GEN - Governance and Economics research Network


GEN focuses on four fields: Public economics and governance, circular economy, regional and sectoral economics and family businesses. Concerning the first vector, GEN adopts an interdisciplinary perspective which integrates expertise in political science and economic geography. Our analysis of both public expenditure and revenues pays special attention to federal intergovernmental relationships and decentralization processes. Among other current projects, GEN is a partner of the FRESHER consortium (H2020). Knowledge transfer activities in this area, including networks DERNET (Fiscal and Political Decentralization Research Network), RIFDE and Red Localis. Our Circular Economy vector follows the same kind of interdisciplinary view, devoted to increasing materials productivity and efficiency, and to develop new perspectives to decoupling economic growth and environmental impacts from energy consumption, water and raw materials. Our interest in regional and sectoral economics includes a mix of topics, but our efforts are focused on the analysis of the Galician economy and on sport economics, joining economists and specialists in sport sciences. Our knowledge transfer in this area is managed by the Galician Economic Forum. Finally, research and teaching activities of GEN on family businesses are performed under the umbrella provided by the Chair of Family Business of the University of Vigo. This chair is integrated into the Spanish Family Business Institute. GEN is a member of ECOBAS.


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The FUNCAS Foundation, with the collaboration of GEN, will hold a conference in Madrid on November 7, which will address the current situation

3rd International

DERNET-GEN, will be organized an international conference on "Decentralization after the Great recession: Fine-tuning or Paradigm Change?". It will be held in Santiago de Compostela on 26-27 October 2017. The conference is managed under the direction of Santiago Lago Peñas, Jorge Martínez-Vázquez e Ignacio Lago.

SABADELLGALLEGO signs an agreement with GEN

Santiago Lago, director of GEN PLUS and Pablo Junceda, manager of SabadellGallego signed an agreement for the sponsorship of events related to public administration. Thanks to this collaboration, SabadellGallego promoted the 1st Red Localis Congress celebrated on June 20 and 21 in Ourense (Spain).


Consellería de Facenda and RIFDE-GEN+ signed a new agreement to publish two GEN+ Report on "Fiscal Stability" and "Regional Policy". The aim of this collaboration was to celebrate two workshops in Santiago de Compostela on July 6 and 7, 2017. The authors, the work team and the participants discussed the first draft of the document. The documents are expected to be published by the end of September.