Javier Romaní

Javier Romaní
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Spanish Economy

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September 1993 - present
University of Barcelona
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This paper reports research into the official (more than three people per bedroom, ppb) compared to the actual classification of household overcrowding using a developing country as a case of study. In this respect, the aim of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, using the official Ecuadorian household overcrowding threshold, we explore the association...
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This paper reports an investigation of the effects of international migration on left-behind household overcrowding levels in Ecuador, a traditional migrating country. To do so, we use the universe of the Ecuadorian population collected in the Census of Population and Dwelling 2010. Using an instrumental variable regression model, we find a negativ...
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The day tripper (or day visitor) is a visitor type that represents a high proportion of total visitor trips; however, unlike the tourist, few studies focus their attention specifically on them. Additionally, there is currently a marked deficit of methodological specificity in the definition of the concept and the quantification procedures used in i...
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Las diferencias entre mujeres y hombres en las distancias recorridas en los desplazamientos residencia-trabajo son un objeto recurrente en la literatura sobre movilidad, al constatar que las mujeres trabajan más cerca de casa. Sin embargo, el modo en el que estas diferencias operan es objeto de debate entre dos perspectivas: la teoría del enclaustr...
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Abstract. Exploring the Ties Between Commuting and Residence Change in Spain: An Analysis with Individual Data This article discusses the determinants of two of the most significant types of workers’ mobility: travel-to-work commuting and changes in the place of residence. It explores, in particular, the extent to which these phenomena influence ea...
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This article shows the methodology and the main figures of the local and regional economic impact generated by cruise activity. This article is pioneering in combining different issues: estimating the impact of the cruise port activity, presenting these impacts disaggregated at a sectoral level, using a rigorous methodology and carrying out extensi...
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This article presents a methodology for the operational definition, quantification and characterization of day trippers, for use at the local or regional levels. The methodology stresses the importance of such concepts as ‘daily urban systems’, ‘functional areas’, ‘travel-to-work areas’ and other similar aggregations to define what is one of the ma...
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This paper addresses the household overcrowding problem. To do so, a binary choice model with logit specification is constructed. The cross section data used in the empirical analysis comes from Ecuador which is a developing South American country. Although, household overcrowding has more incidence in developing countries, it also takes place in d...
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2015.1095996 This article considers the role that diverse spatial variables play in explaining overeducation. Unlike previous analyses of the Spanish case, we have directly tested the links between current mobility (commuting and migration) and overeducation, and in contrast to previous literature, we have include...
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The authors devise a multidimensional methodology that quantifies the impact of tourism on urban economies. Tourism is a 'crosssectional' activity that affects many sectors, both directly and indirectly. Therefore, it is important to consider the impact of urban tourism on sectors traditionally defined as 'tourism-related', but also its impact on o...
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The location of economic activity, in general, and of that of activities of business excellence (high-tech or knowledgeintensive businesses that have a low environmental impact), in particular, is not dependent on one single factor, but rather on a series of economic, geographical, social and political variables. Against this background, the aim of...
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In this paper, we devise a methodology that is able to objectively quantify the impact of tourism on the urban economy. This methodology takes various dimensions into account. First, to analyse the impact at sectoral level, it should bear in mind that tourism is a "cross-sectional" activity which affects many sectors, both directly and indirectly....
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The authors present an example of the impact of a cultural heritage site on its environment - in this case, the Alhambra and Generalife complex (AG) in Granada, Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. They then quantify the impact and analyse the effects by sector, including a brief explanation of the methodology. The results show that tou...
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The purpose of this paper is to develop the concept and definition of multidimensional urban areas, thereby providing insights into our understanding of the sub-regional structures of household spatial systems. Hence, we propose a framework for strategic planning that considers several areas of household needs. In order to achieve this goal, we dev...
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Este artículo aporta un conjunto de información, datos y estimaciones procedentes de la literatura básicamente académica, con el objetivo final de generar elementos de debate, que centren el tema de la banda ancha en el entorno económico, más allá del tecnológico, y que permitan reflexionar y explicitar los efectos económicos que está teniendo la i...
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This paper brings up an amount of information, data and estimations, most of them originated in academic literature, with the objective of generating a debate on the economic effects of broadband, rather than its technical issues. Our goal is to start a debate that brings out the economic effects of broadband implementation. To achieve this goal, w...
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ROMANI J., SURINACH J. and ARTIS M. (2003) Are commuting and residential mobility decisions simultaneous?: the case of Catalonia, Spain, Reg. Studies 37 , 813-826. In this paper we study commuting and moving decisions taken by workers in Catalonia (Spain) and the evolution of these decisions in the 1986-1996 period. Using a microdata sample from th...
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Suburbanisation was an important trend in Catalonia in the 1986-1996 period, too: The Barcelonès comarca and all Barcelona's Metropolitan Area lost population (a small loss between 1986 and 1991 and a larger one in the 1991-1996 period). Workers who leave Barcelona are attracted by lower land prices, lower congestion levels and higher amenities of...
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In this paper we study the commuting and moving decisions of workers in Catalonia (Spain) and its evolution in the 1986-1996 period. Using a microdata sample from the 1991 Spanish Population Census, we estimate a simultaneous, discrete choice model of commuting and moves, thus indirectly addressing the home and job location decisions. The econometr...
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Commuting exists because an important fraction of workers in developed countries do not live close to their workplaces, but at long distances from them, so that they must travel to their jobs and then back home daily. This paper studies commuting in Catalonia (a Spanish region) for the 1986-91 period. We introduce the main facts of commuting in Cat...
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Commuting consists in the fact that an important fraction of workers in developed countries do not reside close to their workplaces but at long distances from them, so they have to travel to their jobs and then back home daily. Catalonia (a Spanish region) is divided in 41 comarcas or small aggregations of municipalities (smaller than NUTS-3 level)...
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Commuting consists in the fact that an important fraction of workers in developed countries do not live close to their workplaces, but at long distances from them, so that they must travel to their jobs and then back home daily. This paper studies commuting in Catalonia (Spain) for the 1986-1991 period. First, we comment briefly the Theory of Resid...

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The project, whose principal researchers are José M. Casado-Díaz and Hipólito Simón, is currently funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, IEI) and ERDF (European Union), Grant Number: CSO2017‐86474‐R. It was previously supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Grant CSO2014-55780-C3-2-P, National Plan of R&D&I), 2015-2018. The project focuses on (a) the delineation and analysis of labour market areas based on information on aggregate commuting flows, including the proposal of new regionalisation algorithms and assessment tools and (b) the study of commuting patterns based on statistical microdata.