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September 29, 2016

Pol Campos-Mercade awarded the MSc in Economics extraordinary prize

The University of Barcelona has awarded the MSc in Economics extraordinary prize to Pol Campos-Mercade, who graduated in 2015. This award recognises the outstanding grades in his academic record. His master thesis “An Economic Study on Helping Behavior and Group Size” is available at the UB’s Digital Repository. Campos-Mercade is now a PhD student at the Lund University School of Economics and Management, where he has been recruited by the…

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September 23, 2016

Conference in Behavioural Economics and Financial Literacy – Call for Papers

Submissions of papers on all aspects of behavioural economics and financial literacy are invited Conference in Behavioural Economics and Financial Literacy, which will be held in Barcelona on November 28th-29th, 2016, at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Submissions may be in the form of completed papers or extended abstracts. The aim of this conference is to bring together both empirical and theoretical researchers on all aspects of behavioural economics…

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September 22, 2016

International Fair at the Faculty of Economics and Business

The first International Fair at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona will showcase internationalisation opportunities for bachelor and master students. These include periods of study at other institution, thanks to Erasmus+, CINDA and other agreements; international internships; university courses in English; and other courses or activities organised by the Language Services or the School of Modern Languages (EIM). The International Fair, organised by the International…

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September 21, 2016

David Castells-Quintana awarded the UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize

David Castells-Quintana, PhD in Economics at the University of Barcelona, has been awarded the UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize 2015/2016 for his thesis ‘Three Empirical Essays on Concentration of Resources and Economic Growth‘. This award recognises the quality of some of the theses defended at the UB, which obtained the grade Excellent Cum Laude. The ceremony will take place at the Paranimf of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona…

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September 16, 2016

The Faculty of Economics and Business welcomes six new postdoctoral researchers

Six new postdoctoral researchers from leading institutions were officially welcomed this week to theFaculty of Economics and Business by the Dean, Elisenda Paluzie. The UB Economics faculty has been joined by four new researchers, while two were recruited for the UB Business faculty. Federico Tadei, Aydan Dogan, Luis Ortiz and Zelda Brutti will work in the field of Economics. On the other hand, Patricia Elgoibar and Elio Shijaku will join forces with the rest of Business researchers. Since 2011, twenty-seven postdoctoral researchers…

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September 15, 2016

Enrique Fuentes Quintana Doctoral Thesis Award – Call for Submissions

The Spanish private non-profit organisation Funcas invites submissions for its Enrique Fuentes QuintanaDoctoral Thesis Award. In the area of Social Sciences only thesis awarded the highest honors in the field ofEconomics, Business and Sociology that were defended between September 1st, 2015, and 31st August, 2016, are eligible for the prize. The successful candidate will receive a gross amount of €5,000 and his/her thesis will be published in the Estudios de…

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September 15, 2016

University of Leicester PhD Conference 2016 – Call for Papers

The University of Leicester invites submission of papers on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics and Econometrics for its 3rd PhD Conference, which will take place on December 1st-2nd, 2016. There will be also a poster session that will close the Conference and give to the applicants the opportunity to discuss their work with all the Conference participants. Full funding is being offered to all presenters and discussants. The university…

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September 13, 2016

Catalan government scholarships for PhD students (FI 2017) – Call for Applications

The Catalan government has published the call for PhD Scholarships for 2017 (FI 2017). The purpose of this call is to award grants to universities, research centres and hospital foundations to recruit PhD students, and to foster quality in research. Contracts have a maximum duration of three years. Candidates who begin to receive the grants during 2017 may benefit from additional funding from the sixth month of the contract until…

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September 13, 2016

UB Scholarships for PhD students (APIF 2017) – Call for Applications

The University of Barcelona has announced a call for applications for scholarships for PhD students (APIF), in order to promote the signature of predoctoral contracts and help students to initiate their research. This funding requires full-time dedication. Three scholarships have been announced in the Faculty of Economics and Business. These are distributed as follows: one for the Department of Economics, one for the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics…

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September 13, 2016

Grants for predoctoral contracts (FPI scholarships) – Call for Applications

The application process is now open for the FPI scholarships 2016, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The grants are aimed at the training of PhD students by funding predoctoral contracts. The funding has a maximum duration of four years. Only candidates that are registered or have been admitted to a doctoral program for the academic year 2016/2017 are eligible for this scholarship. These scholarships need to be…

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