Public-Private Sector Research Center (PPSRC)

The role of government has undergone significant changes in the Western world in recent decades. The public sector turns with increasing frequency to the private sector to carry out its duties, and there are many governmental departments, both supranational and domestic, that share competencies and resources. With the advent of NGOs, the state is no longer the only non-profit entity.

In this context, the mission of the Public-Private Sector Research Center is to promote research into relations between the private sector and public administrations.

Created in 2001, it supports teaching activities at IESE and meetings among experts in the field. Research results are disseminated via academic conferences, research seminars, publications, forums and colloquiums. It promotes international initiatives such as PPP for Cities, dedicated to public-private collaboration in the smart cities arena and the informative initiative PPP-Public Private Partnerships.

Objectives:

  • Conduct research of the highest scientific quality at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
  • Consolidate a group of international research excellence with sufficient critical mass in the Center’s areas of activity.
  • Disseminate the scientific studies in the business media and administrations so as to affect public policy in Spain, Europe and Latin America.
  • Serve as a meeting forum for researchers, professionals, business leaders and public administrators.
  • Contribute to high-level business training in the public sector – private sector area.
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Research lines:

  • Regulation and competition, with special emphasis on the study of regulated sectors such as telecommunications, media, energy, financial markets and health.
  • Innovation, including new technologies and patents.
  • Regional economics and industrial policy, emphasizing the location of the economic activity and company headquarters.
  • The welfare state, analyzing on an ad-hoc basis aspects related to the welfare state with a special focus on health economics.

Events

2019 – 2020

March 10, 2020 / Brussels, Belgium
III Conference on Competition and Regulation in the Telecommunications Market

December 18, 2019 / Barcelona, Spain
Press release: Barcelona Global Challenge. El reto de sumar para multiplicar: la
colaboración público-privada como eje de transformación de Barcelona
“El ‘Modelo Barcelona’ de colaboración público-privada: del éxito a la crisis”

November 19, 2019 / Barcelona, Spain
II International Conference in Smart Logistics.
Urban toll & logistics last mile. Smart City World Congress
Presentation of the document: Modelización del sector logístico en Cataluña. Mapa
de movilidad logística en Cataluña (Spanish version)

October 28, 2019 / Barcelona, Spain
Press release: Barcelona Global Challenge. El reto de sumar para multiplicar: la
colaboración público-privada como eje de transformación de Barcelona
“El porqué y el cómo de la colaboración público-privada en Barcelona”

2018 – 2019

November 13, 2018 / Barcelona, Spain
International Conference in Smart Logistics

October 24, 2018 / Madrid, Spain
II Conferencia sobre Regulación y Competencia en el Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones

Policy Research Fellows

Research Assistants

Research Affiliates

Executive Team

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

VIVES, X., MANZANO, C. (2020). Market power and welfare in asymmetric divisible good auctions. Theoretical Economics. (Forthcoming)
VIVES, X., AZAR, J. (2020). General equilibrium oligopoly and ownership structure. Econometrica. (Forthcoming)
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2014). Does One Bayesian Make a Difference? Journal of Economic Theory, 154, 423 - 452. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2014.09.005.
MCCANN, B. T., VROOM, G. (2014). Competitive Behavior and Nonfinancial Objectives. Entry, Exit, and Pricing Decisions in Closely Held Firms. Organization Science, 25 (4), 969 - 990. doi:10.1287/orsc.2013.0859.
BEDNAREK, Z., MOSZORO, M. (2014). The Arrow-Lind Theorem Revisited. Ownership Concentration and Valuation. Applied Financial Economics, 24 (5), 357 - 375. doi:10.1080/09603107.2013.877569.
MOSZORO, M. (2014). Efficient Public-Private Capital Structures. Annals of Public & Cooperative Economics, 85 (1), 103 - 126. doi:10.1111/apce.12028.
BORRELL, J. R., JIMÉNEZ, J. L., GARCÍA, C. (2014). Evaluating Antitrust Leniency Programs. Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 10 (1), 107 - 136. doi:10.1093/joclec/nht017.
KOVALENKOV, A., VIVES, X. (2014). Competitive Rational Expectations Equilibria without Apology. Journal of Economic Theory, 149, 211 - 235. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2013.05.002.
MOSZORO, M. (2014). Microeconomic Foundations of Bailouts. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 6 (1), 109 - 112. doi:10.1080/19390459.2013.861159.
ALLEN, F., VAYANOS, D., VIVES, X. (2014). Introduction to Financial Economics. Journal of Economic Theory, 149, 1 - 14. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2013.10.007.

Working Papers

XIFRÉ, R. (2020). Internal Devaluation as a Commitment Device in the Euro Area crisis (WP-1234-E).
XIFRÉ, R. (2020). Eloquent Silence: Civil Service Career Development in the EU Financial Assistance Programmes Conditionality (WP-1233-E).
XIFRÉ, R. (2020). Overlooked in the debate? Non-price competitiveness in the five largest Euro Area countries (WP-1235-E).
VERGARA, C. (2018). The Term Structure of Interest Rates with Housing (WP-1203-E).
AZAR, J., MARINESCU, I., STEINBAUM, M. (2017). Labor Market Concentration (WP-1198-E).

Articles in other publications

VIVES, X. (2012). El paradigma de la competencia en el sector bancario después de la crisis. Papeles de Economía Española (130), pp. 12 - 20.
VIVES, X. (2010). La crisis financiera y la regulación. Mediterráneo económico (18), pp. 77 - 92.
FEDERICO, G., VIVES, X. (2010). Políticas Energéticas en la UE. Seguridad de Suministro, Medio Ambiente y Competencia. ICE: Cuadernos Económicos (79), pp. 113 - 137.
LÓPEZ, Á. L., VIVES, X. (2008). Inversión en banda ancha. competencia en infraestructuras y competencia en servicios. Economistas (116), pp. 258 - 265.

Books

BERRONE, P., FAGEDA, X., LLUMÀ, C., RICART, J. E., RODRÍGUEZ, M., SALVADOR, J., ... PPP FOR CITIES - SPECIALIST CENTRE ON PPP IN SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES (2018). Parceria Público-Privada na América Latina. Guia para Governos Regionais e Locais. Caracas: CAF.
BERRONE, P., FAGEDA, X., LLUMÀ, C., RICART, J. E., RODRÍGUEZ, M., SALVADOR, J., ... PPP FOR CITIES - SPECIALIST CENTRE ON PPP IN SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES (2018). Public-Private Partnership in Latin America. A Guide for Regional and Local Governments. Caracas: CAF.
BERRONE, P., FAGEDA, X., LLUMÀ, C., RICART, J. E., RODRÍGUEZ, M., SALVADOR, J., ... PPP FOR CITIES - SPECIALIST CENTRE ON PPP IN SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES (2018). Asociación Público-Privada en América Latina. guía para gobiernos regionales y locales. Caracas: CAF.
VIVES, X. (2016). Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy. Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Book Chapters

MOSZORO, M., SPILLER, P. T. (2014). Third-Party Opportunism and the Theory of Public Contracts. Operationalization and Applications. In Eric Brousseau and Jean-Michel Glachant (Ed.), Manufacturing Markets: Legal, Political and Economic Dynamics (pp. 229 - 252). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
VIVES, X. (2011). La industria financiera y la crisis. el papel de la innovación. En Francisco González, ... [et al.] (Eds.), Innovación: perspectivas para el siglo XXI (pp. 323 - 331). Bilbao: Fundación BBVA.
VIVES, X. (2010). The Financial Industry and the Crisis. The Role of Innovation. In BBVA Group (Ed.), Innovation: Perspectives for the 21st Century (pp. 321 - 329). Bilbao: Fundación BBVA.

Studies

SALVADOR, J., TRILLAS, F., RICART, J. E., RODRIGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2020). Sants Food Market (Barcelona).
VIVES, X., HERNÁNDEZ, M., GUARDANS I CAMBÓ, P., CAMPISTOL, J. M., CONESA, P., GRANDES, A., MAS-COLELL, A. (2019). El reto de sumar para multiplicar: la colaboración público-privada como eje de transformación de Barcelona.
SALVADOR, J., RICART, J. E., TRILLAS, F., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2019). Planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales y emisor submarino La Chira (Perú). IESE.
TAPIA, A., RICART, J. E., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M., MARTÍNEZ, S., BERNARDO, V. (2019). The Economic Impact of Bike Sharing in European Cities. IESE.
MARTÍNEZ, S., TRILLAS, F., RODRÍGUEZ, M., RICART, J. E. (2019). App para gestionar centros deportivos municipales. Caso de estudio PPP for Cities. IESE.

Cases

MOSZORO, M. (2013). A Wind Farm Project Finance Deal. IESE, F-886-E.
MOSZORO, M. (2013). Project finance: financiación de un parque eólico. IESE, F-886.