Vanguard of Science Awards

The Washington Post recently featured research from a new paper in American Economic Review by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Ruben Durante (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE) on "The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV" (with P. Pinotti and A. Tesei). The work focuses on entertainment television in Italy in the 1980s and whether it made voters more likely to support Silvio Berlusconi’s populist party, Forza Italia.

Why is entertainment TV linked to support for populism, and how did the researchers pin down causality? WaPo asked them in an interview titled, "Junk television promoted populist politics long before Fox News and Trump."

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Review of Economic Studies: two forthcoming papers by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

There are two forthcoming publications in the Review of Economic Studies (RES) co-authored by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

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Forthcoming in QJE: "Identifying modern macro equations with old shocks" by Régis Barnichon and Geert Mesters

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Geert Mesters (UPF and Barcelona GSE) and co-author Régis Barnichon have a forthcoming publication in the ...

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New Econometrica articles by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

The July 2020 issue of the top journal Econometrica includes two articles co-authored by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors:

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UPF ranks in top 10 young universities according to Times Higher Education

One of the founding universities of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), has been...

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