Ongoing projects

  • How big is private sector in Former Soviet Union countries?

    The active private sector accounts to relatively small share of economy. However, it can be an effective tool to improve the welfare of nations and to create new jobs. This research seeks to examine the factors affecting private sector allocation and industry concentration. It compares seven Former Soviet Union countries, including four Central Asian countries (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) and Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

  • Database of labour market indicators for Mediterranean countries

    In collaboration with The Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean Societies (ISSM) – Italian National Council of Research (CNR), we are developing a set of indicator on Labour Market Institutions for countries of the Mediterranean. We based on OECD methodology to construct employment protection legislation and unemployment benefits replacement rates for the mediterranean countries. The analysis of these indicators will give important insides on how the labour market these countries is regulated.

Previous projects

  • EcoRaee (EU LIFE+ project)
    Demonstration of a re-use process of WEEE addressed to propose regulatory policies in accordance to EU law

    Together with our collaborators from the University of Vigo, we participated as external researchers in the EcoRaee project. Our contribution was to address a Cost-Benefit analysis to assess the convenience of re-use schemes versus recycling processes of PCs in Spain. For more information see the project web page.

  • IMAGEN project (Institute of Women, Spain)
    Macroeconomic Impact of Gender Discrimination

    Together with our collaborators from the University of Arizona, University of Salerno, University of Santiago, and the University of York we accomplish the IMAGEN project. The aim of the project was to analyse in detail the different interactive dimensions of gender inequality such us: wages, occupation, employment, mobility, education, time uses and health, in particular, seeking to identify the interrelations between them.. For more information see the project web page.