Nada es Gratis
Nada Es Gratis (“There Is No Free Lunch”) is a Spanish language economics site edited by Javier Andrés (Universidad de Valencia), Antonio Cabrales (Universidad Carlos III), Luis Garicano (London School of Economics), Gerard Llobet (CEMFI), and Tano Santos (Columbia Business School). In addition, a large group of Spanish-speaking economists collaborate with it on a regular basis.
The site was launched in June 2009 and since then it has quickly become an important place for economic debate in Spain with over 100,000 visits and frequent citations in the mass media. It is hosted by FEDEA (Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada), a private research centre created in 1985 that aims at producing applied economic analysis of the highest quality from an independent and non-partisan position to address the problems of Spanish society. Its goal is to promote analysis and commentary by distinguished economic researchers on the key problems facing modern society, with a special focus on Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries, but without forgetting that Spain is a small open economy linked with an integrated world.
Examples of topics recently treated include the financial situation of Savings and Loans institutions, the need for fiscal consolidation, monetary policy of the FED and the ECB, labor reform, reform of the educational system in Spain, health economics, and many others.
Nada Es Gratis welcomes all opinions based on objective facts and sound economic reasoning. Readers are free to comment on all posts, with the only limitations being those imposed by the rules of civil discourse. Moreover, Nada Es Gratisaims at narrowing the gap between economic researchers and the general public, a gap that unfortunately has traditionally been large in Spain because economists have participated very little in the public debate about economic policy.