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January 26, 2017

10th Ernest Lluch Research Scholarship – Call for Applications

The Ernest Lluch Foundation has announced the 10th Edition of the Research Scholarship in memoriam of Ernest Lluch. The aim of this scholarship is to promote research in the fields of political and economic though, political and economic history and contemporary history and contribute to research on dialogue between Catalonia and Spain. The call is open to all university researchers, in particular to young PhD students. Deadline: March 20th, 2017….

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January 24, 2017

Scholarships for predoctoral contracts at the European University Institute – Call for Applications

The Spanish Ministry of Education has announced the “Salvador de Madariaga” scholarships for predoctoral contracts at the European University Institute in Florence. University graduates in fields such as Law, Economics, Business, Politics, Sociology or Humanities that want to pursue a PhD may apply for one of these scholarships. The aim of this grant is to facilitate the training of doctors in the fields listed above. Deadline: February 20th, 2017. More…

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January 24, 2017

Short Term Mobility Funding for FPU scholarship beneficiaries – Call for Applications

Beneficiaries of the Training Programme for Academic Staff (FPU) scholarships can apply for a complementary grant aimed at funding short stays in foreign centres (exceptionally in Spain) and temporary transfers to foreign centres. The main objective of these grants is to reinforce the internationalisation of scientific training and technical capacity by incorporating young researchers. FPU scholarships provide funding for predoctoral contracts at Spanish Universities. Deadline: February 7th, 2017. More information…

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January 24, 2017

3rd Comas i Solà Film Contest for Researchers in Training – Call for Proposals

Researchers in training who want to explain their research can enter the 3rd Comas i Solà Film Contest, which aims to bring people closer to the research carried out at the University of Barcelona. These films cannot be longer than three minutes and have to be understandable for a non-specialised audience. Genre is free of choice, from documentary and animation to experimental or any other proper category for this contest….

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January 23, 2017

7th Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting in Mannheim – Call for Papers

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany, invites the submission of papers for the 7th ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting taking place in Mannheim on May 15th-16th, 2017. Topics at the conference will comprise drivers of innovation, measuring innovation, mobility, migration and innovation, intellectual property rights, knowledge production, innovation and performance, financing innovation, R&D and innovation policy and technology transfer. The goal of the…

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January 23, 2017

Researchers at the UB volunteer to bring research closer to society

The University of Barcelona has launched the “Camins infinits” and the “Toc-toc” projects, in which researchers volunteer to bring their research closer to society. Researchers in training at the University of Barcelona may join the “Camins infinits” volunteer bank. All participants volunteer to make a face-to-face or online presentation at a primary or secondary school. During this session, they explain the research that they are conducting. This also helps them…

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January 23, 2017

Workshop on Economics of Taxation at the University of Barcelona – Calls for Papers

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) welcomes submission of papers for presentation at the Workshop on Economics of Taxation: Inequality in a globalized world: a challenge for taxation, which will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona on June 13th-14th, 2017. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars currently working on these topics either from an analytical or from an…

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January 20, 2017

Workshop on Political Economy and Fiscal Federalism: “Economic Shocks, Government Quality and Political Disintegration” – Call for Papers

Different types of economic shocks hit countries periodically. The ability to respond to these shocks depends, among others, on government quality. Crisis might also affect government quality and foster nationalism and lead to political disintegration, as exemplified by the recent rise of secessionism or by the crisis of the EU. The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites submission of papers for the Workshop on Political Economy and Fiscal Federalism: “Economic…

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January 16, 2017

The University of Barcelona ranks among the world’s top 50 institutions for four fields of Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona ranks among the world’s top 50 institutions for four fields of Economics, according to a series of rankings published by the bibliographic database IDEAS. The Faculty ranks as high as 13th in the world for Economic Geography. In this field, our institution ranks 3rd in Europe and 1st in Spain. For Transport Economics, the University of Barcelona has been…

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January 16, 2017

8th Workshop on Economics of Education – Call for Papers

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites submission of papers for its 8th Workshop on Economics of Education. The workshop aims to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of economics of education. It is also designed as a place to have access to a diversity of applied studies in which different methodologies are used. Both macro and micro-economic topics are of interest. The organisers welcome research that…

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