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January 13, 2023

Four projects led by UB School of Economics researchers have been awarded funding by the Horizon Europe programme for research and innovation

Four teams composed of members of the UB School of Economics lead four different ‘Horizon Europe’ projects, a key EU funding programme for research and innovation, Federico Demaria, whose research fields are Political Ecology and Ecological Economics, leads at the University of Barcelona the project titled “Towards a sustainable wellbeing economy: integrated policies and transformative indicators (ToBe)”, working together with our researchers Ana Moragues Faus, and Enric Tello. The aim of the project ToBe…

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November 24, 2022

7 researchers join the UB School of Economics in 2022

The UB School of Economics has recruited 7 new researchers in 2022. The new researchers hold PhD degrees from world-class institutions including the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV EPGE, Bocconi University, or the University of Oslo, and have previous experience in leading organizations such as the Berlin School of Economics, Zurich Insurance Company and the University of Navarra. Olga Chiappinelli: Olga joined the Department of Economics (section of Economic…

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November 21, 2022

UB School of Economics to open applications for five postdoctoral researchers

The UB School of Economics invites applications for five Postdoctoral Researchers beginning in 2023. – 2 Postdoctoral positions – different fields of interest (3 years). Deadline for applications: 6 December 2022. – 1 Postdoctoral researcher in Macroeconomics and Population Economics (3-4 years). Deadline for applications: 3 December 2022. – 1 Postdoctoral researcher in Behavioral Game Theory and Experimental Economics (3-4 years). Deadline for applications: 3 December 2022. – 1 Postdoctoral researcher in ERC project LEAD…

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November 15, 2022

Three projects led by UB School of Economics researchers receive funding to contribute to the green and digital transition

Three projects that aim to contribute to the green and digital transition, led by Montserrat Guillén, David Moriña, Jordi Teixidó, and Elisabet Viladecans, have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government. The project titled “Insurance data analytics: methods and implications for usage-based products”, led by Co-PIs Montserrat Guillén and David Moriña, focuses on the insurance sector which represents more than 5 of  % Gross…

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November 5, 2022

Job Market Candidates list for 2022/23 now available

The list of Job Market Candidates for the 2022/23 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, and 2021/2022 Job Market Candidates placements: Filippo Tassinari: Postdoctoral researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Georgios Tsiachtsiras: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bristol. Magdalena Domínguez : Postdoctoral researcher, Uppsala University. Rodrigo Martinez-Mazza: Postdoctoral researcher, Uppsala University. Jeffrey M. Pagel: Research officer…

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October 27, 2022

The UB School of Economics welcomes a new cohort of Master and PhD students

The new students of the Master and PhD in Economics programmes have started the 2022-2023 academic year at the UB School of Economics. The entirety of our PhD students come from outside of Spain, comprising a total of nine different nationalities. In regard to the MSc students, 26% are from Spain and the remaining 74% have 15 different nationalities. The diverse group of people that make up the master’s degree will now pursue a cutting-edge programme designed…

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October 27, 2022

Three researchers of the UB School of Economics are listed in the 2% of the world’s most influential scientists

Daniel Albalate, Germà Bel and Xavier Fageda are listed once again among the 2% of the world’s most influential scientists since they are the most cited researchers in their respective disciplines (Economics, and Logistics and Transport). The latest update of the database published by the editorial Elsevier, known as the Stanford ranking, measures the influence of the research staff with regard to their performance and impact, in the knowledge fields where their…

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October 24, 2022

The PhD in Economics at the UB has been accredited with Excellence

The PhD in Economics programme at the UB School of Economics has been accredited with Excellence after an exhaustive and rigorous external evaluation by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU). This achievement will contribute to the academic prestige of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universitat de Barcelona and will benefit our students in attaining their career goals. This distinction recognises the quality of the programme, PhD advisors, the learning support system,…

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October 18, 2022

New edition of ‘The UB in figures’ with the highlights of the year 2021-2022

Coinciding with the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of The UB in figures has arrived, with the most important data for the academic year 2021-2022. This year, the document presents a new design that shows in an understandable and attractive way the main strengths of the University and its academic activity, as well as the evolution of some variables over the last academic years. The document points out the…

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October 6, 2022

Patients with developmental disabilities more likely to experience preventable physical injuries while in hospital according to Laia Maynou research

Our researcher Dr Laia Maynou, and Dr Rocco Friebel, Director of the Global Surgery Policy Unit at LSE, are the authors of the paper “Assessing the dangers of a hospital stay for patients with developmental disability in England, 2017-2019”. Their research, published in the October 2022 issue of the journal Health Affairs, reveals that people with developmental disabilities are nearly three times more likely than other patients to experience preventable…

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