Are parents really picking their preferred schools or merely going the safe route? Caterina Calsamiglia and Maia Güell show that Barcelona’s school choice program leads parents to effectively pick a neighborhood-based schooling assignment for their children – and that some parents are not as naïve is they may seem.
Francesc Obiols-Homs and Virginia Sánchez-Marcos explore the role of education policy in shaping the abilities of workers, and the effect of changing policies to improve labor market outcomes in Spain.
Albert Banal-Estañol, Inés Macho-Stadler, and David Pérez-Castrillo study collaboration between academics and firms. They are the first to provide a one-to-one two-sided matching market model of academic researchers and firms developing research projects.