Lines of Research

The lines of research of the members of the Department of Applied Economics are the following:
Regional, urban, and rural economics.Localisation of economic activity and growth; transport economics; regulation, demand and efficiency; regional policies; land market; tourism; analysis and evaluation of agrarian policies and rural development.
Environmental and natural resources economics.Natural resources economics; environmental impact of economic activity; environmental economic policy; economic evaluation of environmental impact of investments.
Public sector economics.Public finance; public policies; public choice; income distribution; state-owned enterprise economics; pensions and social security economics; housing policy economics; fiscal coordination and competition; evaluation of public projects; technology policy; public finance and unemployment.
Inequality and poverty economics.Determinants of poverty and of income distribution; distribution and redistribution of income; distributive effects of taxation; vertical and horizontal equity; microsimulation models;  measurement theory of poverty and inequality; income and wage dynamics; multidimensional analysis of quality of life and social exclusion.
Labour economics.Labour markets; employment and unemployment; regional and urban labour markets; human capital and education; policy evaluation.
International economics and development.Globalisation and economic integration; European studies; cooperation and economic development.
Applied macroeconomics and economic policy.Saving and consumption; household income distribution; coordination of economic policy; agrarian policy; regional innovation systems.
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