Albert Solé Ollé

I am Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona. I am also a researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), where I run the research program in Fiscal Federalism.

My research interests lie at the intersection between public economics, political economy, and urban economics.

gcp000027Most of my work focuses on the political economy of multilayer government. I am currently working on research projects on: the political economy of land use regulations, the effects of political parties on intergovern-mental cooperation, the economic and political effects of real estate taxes, and the politics of the local oposition to climate policies. Older topics include: the politics of intergovernmental transfers and infrastructure spending, government accountability and corruption, the evaluation of decentralization reforms, tax competition, design of equalization transfers, and subnational public finance in general.

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Note: Header pictures are fragments of ‘The Allegory of Good and Bad Government (1338-40),’ by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Siena.