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Solé-Ollé, Albert

Solé-Ollé, Albert

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Department of Public Economy, Political Economy and Spanish Economy
Universitat de Barcelona
Facultat d'Economia i Empresa - Av. Diagonal, 690 (08034 Barcelona)


Post held:

Director of the Fiscal Federalism Research Programme
Researcher (IEB)
University Professor (Universitat de Barcelona)




Garcia-López, M.A.; Solé-Ollé, A.; Viladecans-Marsal, E.: "Does zoning follow highways?" Regional Science and Urban Economics, 53, 148-155, 2015.
Solé-Ollé, A.; Viladecans-Marsal, E.: “Do political parties matter for land use policies?”, Journal of Urban Economics, 78, 42-56, 2013.
Curto, M.; Herranz A.; Solé-Ollé, A.: “Pork-barrel politics in semi-democracies: the Spanish ‘Parliamentary roads’, 1880-1914,” Journal of Economic History 72/03, 771-796, 2012.
Costas, E.; Solé-Ollé, A.; Sorribas, P.: “Corruption, voter information, and accountability,” European Journal of Political Economy 28/4, 469-484, 2012.
Jofre, J.; Solé-Ollé, A.: “Which communities should be afraid of mobility? The effects of agglomeration economies on the sensitivity of firm location to local taxes,” Regional Science and Urban Economics 42/ 1–2, 257-268, 2012.
Solé-Ollé, A.; Viladecans, E.: “Lobbying, political competition and local land supply: recent evidence from Spain,” Journal of Public Economics 96/1–2, 10-19, 2012.
Solé-Ollé, A.; Sorribas, P.: “The effects of partisan alignment on the allocation of intergovernmental transfers. Difference-in-differences estimates for Spain,” Journal of Public Economics 92 (10), 27-56, 2008.
Solé-Ollé, A.: “Expenditure spillovers and fiscal interactions: empirical evidence from local governments in Spain,” Journal of Urban Economics 59/1, 32-53, 2006.
Castells, A.; Solé-Ollé, A.: “The regional allocation of infrastructure investment: the role of equity, efficiency and political factors,” European Economic Review 49/5, 1165-1205, 2005.



Fiscal federalism
Equalization grants
Estimation of expenditure needs
Tax competition
Political economy of infrastructure allocation