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Professor Luigi Pascali (UPF and Barcelona GSE) has been awarded a Leonard Grant by the BBVA Foundation. Leonardo Grants support mid-career researchers whose work demonstrates "highly innovative scientific, technological or cultural production."

Pascali's project is called "Coordinating against the mafia: experimental evidence from an anti-extortion policy in Sicily." As he explained in an interview at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he will analyze why businesses in Sicily are not able to coordinate and jointly refuse to pay the “pizzo,” an average monthly payment of about 880 euros that is extorted from them by the mafia.

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Theodor Vladasel awarded 2020 NFIB Doctoral Dissertation Award

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Theodor Vladasel (UPF and Barcelona GSE) has been awarded the 2020 NFIB Doctoral Dissertation Award in...

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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Post-doc Jessica Rodriguez-Pereira recognized among top emerging operational researchers

Postdoctoral Researcher Jessica Rodriguez-Pereira (UPF and Barcelona GSE) has been recognized as one of 12 top young emerging researchers...

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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Ruben Durante awarded BBVA Foundation grant for research on COVID-19 policies

A project by Professor Ruben Durante (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE) is one of 20 selected by BBVA...

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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Manuel García-Santana awarded Ramón Areces Foundation grant to study public procurement

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Manuel García-Santana (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE) has received a grant in the Ramón Areces...

Universitat Pompeu Fabra