Doctorate Seminar: Javier Turienzo Riveiro (University of Vigo)

Mobility, understood as the ability to easily organize and execute the transport of people or materials, plays a central role in the day-to-day life of organizations. The evolution of mobility is highly interconnected with social trends and the development of technological innovation, and the impact of changes in the industry and the value chain needs to be addressed. The incorporation of solutions in the field of electrification, servitization, automation, or connectivity will prevail as major trends when their comparative performance with current media improves. In order to plan and develop the strategy that prepares companies and public administrations, it is necessary to rethink how they try to enter the market and define the role of the possible actors. Consequently, the seminar deals with the study of current and future changes in mobility as a result of innovation, changes in lifestyle, and technological impact.

ECOBAS Research Seminar: Tiago Tavares – ITAM (México)


Using new census-type data and a dynamic structural model, we study the effect of credit supply on investment by manufacturing firms during the Greek depression. Real factors (profitability, uncertainty, and taxes) account for only a fraction of the substantial drop in investment observed in the data. The reduction in credit supply has significant real effects, explaining 11–32% of the investment slump. We also find that exporting firms, which reduce investment and deleverage despite their improved profitability during the crisis, face a contraction in credit supply similar to that of non-exporters, suggesting that the credit-supply shock has a significant common component.

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Funcas. 'Oportunidades y desafíos de la economía española tras la pandemia'


  • Carlos Ocaña, General Director of Funcas


  • Nadia Calviño, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation


  • Xosé Carlos Arias, Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo
  • Antón Costas, President of the Economic and Social Council


  • Eduardo Bandrés, Funcas and University of Zaragoza


JRC B2 Seminar. 'Using Capital income to Proxy Family Background: An application to inequality of opportunity', Hugo del Valle-Inclán (JRC-Sevilla)

The measurement of opportunity inequality has attracted increasing attention in recent years, despite the fact that its empirical application suffers from stringent data limitations. In this paper we address one of these problems: the scarcity of data on family background. We propose to use a widely available variable as alternative proxy of socioeconomic origin, instead of the traditional and sparse proxies commonly employed. This alternative proxy is capital income. Using data of 31 European countries we first successfully test the accuracy of our approach, and then we apply it to obtain many new inequality of opportunity estimates. These results are useful for the measurement of inequality of opportunity, but also in other areas of research where we want to account for family background.

Doctoral Seminar: Rolando Miguel Melo Vaz (University of Vigo)

The purpose of the seminar is twofold. First, we review, in a unified and critical way, those factors and strategies that promote and explain the growth of firms put forward by the empirical literature. Second, we present two empirical research that studies the impact of a number of factors for firms' growth (age, size, financial funding and location) in two strategic sectors for the Portuguese economy: Portuguese Footwear Industry and Portuguese Textile and Clothing Industry.

The doctoral seminars are given by Junior Researchers who obtained their doctoral degree less than two years ago or by predoctoral researchers who are currently developing their thesis project.

IC2 Group Seminar: Klaus Gierhake ‘Public space and social innovation. The case of Quito (ECUADOR)‘

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Klaus Giernake holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Marburg. He has been head of mission of cooperation projects of the European Union, Germany and Belgium in Latin America for 35 years, linked to governance, public policies and environmental management. He is also a researcher at CRELA Centrum für Regionale Entwicklung in Lateinamerika (Germany).
"Public space and social innovation. The case of Quito (ECUADOR)".
The concept of public space implemented by the administration Municipio Distrito Metropolitano Quito (MDMQ), 2009-2014, as a source of social capital and territorial cohesion is analyzed, proving that this concept is understood in a broader way than it is used in the tradition of urbanism. This concept includes a series of perspectives that enrich its meaning: a traditional perspective, a dynamic perspective, an environmental perspective and a social perspective. Complementarily, its introduction in local administration has been endowed with its own budget programs, thus ensuring the sustainability of a communal policy for public space. As it is presented in the MDMQ vision, public space is an instrument of sectoral coordination, whose interpretation as a cross-cutting program constitutes a novelty in the discourse of existing scientific studies, since it presents concrete and visible experiences of its use to foster territorial cohesion. Moreover, it is an instrument for ex post evaluations of municipal network projects, for bringing the discussion on territorial cohesion to a tangible level for the population and local administration and for discussing a territorial perspective of social capital.

PhD Dissertation: Are International Rankings good predictors of Economic Growth?

Presential PhD Viva

DAY: Luns, September 20

TIME: 15:30 h
PLACE: Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais de Vigo

Documentación asociada:

Tese Manuel Carlos Nogueira .pdf

ECOSOT Group Seminar: Juan D. Moreno-Ternero - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville)

Seminar: Juan D. Moreno-Ternero - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville)
Organized by: ECOSOT Group in collaboration with ECOBAS
Date: Thursday, September 9th
Time: 12.00h
Place: Salón de Graos da Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais (Campus Lagoas - Marcosende, UVigo)
You can also follow the seminar live through UVigoTV at the following link:

Documentación asociada:

Juan D. Moreno-Ternero_Cartel-2.pdf