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December 30, 2019

Questions Left Unanswered in 2019

In The Godfather movies, you can never cease to be surprised at the feeling you get that when the main character knows more than you. That he is one step ahead. This is what Al Pacino makes quite clear when he tells his brother Fredo: “I know it was you” (who betrayed me.)

November 28, 2019

Rural Areas vs. Cities in Job Creation

It is no secret: employment has grown continuously in Spain since 2013. Social Security registrations have increased by 20% since employment began to recover — for every five people registered before, there are now almost six.

October 25, 2019

Employment in the Spanish regions between 2013-2018: from an urban to a sectoral approach

The process of urbanization of employment continued during the recovery (2013-2018). Both the degree of initial urbanisation and the relative importance of tourism and the hotel industries conditioned its evolution. In addition, sectoral changes in cities could be having implications for inequality

August 14, 2017

Urbanisation, digitisation and growth in Latin America

It is little known that Latin America is a region which is as urban as developed economies and much more so than other emerging regions. How can the region take advantage of the opportunities generated by its high level of urbanisation?

July 31, 2017

Latin America Economic Watch: Urbanization

Urbanization took place earlier and at faster pace than in other emerging markets in Latam and is now at advanced economies’ levels. However, in spite of displaying high urbanization rates, Latin America show relatively low levels of income, capital, labor and productivity. The region should try to leverage on their high u…

October 10, 2016

La revolución asiática del siglo XXI: Urbanización y aglomeración

Que la geografía económica mundial se está desplazando hacia el Pacífico y este siglo será eminentemente asiático es casi un hecho. Las tendencias que liderarán este proceso han sido ya exploradas, mientras que los análisis de su impacto económico y geoestratégico en Occidente son más recientes, aunque comenzaremos a oír ha…
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