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December 2, 2019

Latin America: Lost in its Own Labyrinth

A wave of protests has shaken Latin America in recent months. The increase in social unrest has led to mass protests in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. There are also worries that this could spread to other parts of the region.

October 29, 2019

The Evolution of Financing For Autonomous Communities Under the Common System, 2002–2017

This paper establishes homogenized series of regional financing, based on homogeneous competencies and fiscal effort, between 2002 and 2017.

July 18, 2019

Regional economic and demographic aggregates: RegData updated up to 2018

This note briefly describes the latest update of RegData, a database that collects the main economic and demographic aggregates of the Spanish regions over the last six decades. For the most part, the series begin in 1950 or 1955 and run until 2018.

January 16, 2019

U.S. | Gone Baby Gone. Implications of a declining fertility rate

The purpose of this report is to present some of the most important drivers and implications of a declining fertility rate in the U.S. According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the general fertility rate -number of births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44- declined to 60.3 in 2017.
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November 19, 2018

The size of cities

Edward Glaeser, one of the best economists to study the growth of cities, has called them "humanity's best invention". However, many of us who live in large urban areas are also aware of the negative externalities generated within them. This suggests the possibility that there is an optimal city size, where benefits and det…

April 27, 2018

Colombia | The challenge of caring for the elderly

In recent days I have been thinking a lot about the need in our country to prepare ourselves for the care of the elderly.