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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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July 21, 2017

3rd Catalan Congress of Economy and Business welcomes papers addressing equitable and efficient models

The call for papers has been announced for the ‘3rd Catalan Congress of Economy and Business: towards an equitable and efficient model’ organised by the Association of Economists of Catalonia. The congress will focus on the economy and business in Catalonia in the coming years, putting a special emphasis on the notions of efficiency and equity. Its main aim is to discuss the future challenges Catalan businesses will have to…

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July 19, 2017

Two Serra Húnter positions available at the Department of Economics

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The Government of Catalonia has published its second call for applications 2017 of the Serra Húnter Programme. The vacancies offered at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona in this call include a tenure-eligible lecturer in Economic development, innovation, technological challenge and growth and a tenure-eligible lecturer in Industrial organisation, both at the Department of Economics. Overall, there are 29 positions available at the University of…

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July 17, 2017

Latest MSc in Economics theses available through the UB Digital Repository

Following on the master thesis presentations in late June 2017, a selection of eight thesis by MSc in Economics students are now freely accessible online through the Universitat de Barcelona Digital Repository. These eight students provided high quality work and obtained exceptionally high grades in their master thesis defenses. The following theses are available for consultation online: Are mayors with business experience better politicians? Evidence from close races in Brazil,…

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July 10, 2017

The Barcelona Economics Analysis Team created within the UB School of Economics

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A new research institute, named Barcelona Economics Analysis Team (BEAT), has been established within the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics. This newly created platform aims to produce excellent research along three lines, namely Behaviour, Markets and Games; Macroeconomics, Development and Trade; and Environment, Sustainability and Well-Being. A new website has been launched on July 10th, 2017, to increase the visibility of the Institute and to showcase the research of…

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July 6, 2017

The AQR and IREA welcome papers for the 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

The Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR) and the Institute for Research on Applied Regional and Public Economics (IREA) at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics are welcoming papers for the 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics. The workshop, which will focus on causal inference in spatial economics, will be held in Barcelona on November 23th-24th, 2017. The 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics aims to…

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July 5, 2017

UB School of Economics ranked amongst world’s top 200 institutions

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has been ranked amongst the top 200 institutions in the world for Economics, according to the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017. Our institution has been placed in the 151-200 category globally, together with other major academic institutions, such as University of Illinois at Chicago, Free University Berlin and University College Dublin, among others. The Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic…

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July 4, 2017

MSc in Economics students will receive their diplomas at a graduation ceremony

MSc in Economics graduates will receive symbolic diplomas during a graduation ceremony on Wednesday July 12th, 2017. The ceremony will be held at 19.00h at the Aula Magna (696 Building) at the Faculty of Economics and Business. All teaching staff is also invited to attend the ceremony. This graduation ceremony is a celebration of UB School of Economics students’ achievements and marks the culmination of all their hard work. It…

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June 30, 2017

Master thesis presentations mark the end of the academic year for MSc in Economics students

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Students on MSc in Economics presented their master theses this week, marking the end of another successful academic year at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics. As the year moved into its final stretch, writing their thesis gave students the occasion to apply the skills, techniques and methodologies acquired over those last two years. Some of the students will now undertake advanced research on a PhD in Economics programme, while…

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