September 24, 2021

UB School of Economics is recruiting three tenure-elegible lecturers

The UB School of Economics is recruiting three tenure-eligible lecturers, two in the Department of  Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics and one in the Mathematics for Economics, Finance and Actuarial Sciences at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona. The first position is in the field of Applied Economics, the second one in the area of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business and the third position is in the field of…

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September 20, 2021

The UB School of Economics joins the European Researchers’ Night 2021

On September 23, it will take place the activity ‘Cafés científics de la UB’. It is a series of meetings at the Ferran Soldevila garden in the UB Historical Building in which experts from various fields at the University of Barcelona will be share their knowledge with the public, thus offering a multidisciplinary view of different issues as cities of the future, food labelling and waste, and microplastics. Through these…

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September 20, 2021

Call for papers for the 4th Meeting on Transport Economics and Infrastructure

The Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB) and Grup de Recerca en Governs i Mercats (GiM), research groups at the UB School of Economics, are now accepting papers for the 4th Meeting on Transport Economics and Infrastructure. The aim of this meeting is to discuss recent research in the area of transport and infrastructure economics. The meeting will focus on issues related to pricing, investment and competition, but research papers in…

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July 29, 2021

Summer Crash Course on Ecological & Feminist Macroeconomics

Great success for the online Crash Course on Ecological & Feminist Macroeconomics organized by the UB School of Economics, under the coordination of Dr Federico Demaria. The course, held online from July 12 to 16, saw the participation of almost 400 participants from all over the world. The research-oriented course was thought for students and researchers with a background in economics. However, any participant interested to learn about ecological and…

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July 22, 2021

The issue with the Spanish pensions: a contributive and redistributive system

  Dr Ció Patxot, professor of Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics, considers that the Spanish pension system “has an internal contradiction: despite having certain redistributive elements such as contribution and pension ceilings, it is contributory (pensioners receive based on what they have paid during their working life). And as long as pensions are financed on a pay-as-you-go basis, with the contributions of the current workers, the available funds should not…

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July 9, 2021

The impact of the Spanish flu on the returns to labour and capital in Spain

A recent study co-authored by the UB School of Economics and the Barcelona Economic Analysis Team (BEAT) researcher Sergi Basco concluded that the effect of the Spanish flu on daily real wages was large, negative, and broadly short-lived. The article The redistributive effects of pandemics: Evidence on the Spanish flu, published in World Development, reflected that the negative effects on real wages were exacerbated in more urbanized regions and stronger in occupations producing non-essential goods like…

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June 18, 2021

Call for the 2nd SAE PhD School in Economics

The  Spanish Economic Association and its Education Committee announced that the lectures of the 2nd PhD School in Economics will be given by Stephen Hansen (Imperial College Business School) and  David Rossell…

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June 14, 2021

Researcher Ana Moragues Faus, responsible of the sustainable food manual of Barcelona City Council

Dr. Ana Moragues Faus, researcher at the UB School of Economics, has developed sustainable food manual for the Barcelona City Council. As an expert in sustainable food systems and urban food policies at the Universitat de Barcelona, she provides an accessible definition to sustainable food and identifies 9 areas of action to drive transformative change.  Sustainable food involves feeding everyone in a way that benefits people, places and the planet. In order to achieve this, food must be produced, transformed, sold, bought…

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June 10, 2021

The University of Barcelona climbs 15 places in the QS World University Rankings

The University of Barcelona has again improved its position in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. Our institution has been ranked the 168th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022 after climbing 15 places among more than 1,600 higher education institutions. Last year, it reached the 183rd position. With this result, the UB is listed among the top 13% universities worldwide, tanking  55th in Europe, and #1 in Spain where it is followed by the Autonomous University of Madrid (207), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (209),…

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