Centro de Investigaciones Económicas - CINVE

Research Areas
  • Macroeconomics, finance and global economic outlook

    this area focuses on applied research on macroeconomics, monetary, exchange rate and fiscal policies, economic growth and regional macroeconomic cooperation and integration. More recentely, the scope was broadened to include short-term economic analysis and macroeconomic predictions. Since 2010, the area constructs the main indicator for economic activity, ITAE-cinve, which is divulged through cinve’s website.

    Labour Economics, Income Distribution, Social Policies and Economics of Education

    This area investigates on issues directly related to individual wellbeing -such as unemployment, income or poverty, social policies’ design and its evaluation, and  the evaluation of public policies focused on education.

    Health Economics

    This area is integrated by a professional team of economists and doctors, and is recognized for its success in combining these two disciplines for over a decade, as well as the distinction that comes from the development of consulting, teaching and investigation activities carried out by a same working team.

    Economics of Innovation

    The purpose of this area is to understand the process concerning the development of new ideas, new products, processes, services, and organizational structures. Also, the aim is to understand the link between innovation and growth, productivity, employment and poverty reduction.

    Agricultural and Resource Economics

    This area focuses on studies  on coordination problems of agrifood chains, adoption of technology, contractual arrangements, the role of institutions in agricultural sectors and, more recently, on topics of economics of natural resources.

    Competitiveness, Trade and Regional Integration

    This area focuses on the analysis the determinants of competitiveness at the sector and industry levels, as well as productive chains in agriculture, traditional industries, knowledge-intensive and activities and new technologies. The scope of analysis also relates to evaluate efficiency improvements, policy impacts, the role that institutions and business climate plays on economic performance, and investment flows.

    Public economics and management

    This area focuses on the analysis and resolution of some of the problems that emerge from public management. The reinforcement of strategic planning and state action, the increase of efficiency in managing public resources, the reduction of response times, and the measuring of the impact of public sector interventions are elements that affect a nation’s economic processes of modernization and development