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Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow 

Date: 11/07/2018 Author(s): Ferradans, Hugo; Tapia, Albert; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Banal Estanol, Albert; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph This report analyzes 29 smart solutions in energy matters that allow improving sustainability and the environment in urban environments. The different cases analyzed focus on more sustainable energy consumption in neighborhoods, more sustainable mobility and improved energy access based on renewable solutions. https://dx.doi.org/10.15581/018.ST-482 ... More information Read related article

The Term Structure of Interest Rates with Housing 

Date: 17/05/2018 Author(s): Vergara, Carles Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Working Paper This paper develops a general equilibrium model to study the link between the amount of capital invested in housing assets and the term structure of interest rates. In the model, the production of housing assets is irreversible and housing assets can be used as collateral for borrowing funds. Agents' decisions about consumption and investments in ... More information

Telecabinas Kuélap (Perú) 

Date: 13/03/2018 Author(s): Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Ricart, Joan Enric; Fageda, Xavier Editor(s): Cátedra Abertis de Regulación, Competencia y Políticas Públicas; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph El sistema de telecabinas de Kuélap, el primero implantado en Perú, fue diseñado para mejorar el acceso a la fortaleza ubicada en este complejo turístico de alto valor histórico. El proyecto está estructurado como una asociación público-privada (APP) cofinanciada. https://dx.doi.org/10.15581/018.ST-469. More information

VLT Carioca - Tranvía de Río (Brasil) 

Date: 13/03/2018 Author(s): Salvador, Jordi; Ricart, Joan Enric; Fageda, Xavier; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Abertis de Regulación, Competencia y Políticas Públicas; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph El caso analiza la construcción de un tranvía ligero en la ciudad de Rio de Janeiro (VLT Carioca) con un contrato APP. El proyecto se lleva a cabo en el marco de un proyecto urbanístico que paga su coste con las ventas de derechos de construcción. https://dx.doi.org/10.15581/018.ST-467. More information

El Realito Aqueduct (Mexico) 

Date: 12/03/2018 Author(s): Salvador, Jordi; Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Francesc; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Abertis de Regulación, Competencia y Políticas Públicas; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The El Realito aqueduct was designed for purifying water and channeling it from its namesake dam to the metropolitan area of San Luis Potosí (ZMSLP), Mexico. The project is structured as a public-private partnership (PPP). https://dx.doi.org/10.15581/018.ST-468. More information

Asociación Público-Privada en América Latina 

Date: 01/2018 Author(s): Berrone, Pascual; Fageda, Xavier; Llumà, Carmina; Ricart, Joan Enric; Rodríguez, Miquel; Salvador, Jordi; Trillas, Francesc Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Book Con el propósito de mejorar las capacidades técnicas de los gobiernos regionales y locales, que generalmente cuentan con menos recursos que los gobiernos nacionales, CAF -banco de desarrollo de América Latina- elaboró esta guía técnica con el objetivo de proponer algunos conceptos básicos para una mejor comprensión sobre qué es y qué no es una APP, ... More information

Labor Market Concentration 

Date: 19/12/2017 Author(s): Azar, José; Marinescu, Ioana; Steinbaum, Marshall Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Working Paper A product market is concentrated when a few firms dominate the market. Similarly, a labor market is concentrated when a few firms dominate hiring in the market. Using data from the leading employment website CareerBuilder.com, we calculate labor market concentration for over 8,000 geographic-occupational labor markets in the US. Based on the DOJ-FTC ... More information Read related article

Spanish Reform Monitor 

Date: 11/12/2017 Author(s): Vives, Xavier; Xifré, Ramon Collaborator(s): Cabrales, Antonio; Pastor, Alfredo; Ganuza, Juan-José; de la Rica, Sara; Carbó, Santiago; Torres, Raymond; Cuenca, Alain; Domènech, Rafael; Jiménez, Sergi; Mas, Núria; Salvador, Jordi; Sponsor(s): Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS; Other collaboration: Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Monner, Carlota; Everis; ESCI-UPF International Busisness; Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The sixth Spanish Reform Monitor, covering the period up to 2017-Q3, encounters a mix of signals about the state of the economy and the reformist agenda in Spain. Overall, the prevailing tone in our panel of experts accords with that of the previous release. Growth and recovery appear to be well stablished with solid medium-term perspectives but policy ... More information Read related article

Barcelona Tram Service (Spain) 

Date: 05/10/2017 Author(s): Navarro, Josep; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Trillas, Francesc; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph This project consisted in Designing, Building, Financing, Operating and Transferring two tramway networks in the Metropolitan Area (MA) of Barcelona. Divided into two networks, with 41 trains, 29.1 km of railway, 56 stations and close to 27 million of users per year, this method of transport vertebrates the territory in the periphery of the city of ... More information

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
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