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Comprehensive Maintenance of the Barcelona Ring Roads 

Date: 28/07/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Fancesc; Ferradans, Hugo; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The document discusses the contract signed by Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona for the maintenance of Barcelona's ring roads as an example of a public-private partnership. It details the tender process and describes the project's characteristics and its impacts. It also explores additional forms of transferring risk to the private sector in similar ... More information  

Barcelona GIX. IT Network Integration 

Date: 11/07/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Francesc; Salvador, Jordi; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The case study explains the Barcelona GIX project, which involved the integration (active and passive), expansion, and development of the IT network to provide the city with new infrastructure (5G, the Internet of Things, and connected cars) associated with a smart city using a new business model. More information  

Beach Maintenance in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area 

Date: 22/06/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Fageda, Xavier; Salvador, Jordi; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The document explains how thanks to the integration of different beach maintenance contracts from different municipalities (through the AMB) there were generated economies of scale that reduces cost and improved service to residents. More information  

New Cairo Wastewater Treatment Plant (Egypt) 

Date: 16/11/2016 Author(s): Salvador, Jordi; Trillas, Francesc; Ricart, Joan Enric; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The New Cairo Wastewater Treatment Plant study explains the process of a wastewater plant development in Egypt from the initial problem identification to the operation. The document also assesses the impact of the infrastructure on the city and its residents. The project was Egypt's first successful Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project. A drinking ... More information  

Spanish Reform Monitor 

Date: 04/2016 Author(s): Vives, Xavier; Xifré, Ramon Collaborator(s): Cabrales, Antonio; Pastor, Alfredo; Argandoña, Antonio; Carbó, Santiago; Cuenca, Alain; Jiménez, Sergi; Mas, Núria; Salvador, Jordi; Sponsor(s): Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS; Other collaboration: Rodriguez Planas, Miquel; Monner, Carlota; Everis; ESCI-UPF International Busisness; Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The fifth release of the Spanish Reform Monitor, 2016-Q1, goes to press when there is still no government in Spain after the general election that took place in December. The economic uncertainty this generates is one of the most salient features in our experts' comments. So far, there are no signals that this is affecting real activity in Spain. However, ... More information   Read related article

Spanish Reform Monitor 

Date: 05/2015 Author(s): Vives, Xavier; Xifré, Ramon Collaborator(s): Cabrales, Antonio; Pastor, Alfredo; Argandoña, Antonio; Carbó, Santiago; Andrés, Javier; Jiménez, Sergi; Mas, Núria; Salvador, Jordi; Sponsor(s): Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS; Other collaboration: Torrens, Ll.; Monner, Carlota; Everis; ESCI-UPF International Busisness; Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The fourth release of the Spanish Economy Reform Monitor, 2015-Q2, marks the completion of our first cycle of assessments of the Spanish economic policy reforms by our panel of experts. The Reform Monitor is part of the SpanishReforms project, an academic, non-governmental website that aims at being a useful reference for those interested in independent, ... More information  

Foreign Direct Investment in Barcelona - A City Focused on Growth 

Date: 17/12/2014 Author(s): Sohl, Timo; Burguete, V.; Torrens, Ll.; Vroom, Govert Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph This document summarizes the seventh edition of the report about the importance of FDI in Barcelona. The report begins with a quantitative analysis based on the exploitation of the main relevant existing public and private databases about FDI (first part). It follows with a qualitative analysis based on focus group meetings and interviews with experts ... More information   Read related article

Spanish Reform Monitor 

Date: 11/2014 Author(s): Vives, Xavier; Xifré, Ramon Collaborator(s): Cabrales, Antonio; Dolado, Juan J.; Carbó, Santiago; Andrés, Javier; Jiménez, Sergi; Pastor, Alfredo; Argandoña, Antonio; Mas, Núria; Sponsor(s): Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS; Other collaboration: Torrens, Ll.; Burguete, V.; Monner, Carlota; Everis; ESCI-UPF International Busisness; Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph In the third release of the Spanish Economy Reform Monitor, we are getting a clearer picture of the past developments in economic policy reform, coupled with the current economic juncture, as well as the main challenges ahead for Spain. The Reform Monitor is part of the SpanishReforms project, an academic, non-governmental website that aims at being ... More information  

Spanish Reform Monitor 

Date: 05/2014 Author(s): Vives, Xavier; Xifré, Ramon Collaborator(s): Cabrales, Antonio; Garicano, Luis; Dolado, Juan J.; Carbó, Santiago; Andrés, Javier; Jiménez, Sergi; Pastor, Alfredo; Argandoña, Antonio; Mas, Núria; Burguete, V.; Sponsor(s): Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS; Other collaboration: Torrens, Ll.; Monner, Carlota; Everis; ESCI-UPF International Busisness; Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph In the second release of the Spanish Economy Reform Monitor, our panel of experts remain skeptical about the effectiveness of the Spanish Government's economic policy, but they are becoming somewhat more confident about the performance of the Spanish economy itself. This improvement is in consonance with the preliminary results of a SpanishReforms ... More information  

Spanish Reform Monitor 

Date: 02/2014 Author(s): Vives, Xavier; Xifré, Ramon Collaborator(s): Cabrales, Antonio; Pastor, Alfredo; Garicano, Luis; Dolado, Juan J.; Argandoña, Antonio; Carbó, Santiago; Campa, José Manuel; Andrés, Javier; Díaz Giménez, Javier; Jiménez, Sergi; Mas, Núria; Burguete, V.; Sponsor(s): Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS; Other collaboration: Torrens, Ll.; Monner, Carlota; Everis; ESCI-UPF International Busisness; Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph In the first release of the Spanish Economy Reform Monitor, our panel of 14 experts considers that the Spanish economy is performing, on average, rather poorly with an aggregate score of 4.0 out of 10. One possible interpretation for this judgment, on top of the short-run phase in the economic cycle, is that the current levels of economic activity ... More information  
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