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. Current research topics include: politics of intergovernmental transfers and infrastructure spending, government accountability and corruption, local zoning regulations, and subnational fiscal discipline. Older topics are: 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.