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December 24, 2021

EWMES and SAEe 2021 at the University of Barcelona

The UB School of Economics has hosted last week two important events: The 2021 2021 European Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society (EWMES) and the Symposium of the Spanish Economic Association (SAEe). The first one, took place in online format from December 13th to 15th. There were 823 registrations and 327 accepted papers. The event counted with 109 contributed sessions and three keynote addresses from top class economists: – Sule Alan,…

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December 10, 2021

Sergi Basco awarded with the 12th Premi Societat Catalana d’Economia

Sergi Basco, researcher at the UB School of Economics, has been awarded with the 12th Premi Societat Catalana d’Economia for his book titled ‘Housing bubbles: origins and consequences’. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UB, Dr Basco will present his work on 22 December, 2021 at 19:00 CET in a conference with the same title of his book. The event will be held in person…

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November 24, 2021

Spain records one of the largest gaps in Europe between desired fertility and real fertility

The indicators on the desired fertility in Spain contrast clearly with those of real fertility, and this results in one of the largest gaps in Europe. This is one of the conclusions of the dossier on Welfare state, life cycle and demography of the “la Caixa” Foundation Social Observatory, coordinated by Ció Patxot, UB School of Economics researcher, which also includes an in-depth analysis of intergenerational equity as a guarantee…

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November 22, 2021

UB School of Economics to open applications for four Postdoctoral and one Assistant Professor positions

The UB School of Economics invites applications for four three-year Postdoctoral and one Assistant Professor positions beginning in September 2022. – Postdoctoral positions (different fields of interest) – Assistant Professor position (Macroeconomics) Applications should be submitted via the EconJobMarket website before December 8th, 2021. Successful applicants will be expected to teach in English in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, to develop independent research programs achieving international recognition, and to be…

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November 18, 2021

13 researchers join the UB School of Economics in 2021

The UB School of Economics has recruited 13 new researchers in 2021 – five postdoctoral researchers, six assistant professors and two associate professors. The new researchers hold PhD degrees from world-class institutions including CEMFI, Sao Paulo School of Economics, European University Institute, London School of Economics, and have previous experience in leading organisations such as the University of Oxford, Bocconi University, ETH Zurich and OECD. Ata Atay: Ata joined the Department of Mathematical Economics,…

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November 10, 2021

The UB School of Economics welcomes a new cohort of graduate students

The UB School of Economics welcomed new students to the Master’s and the PhD in Economics programmes in the academic year 2021-2022. The large majority of our students has an international profile, represented by ten different nationalities for the PhD programme and eight for the Master’s students. In both programmes, 77% of them are from outside Spain.  The diverse group of people that make up the master’s degree will now pursue a cutting-edge programme designed to train and educate young…

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November 4, 2021

Job Market Candidates list for 2021/22 now available

The list of Job Market Candidates for the 2021/22 academic year has been published on the UB School of Economics website. In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top institutions and organisations. List of 2020/2021 Job Market Candidates placements: Magdalena Domínguez : Postdoctoral researcher, Uppsala University Rodrigo Martinez-Mazza: Postdoctoral researcher, Uppsala University Jeffrey M. Pagel: Research officer (Postdoc), London School of Economics Alessio Romarri: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Milan Nicola Rubino: Postdoctoral researcher,…

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November 2, 2021

UB, the institution with most influential researchers affiliated

The University of Barcelona is the Spanish university institution with most researchers within the 2 % of most influential scientists in the science disciplines, regarding to its production and impact, according to the database published by the editorial Elsevier. The database gathers the leading scientists in different disciplines and is made out of the information provided by the Scopus database. Specifically, in this 2 % of global leading scientists are…

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October 19, 2021

New edition of ‘The UB in figures’ with the highlights of the year 2020/2021

With the occasion of the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of The UB in figures has been published. The document summarizes the main strengths of the University and its academic activity, and the evolution of some variables over the last years. For the academic year 2021-2022, a total of 72 bachelor’s degrees courses, 15 dual study pathways, 170 master’s degrees courses and 46 doctoral programmes have been…

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October 18, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted diagnostics and healthcare services

The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the diagnosis and treatment of all other diseases during this time. According to the article “Missing Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Year in Review” published in the scientific journal “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health”, the pandemic had major impacts on population health, not only through COVID-positive cases, but also via the disruption of healthcare services. The study, co-authored by…

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