The Group covers several areas of Economics. One of those areas is Econometrics, with theoretical research including both microeconometric and macroeconometric topics and empirical work focusing on the area of Finance. In the area of Macroeconomics, the determinants of human capital accumulation and economic growth and the effects of macroeconomic policies are the main research topics. Related to International Economics, research focuses on the proposal of new indicators and assessment tools for the geographical structure of international flows and for measuring development (poverty, health, job quality). Sustainability and Change are also main research interests, more specifically environmental regulation, water management, energy economics and economic transition towards sustainability.