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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 224th out of 7,576 in the RePEc/IDEAS rankings of May 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…

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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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May 24, 2018

Four Teaching Assistant scholarships available for new MSc and PhD students in Economics

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has announced four Teaching Assistant (TA) Scholarships aimed at students joining the MSc in Economics or the PhD in Economics in the academic year 2018/19. Successful candidates will perform teaching support activities at the Faculty of Economics and Business, devoting a total of 32 hours a month. Candidates will be assessed according to their academic career and performance, as well as their motivation…

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May 7, 2018

Open call for papers for the IX Workshop on Economics of Education

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) at the UB School of Economics welcomes the submission of papers for presentation at the IX Workshop on Economics of Education, due to take place in Barcelona on September 13th-14th. The aim of this workshop is to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of economics of education and to access a diversity of applied studies in which different methodologies are used….

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May 7, 2018

UB School of Economics research shows that bilingualism at school increases the returns to schooling

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The 1983 reform that introduced bilingualism in Catalan schools increases the earnings return to each additional year of schooling, according to a recent study by Lorenzo Cappellari (Catholic University of Milan) and Antonio Di Paolo (University of Barcelona School of Economics). The authors exploits the implementation of the Language Normalization Act of 1983 –which established Catalan as a medium of instruction in primary and compulsory secondary schools alongside Spanish– in…

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April 25, 2018

XXXIII Jornadas de Economía Industrial invites the submission of papers

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics will host the XXXIII Jornadas de Economía Industrial on September 6-7, 2018. The call for papers is now available with a submission deadline of May 18th, 2018. A Young Economist Prize will be awarded to an exceptionally original and high-quality paper written by a young researcher. The Jornadas de Economía Industrial is an annual meeting of researchers in theoretical and empirical Industrial Economics…

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April 20, 2018

David Castells-Quintana and Maria Sánchez Vidal receive prize for outstanding PhD research in Economics

David Castells-Quintana and Maria Sánchez Vidal receive the UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize. / GX

PhD alumni of the UB School of Economics David Castells-Quintana and Maria Sánchez Vidal have each received an UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize for their outstanding PhD thesis in Economics at the award ceremony that took place in the main hall of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona on April 19th, 2018. David Castells-Quintana is the award winner for the 2014/15 academic year, while Maria Sánchez Vidal is the…

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March 21, 2018

Four PhD students at the UB School of Economics awarded SEBAP mobility grants

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Four PhD students at the UB School of Economics have each been awarded a researcher mobility grant by the Barcelona Economic Society of Friends of the Country (SEBAP). The four recipients of the €4.200 award are Niclas Frederic Poitiers, Marc Puigmulé Solà, Moisés Obaco and Pierre Magontier. The grant scheme provides funding to undertake an academic stay at a foreign institution. UB School of Economics grantees will be visiting students…

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March 19, 2018

UB School of Economics at the Futura Master’s and Post-graduate Exhibition 2018

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics took part in the Futura Master’s and Post-graduate Exhibition for the fourth consecutive year. The school showed its offering for the academic year 2018-2019, including the MSc in Economics, the PhD in Economics and the Summer School on Big Data for Economics. Many students approached the UB School of Economics team in the Faculty of Economics and Business stand. Visitors were provided with…

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