“Workshop en Modelización Económica Multisectorial”
Date: 26th and 27th Septembre 2014
Place: International University of Andalucía, Baeza.
Date: September 2014
Place: Centre de Recerca en Economia Industrial i Economia Pública (CREIP), Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Reus, Tarragona (Spain).
“Early Developments of Health and Education: Global and Regional Perspectives on the Pre-1800 Evidence”. NWO-ClioInfra Workshop.”
Date: 2nd and 3rd November 2014.
XREPP Seminar “The Aggregate Capital-Output Elasticity: Evidence from an Instrumental Variables Approach”
Researcher: Prof. Markus Brueckner. Professor in the Economics Department of the University of Queensland. Former member at CAEPS research group. His research focuses on macroeconomic issues related to the economics of development, political economy, and fiscal policy.
Time: April 10th, 2015, 1 pm.
Place: Aula F, Faculty of Economy and Business, University of Barcelona. Avinguda Diagonal 696, Barcelona
Abstract: This paper uses an instrumental variables approach to estimate the elasticity response of aggregate output to a percentage change in the physical capital stock. Based on 5-year non-overlapping panel data comprising 111 countries during the period 1970-2010, and controlling for country and continent-specific time fixed effects, the paper documents that the incidence of earthquakes has a highly significant negative effect on physical capital but an insignificant effect on labor and total factor productivity. Using earthquake incidence as an instrumental variable for capital, two-stage least squares estimation yields a capital-output elasticity of around 0.4. Statistical tests reject the hypotheses that the estimated capital-output elasticity is equal to zero and unity. There is no evidence that the capital-output elasticity significantly differs across continents or varies with the level of countries’ economic development.
International Seminar: The Exporting Age
XREPP’s researcher Anna Carreras presents her results to the Mexican scientific community in the international seminar “The Exporting Age”, coorganized by Colegio Mexicano and XREPP. February 17th, 2015.
NWO-ClioInfra Workshop “Early Developments of Health and Education: Global and Regional Perspectives on the Pre-1800 Evidence”
This workshop aims at bringing together scholars working with archaeological, archival and other sources in order to trace early developments. Health indicators such as height or longevity and educational indicators (literacy, numeracy) will be studied in their role for standards of living during the ancient, medieval and early modern era as well as their impact for later economic growth and human development.Can we identify deviations of health development from early income trends and levels, or the traditionally ‘perceived’ degree of development? Were there Impoverished Sophisticates, i.e. economies or regions which reached a surprisingly high educational level, but without a corresponding record of material well-being? Can the new empirical evidence inform us about general theories of human well-being and development?
The organizers are Nikola Koepke (Univ. Barcelona) and Joerg Baten (Univ. Tuebingen), supported by an international programme comittee. It takes place Oct 2-3, 2014. XREPP cosupports the event and XREPP members from the research group “Globalization, Economic Inequality and Public Policies in Historic Perspective (GRGDEP)
INFER Workshop in Urban and Regional Economics
Members of XREPP’s research group in Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE) coorganized the INFER Workshop in Urban and Regional Economics last September 4-5 at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Reus.
The workshop gathered researchers in Urban and Regional Economics. The workshop welcomed the internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
AGENTA seminar “Modelitzant la sostenibilitat de l’Estat del Benestar utilitzant Models de Generacions Solapades”
Seminar on behalf of the project AGENTA. The aim is mainly the OLG models of large scale with realistic demography. It will take place at 9th June 2015 in the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona.
Jointly organised activities
Alfonso Herranz, co-organizer of the: “Early Developments of Health and Education: Global and Regional Perspectives on the Pre-1800 Evidence”. NWO-ClioInfra Workshop,” Barcelona, 2th and 3th November 2014 in collaboration with the University of Tübingen.
The XREPP co-organized the INFER Workshop in Urban and Regional Economics. Research Centre for Industrial and Public Economics (CREIP) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus (Spain) September, 2014 with the association INFER.
Co-organization of the “Workshop en Modelización Económica Multisectorial” by the GIEP with the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Baeza, 26th-28th September 2014.
VI Congress of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics (AERNA): the VI Congress of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics (AERNA) in collaboration with the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE) takes place from September 4th to September 6th, 2014. The conference program will cover all areas of environmental and resource economics, ranging from topics prevailing in the general debate, such as climate change, energy sources, water management and ecosystem services evaluation, to more specialized subjects such as biodiversity conservation or persistent organic pollutants. The keynote speakers of the congress will be Ujjayant Chakravorty, Professor of Economics at Tufts University and co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Nick Hanley, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Stirling. XREPP researchers Àngels Xabadia and Renan Goetz, professors at University of Girona and members of the Research Group in Public Economy, (GIEP) co-chair the programm and the organizing committee, respectively.
Alfonso Herranz, co-organizer of the : “Early Developments of Health and Education: Global and Regional Perspectives on the Pre-1800 Evidence”. NWO-ClioInfra Workshop,” Barcelona, 2th and 3th Novembre 2014 in partnership with the University of Tübingen.
Other training activities
Badia-Miró, Marc, Rapporteur of the paper of Samuel Garrido «Aparcería y progreso agrícola. Las aparcerías vitícolas» in the “III Seminario Anual de la SEHA”. Ministry of Food and Environment, 28th November 2014 in Madrid (Spain).
Marc Badia and Anna Carreras (GRGDEP) Organized the 18th and 21th sessions of the XI Congress of the Spanish Association of Economic History – Madrid, 4th and 5th September 2014 pre-session of the Session 18: “El crecimiento económico en América Latina. Una perspectiva de largo plazo (s. XIX y XX)”Co-organized by the UB and UPF.
September 2014. GIEP organized the “VI Congress of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics (AERNA)”, Girona (Spain).
World Symposium on National Transfer Accounts in Beijing, China: XREPP’s research group CAEPS (Centre for Economic Analysis and Social Policies) participated in the symposium with the paper “On the Effect of Forward and Backward Family Transfers on Capital Accumulation” given by Prof. Concepció Patxot, from University of Barcelona. November 10-14, 2014.
Ció Patxot and Joan Gil, participated as experts at the conference “ Nova ciutadania per a la nova societat del benestar”, 21th Novembre 2014, at the CatDem foundation.
XXXIX Symposium of the Spanish Economic Association (SAEe): University of the Balearic Islands to host the XXXIX Symposium of the Spanish Economic Association (SAEe), Palma de Mallorca, on 11th -13th December 2014 . The Symposium summons experts from all of the economic areas every year in December. The Job Market of the Association, targeted at PhD students in economics, also meets during the Symposium. Dolors Berga Colom, Renan Ulrich Goetz, and Riste Gjorjgiev also participated.
Vall Castello J. (2014) “La generosidad y duración de los subsidios de desempleo no es la mejor forma de mitigar el impacto de la crisis en los suicidios”, Clinical and health management (57), pp 69.
Josep Maria Arauzo Carod, 38 articles in the Journal of Tarragona. Some of them:
- “El camí cap a un país normal” Published in the Journal of Tarragona the 08/12/2014.
- “(Un altre) camí cap a un país normal?” Published in the Journal of Tarragona the 04/12/2014.
- “Democràcia, civisme … i cop de porta” Published in the Journal of Tarragona the 13/11/2014.
- “Ara toca democràcia” Published in the Journal of Tarragona the 06/11/2014.
- “El “què” més que el “com”” Published in the Journal of Tarragona the 30/10/2014.