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July 30, 2018

UB School of Economics launches new student ambassadors programme

The UB School of Economics is happy to announce the launch of the student Ambassadors Programme, which falls within the framework of a wider project to expand the connection between alumni, students and prospective students. The programme marks an important milestone for the UB School of Economics. The ambassadors consist of alumni and current students who want to support prospective students in their new stage of life and share their…

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July 27, 2018

Summer School on Big Data for Economics gathers 32 participants from 14 countries

The 2018 Summer School on Big Data for Economics hosted by the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics gathered 32 participants from 14 different countries from 2nd to 6th July 2018. Researchers, university lecturers, professionals at private companies and graduate students could be found among the participants in 5th edition of the course. The Summer School brought together people from around the world, allowing cross-cultural connections to develop. Europeans (excluding…

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July 23, 2018

MSc in Economics graduates celebrate their academic achievements at the graduation ceremony

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MSc in Economics graduates at the UB School of Economics celebrated their academic achievements with friends and relatives during the Graduation Day at the Faculty of Economics and Business. The ceremony took place on July 11th, 2018 in the Aula Magna of the 696 Building. All graduates wore the academic dress –made up of a robe and hood– and received symbolic diplomas. The MSc in Economics class of 2018 graduated…

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July 12, 2018

Call for papers for the 3rd Meeting on Transport Economics and Infrastructure is now open

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The call for papers for the 3rd Meeting on Transport Economics and Infrastructure is now open. The meeting is organised by the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and will focus on issues related to pricing, investment and competition, but research papers in other areas of transport economics and infrastructure analysis are also welcome. The organisation will accept between 10 and 12 papers for presentation and discussion at the meeting. Papers…

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July 11, 2018

“Most of the research can’t be done by universities because we can’t access the data”

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Arthur Charpentier was invited to teach the Summer School course on Big Data for Economics at the UB School of Economics. The course took place in Barcelona from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th July 2018. We had the chance to interview him after one of his lectures, which gathered 34 students from 14 different nationalities. Charpentier is a Full Professor at the University of Rennes 1. He also runs the…

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June 27, 2018

AQR-IREA invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 2018 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

The University of Barcelona’s Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR-IREA) invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 2018 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics Territorial resilience: mitigation and adaptation, to be held in Barcelona on October 4th-5th, 2018. The event will focus on different aspects of territorial resilience, with the aim of bringing together cutting-edge research papers around two axis. The first axis concerns processes of mitigation (resistance-recovery),…

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June 25, 2018

UB School of Economics research shows that high trade costs have historically hindered inter-regional trade in South America

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UB School of Economics researchers Marc Badia-Miró and Anna Carreras-Marín and University of California, Davis researcher Christopher M. Meissner have found that high trade costs have historically hindered regional trade in South America and favoured exchanges with more distant partners, such as the US, the UK, France and Germany. The authors of the study estimate that Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Peru might have been able to double exports to…

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June 13, 2018

Faculty of Economics and Business ranked among the world’s top 3% economic institutions

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The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona holds a strong position among the top economic institutions in the world. It has been ranked 216th out of 7,576 in the RePEc/IDEAS rankings of June 2018. This means that the Faculty is among a leading group of universities in the top 3% of the table. Looking at institutes and research groups individually, the Research Institute of Applied Economics (IREA) is ranked among the top 8%, while the Regional Quantitative…

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June 8, 2018

UB School of Economics researchers receive best paper award for their research on semi-autonomous vehicle insurance at 31st International Congress of Actuaries

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The UB School of Economics researchers Montserrat Guillen and Ana M. Pérez-Marín have received the best paper award for their research on semi-autonomous vehicle insurance at the 31st International Congress of Actuaries (ICA), which took place in Berlin from 4 to 8 June 2018. The paper, entitled “The transition towards semi-autonomous vehicle insurance: contributions from usage-based data”, concludes that advanced driver assistance systems can reduce the number of fatal car…

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May 24, 2018

UB School of Economics to host the XXXIII Jornadas de Economía Industrial in September

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics will host the XXXIII Jornadas de Economía Industrial on September 6-7, 2018. The Jornadas is an annual meeting of researchers in theoretical and empirical Industrial Economics organized by the Committee on Industrial Economics of the Spanish Economic Association (AEE) in order to share ideas, network and learn. The conference attracts more than one hundred participants, including researchers, PhD students and experts in industrial economics….

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