Mutualidad de la abogacia funded Chair

septiembre 17th, 2020|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

The rector of the University of Barcelona, Joan Elias, and the president of Mutualidad Abogacía Foundation, Enrique Sanz Fernández-Lomana, signed a collaboration agreement from which results the Chair UB – Escuela del Pensamiento Mutualidad Abogacia Foundation on the Economics of Ageing. The new chair, to be led by the dean of the Faculty of Economics


abril 1st, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

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

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

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

Catalina Bolancé supervisor award 10 th VidaCaixa-UB

diciembre 11th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Nov, 22 2017: The VidaCaixa-UB insurance award is an annual prize given to the best master thesis in the Master of Actuarial and Financial Sciences of the University of Barcelona. The winner thesis in the 10th edition was ‘Big Data of social networks: Personality traits as an explanatory variable in GLM models for insurance claim

Helena Chuliá receives a research grant from the Ramón Areces Foundation

noviembre 2nd, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Helena Chuliá, member of the research group Riskcenter, has been awarded with a research grant from the Ramón Areces Foundation. The research project, entitled "Good and bad uncertainty propagation across the global economy" has been selected, jointly with 11 additional projects, from more than 80 proposals. The project will last for two years and will

New Perspectives in Transportation – Big data Telematics towards Usage based Insurance

abril 19th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Big data Telematics towards Usage based Insurance   This workshop (May 4 2017) is a meeting to discuss innovation in telematics from the perspective of insurers and manufacturers, as well as the design of public policies aimed to reduce accidents on the road.   For more information, see the preliminary programme.   Link to the

Prof. Tim Boonen, University of Amsterdam visits Riskcenter

febrero 20th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Tim gave a seminar on  "Modeling and forecasting mortality with economic growth: a multi-population approach". He reviewed the existing literature on mortality modeling of multiple populations, which focuses mainly on extrapolating the past mortality trends and summarizes these trends by one or more common latent factors. In his paper, they propose a multi-population stochastic mortality

M. Santolino presented his book on the actuarial profession, a comparative analysis on how to get qualified as an actuary

enero 26th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Session outline The event was opened by Mercedes Sanz, chair of Insurance and Pensions in Fundacion Mapfre. After, Gregorio Gil de Rozas, president of the Institute of Spanish Actuaries-IAE, spoke about the legal protection of the actuarial profession in Spain. Then, Eduardo Sánchez, general assistant director of actuarial function in Mapfre, spoke about the opportunities