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October 17, 2017

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions proposal-writing workshop at the Faculty of Economics and Business

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona will host a proposal-writing workshop on November 11th 2017 aimed at managers and researchers that are currently working on a proposal for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks call 2018. The main aim of this workshop is to provide information and the tools needed in order to fine-tune their proposals and meet the goals and requirements of this EU-funded…

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October 13, 2017

Chair of Energy Sustainability to conduct research on energy efficiency in collaboration with Catalan Energy Institute

The Energy Sustainability Chair at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and the Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN) have signed a collaboration agreement to conduct the research project “The challenge of climate change: Policies for the energy transition”, funded under the RecerCaixa programme of “La Caixa” Foundation. The project will study the barriers that companies need to overcome in order to take action to improve energy efficiency. For the duration of…

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October 13, 2017

Newly created research institute BEAT to hold launch event on October 25th

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The newly created research institute Barcelona Economic Analysis Team (BEAT) established within the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics will hold its launch event on October 25th at the Aula Magna of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona. The event aims to present BEAT and its members to the Catalan academic community, to representatives from the media and public administrations and to society in general. The launch event…

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October 5, 2017

PhD student Mariona Mas awarded funding for doctoral research on behavioural responses to wealth taxation

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) Mariona Mas has been awarded a PhD scholarship by Banc Sabadell Foundation. This funding will allow her to continue her research project “Identifying and Estimating Behavioural Responses to Wealth Taxation”. The project was motivated by the increasing debate on the appropriateness of wealth taxation and the lack of convincing empirical evidence on its effect on taxpayer’s behavior….

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October 4, 2017

UB School of Economics to host workshop on historical political economy and gender politics

The Historical Political Economy and Gender Politics Workshop will offer two days packed with presentations from top researchers at the University of Barcelona on October 9th-10th 2017. The official programme includes 11 presentations from speakers coming from University of Oxford, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, London School of Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Barcelona and IAST-Toulouse. The event, organised by the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group…

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September 22, 2017

Meet the MSc in Economics fresher class of 2017/18

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has welcomed 28 new MSc in Economics students to the academic year 2017/18. Freshers are 24 years old on average and come from all over the world. This year we will find a large proportion of European students, making up 47% of all newcomers (10.71% from Spain and 35.71% from the rest of Europe). Students from the Americas account for 21%, followed by Asia and…

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September 22, 2017

Faculty of Economics and Business announces five new Job Market hires

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The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona is pleased to welcome five new Job Market hires in 2017/18: Julia de Frutos, Jordi Teixidó, Guillaume Chapelle, David Rivero Leiva and Martí Sagarra. Julia de Frutos has joined the Department of Economic, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics as a guest professor. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ghent University. Her research interests…

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September 13, 2017

UB School of Economics researcher Amedeo Piolatto awarded a Ramon y Cajal postdoctoral senior grant

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Research Fellow at the UB School of Economics’ Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Amedeo Piolatto has been awarded a Ramon y Cajal postdoctoral senior grant, aimed at promoting the recruitment of national and foreign researchers into academic posts at research centres. “I’m deeply honoured to have received such a prestigious grant. It will allow me to focus on my research…

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July 25, 2017

University of Barcelona announces 77 Erasmus+ grants for teaching staff

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The University of Barcelona has announced up to 77 Erasmus+ grants for teaching staff for the academic year 2017-2018. The main aim of this funding is to support teaching periods at higher education institutions abroad that have signed a mobility agreement with the Faculty to which the applicant belongs. In the case of the Faculty of Economics and Business, there are 63 agreements in place with universities from 17 different…

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July 21, 2017

MSc in Economics adds dimension of internationalisation to its accreditation of excellence

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The MSc in Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has been awarded the Additional Dimension of Internationalisation which adds on to the Accreditation with Excellence gained earlier this year. The programme achieved the maximum overall score of Quality-level Compliant by the external evaluation panel in the final assessment. It also obtained the maximum score in all the three specific internationalisation dimensions. The internationalisation distinction by the Catalan…

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