Yearly Archives: 2018


Master thesis awarded by VidaCaixa-UB

diciembre 10th, 2018|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Nov, 28 2018: The VidaCaixa-UB insurance award is an annual prize given to the best master thesis in the Master of Actuarial and Finance of the University of Barcelona. The winner thesis in the 11th edition was ‘Reflection Asymmetric Copulas with Tail Dependence’, authored by Miquel Sánchez Costa and supervised by Catalina Bolancé (Riskcenter, UB).


octubre 11th, 2018|Categories: UBZurich|

10/10/2018 Sep, 19-21 2018:  the students of the MA in Actuarial and Finance Science at the University Barcelona who won the fifth edition of “The Challenge Program”, visited the headquarters of Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland) as part of the ‘Zurich Experience Award 2018’. The ‘Challenge Program’ is the most relevant annual education event organized by

Data Analytics for Social Science (Postgraduate Diploma)

junio 18th, 2018|Categories: Highlights|

2018/19: Classes starting in January 2019, UB Riskcenter launches the first edition of the postgraduate diploma in Data Analytics for Social Sciences. This is a course that can be followed online via streaming or in presence at the UB. It wil lbe held on Thursadys from 17:00 to 20.00. It covers all the requierments to

PhD in Economics on bank and sovereign risk

junio 18th, 2018|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

June 15, 2018: Manish K. Singh defended his thesis. Jury members were Drs. Mariam Camarero (Universitat Jaume I), Ana María Fuertes (City, Universiy of London), and Montserrat Guillen (UB). Dr. Singh is an associate researcher at the Riskcenter UB, he was supervised by Drs. Marta Gómez-Puig and Simón Sosvilla. The thesis proposes a new indicator


junio 1st, 2018|Categories: UBZurich|

SEMINAR ON SOCIAL WELFARE, YOUTH AND AGING.   May 31, 2018. The Seminar on Social Welfare, Youth and Aging organized by the UbZurich Chair was celebrated on May 28 and 29 at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. The seminar showed the implications for young people of early saving

Actuarial Day 2018

marzo 20th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

ACTUARIAL DAY 2018   March 16, 2018. The Actuarial Day 2018 was celebrated on March 16 at the University of Barcelona. The Actuarial Day is the main event in the Challenge program of the UBZurich Chair. In this event participating teams of the Challenge program present their concluding results of the business case.  

PhD in Economics on uncertainty in economics and finance

marzo 7th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

February 23, 2018: Jorge M. Uribe defended his thesis. Jury members were Drs.Alfonso Novales, (president, Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Christian Brownlees (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and  Lieven Baele (University of Tilburg). Dr. Uribe is an associate researcher at the Riskcenter UB, he was supervised by Drs. Helena Chuliá and Montserrat Guillen. The thesis proposes new methods

UBZurich business case study 2018

febrero 19th, 2018|Categories: UBZurich|

Feb. 13 2018: On Tuesday, February 13th, the 5th edition of the UBZurich Challenge program was launched. As part of the Challenge program, students of the Master in Actuarial and Finance Science of the University of Barcelona are invited to participate in a business case study. The aim of the business case is to provide