30/09/2019 Sep, 18-20 2019: the four UB students who won the sixth edition of “The Challenge Program”, visited the headquarters of the Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland) as part of the ‘Zurich Experience Award 2019’. The ‘Challenge Program’ is an annual education activity organized by the UB Zurich Chair in which students of the Master in
June 2019: Lluis Bermúdez and Dimitris Karlis were awarded the XII Insurance Award “Ferran Armengol i Tubau”. Bermúdez and Karlis were awarded for their contribution to the development of pricing models that consider dependence between components. The President of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the President of the Catalan Economic Society and the CEO of
June 2019: Marta Gómez-Puig is the new member-elect of the Technical Advisory Committee of the IBEX-35, which is the main Spanish Stock Index indicator. Prof. Gómez-Puig was selected due to her vast experience in research of financial markets and her high quality publications. The Technical Advisory Committee is responsible for the Indexes and consists of
May 27: A symposium on "New applications of the behavioral economy to saving for retirement" will include a talk on the application of behavioural economics to pensions and a round table with experts. Organized by CÁTEDRA UBZURICH May 27, 2019 Faculty of Economics and Business Classroom 1102 Avda. Diagonal 690 Program
Montserrat Guillen received the ICREA Acadèmia award for the second time. This award is granted by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies in recognition of the research work by professorsf in Catalan public universities and, at the same time, the award contributes to retaining the research talent within the university system of Catalonia.
Riskcenter members were selected by the jury of the Fundacion BBVA 2019 to develop a research project on “Risk Analytics: turning extremes into core knowledge”. Risk analysis is about to suffer a huge revolution with the unprecedented access of organizations, governments, citizens and enterprises to amounts and varieties of data coming from a huge array
Recognition to Industrial PhD Alemar E. Padilla Barreto, Ph D candidate and her co-supervisors Catalina Bolancé and Montserrat Guillen received the award certificate for their contribution to develop an Industrial PhD in the insurance sector. The thesis is entitled “Quantification of the insured's overall risk to improve pricing”. The work is one of the