The total number of applications for patents is an indicator of the innovation effort and of the competitive advantage of companies. Patents in social challenges indicate applications in technologies related with the environment and health.
Some 17.5% of rural territory is exposed simultaneously to high rates of depopulation and of aridity. This study analyses how some factors for mitigating depopulation can have undesired effects, of both a social and an environmental nature.
Series of seminars: The social impact of the climate emergency. What can we do?
Together with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, we are organising this series of seminars to reflect on the effects of climate change on health, the territory and also the economy.
Inheritance Tax and Income Tax: how much should people pay?
An experimental analysis of the preferred tax rates for different types of taxes, across a variety of taxpayer income and inheritance assumptions, and taking into account people’s perception of their own position in income distribution.
Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain
The European Union set a target for the business sector to invest 2% of GDP in R&D. How is the convergence of Spain and Portugal towards this goal progressing?
Discussion "Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal"
What are the most decisive factors in a country’s research and innovation systems? You can see the video of the discussion we organised to debate this issue here.