the effects of the Mexican Drug War on economic growth: An empirical analysis

Germà Bel

Excloure PhD StudentGrowth, Trade and Spatial EconomicsJob Market CandidatesLabour & Demographic EconomicsPublic Economics and Policy AnalysisRegional EconomicsTransport Economics

Carlos Andrés Suarez

MA in Economics and Regulation in Public Services at Universitat de Barcelona |

Germà BelJoan-Ramon Borrell

Public Economics and Policy AnalysisRegulation Economics