Jul. 31 2015: Jaume Belles-Sampera, PhD in Business, defended his thesis on quantitative risk assessment, aggregation functions and capital allocation problems. External members of the jury were Prof. Jose Maria Sarabia (Univ. Cantabria), Prof. Jan Dhaene (Univ. Leuven, KUL) and Prof. Andreas Tsanakas (City University London). He proposed ways to identify attitudes in new risk measures.
Implementations in R of GlueVaR risk measues can be found here.
Jul. 17 2015: Arelly Ornelas, PhD in Statistics, defended her thesis on mortality and longevity for insured populations in Mexico. External members of the jury were Prof. Ana Debon (UPV) and Prof. Monica Becue (UPC). She proposed ways to address unisex lifetables.
Related implementations in R can be found here .
Jul. 16 2015: The Workshop on Economic Assessment on Bodily Injuries in Motor Claims was held as part of the Barcelona Insurance and Risk Management Summer School 2015, organized by Riskcenter at UB. More than 40 participants attended the sessions on law reforms in Spain.
Details on the programme and lectures can be found here [in Spanish].
Jun. 26 2015: Estefanía Alaminos, PhD candidate in Business, was awarded the young researcher prize in honor of prof. B. Pena.
The 29th international congress on Applied Economics was held at UCLM and focused on the sustainability and sufficiency of the Pension System.
Jun. 23 2015: Ramon Alemany and Montserrat Guillén presented the results of a study on risk management for self-employed at Caixaforum Madrid.
The study calls for more innovation in retirement instruments and support for pension planning.
For more information, visit this webpage.
For a video, watch here.
May. 26 2015: Between 26 and 29 May, the International Conference on Risk Analysis (ICRA 6/Risk 2015) was held in Barcelona at the University Pompeu Fabra. Participants include researchers in Risk Analysis from different areas such as health, engineering and finance.
For more information, visit this link.
Apr. 7 2015: Three activities are organized during the 2015 Barcelona Risk and Insurance Summer School at Riskcenter. July, 3 Evaluation of public policies for Sustainable Long-Term Care (held in Valencia), July 15 “Conic Finance Explained and Applied" by Wim Schoutens and July, 16 Workshop on Economic Assessment of Bodily Injuries in Motor Claims. For more information, visit this link.
Mar. 2 2015: Leo Guelman defended his PhD Thesis entitled “Optimal personalized treatment learning models with insurance applications” supervised by Montserrat Guillén. The thesis jury was composed by Ramon Alemany, Katrien Antonio and Arthur Charpentier. See more.
Feb. 18 2015: Mercedes Ayuso and Miguel Santolino have received the ‘I Prize to Talent in the insurance market’. The prize is awarded by INESE to the best study in the insurance industry in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. See more.
Jaume Belles-Sampera has
received the 2014 "Ferran Armengol
Tubau" award for his outstanding
to the development of new risk
under the perspective of insurance
2014: Funded Chair UBZurich
appointment: Jerònia Pons
"Zurich, 130 years in the
Insurance Industry [Zurich,
en el Seguro Español]". For
information, follow the link
to the Funded
titled "Evidence of banking
sector systemic risk behavior
countries" by Manish K Singh,
at UB Economics (supervised by
Gómez-Puig and Simón
been awarded a grant from the
Banco de Sabadell. Manish's
received one of the 5 grants
been awarded out of 200
from PhD students writing a
June. 6 2014: Miguel Santolino has participated in the XVII Applied Economics Meeting, held in Gran Canarias.
Miguel Santolino presented the working paper entitled "The dynamics of one-sided incomplete information in motor disputes", coauthored by M. Ayuso and Ll. Bermudez, in the XVII Applied Economics Meeting. See more.
Apr. 25 2014: Our working paper series is now available at RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)-IDEAS, a decentralized bibliographic database maintained by volunteers. See more.
2014: Prof. Persson is visting in
February and March. His research
"Why bankers are boring: Asset
substitution (risk shifting) and
incentives for banks". Seminar
12.30pm Room 4224. For more
information, follow this link.
2014: Mercedes Ayuso has been
appointed member of the forum of
experts for the BBVA Institute of
Pensions, which will be sponsored