About BSE Focus

BSE Focus is an initiative of the Barcelona School of Economics. It offers research-based analysis and commentary from economists and social scientists in the Barcelona School of Economics community.

The articles published in the Focus are written for a broad but informed audience from academia, governments, international organizations, and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance, policy, and the business world.

Focus Editor

Prof. Inés Macho-Stadler (MOVE, UAB and Barcelona School of Economics)

Assistants to the Editor

Web and Graphics Editor

Jodi Neufeld (BSE Communications)

Copyright and Usage

Unless otherwise indicated, all rights to articles are reserved by their respective authors and the Barcelona School of Economics. For permission to reprint or translate Focus articles, please send an email to focus@bse.eu

Comment Policy

Reader comments are welcome on BSE Focus articles. The editors reserve the right to remove comments that do not contribute to the discussion in a constructive way.


BSE Focus is one of the Barcelona School of Economics research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program (CEX2019-000915-S) through Spain’s State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación – AEI).

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The Barcelona School of Economics has been accredited as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence in all three editions of the program (2012-15, 2016-19, and 2020-23).