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October 26, 2017

Applications for graduate programme in Economics to open on November 1st 2017

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The UB School of Economics will open for applications for 2018-2019 entry to the graduate programme in Economics on November 1st 2017. The graduate programme comprises a two-year master’s degree in Economics and the PhD in Economics. These can be coursed separately if the student meets the entry requirements. MSc in Economics candidates have time until June 15th 2018 to submit their application. On the other hand, applications for the PhD…

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October 19, 2017

University of Barcelona improves positions in two important international rankings

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The University of Barcelona keeps on progressing and consolidating as the top university in Spain in the main international scientific rankings. In the new edition of the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), our university steps up to position number 103, and improves nineteen positions compared to 2016. The university improved also in the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) and holds a position among the top 100 universities worldwide, in…

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October 18, 2017

Four TA scholarships awarded to MSc and PhD students in Economics for their outstanding records

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has awarded four TA (Teaching Assistant) scholarships to postgraduate students in Economics for their outstanding academic records. As every year, two teaching assistantships have been granted to students joining the PhD programme and two more to new master’s students. Successful candidates will perform teaching support activities at undergraduate or graduate level during this academic year. Edison Javier Jiménez López and Stefano Fusaro have been…

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October 17, 2017

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Actions proposal-writing workshop at the Faculty of Economics and Business

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona will host a proposal-writing workshop on November 7th 2017 aimed at managers and researchers that are currently working on a proposal for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks call 2018. The main aim of this workshop is to provide information and the tools needed in order to fine-tune their proposals and meet the goals and requirements of this EU-funded…

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October 13, 2017

Chair of Energy Sustainability to conduct research on energy efficiency in collaboration with Catalan Energy Institute

The Energy Sustainability Chair at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and the Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN) have signed a collaboration agreement to conduct the research project “The challenge of climate change: Policies for the energy transition”, funded under the RecerCaixa programme of “La Caixa” Foundation. The project will study the barriers that companies need to overcome in order to take action to improve energy efficiency. For the duration of…

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October 13, 2017

Newly created research institute BEAT to hold launch event on October 25th

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The newly created research institute Barcelona Economic Analysis Team (BEAT) established within the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics will hold its launch event on October 25th at the Aula Magna of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona. The event aims to present BEAT and its members to the Catalan academic community, to representatives from the media and public administrations and to society in general. The launch event…

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October 5, 2017

PhD student Mariona Mas awarded funding for doctoral research on behavioural responses to wealth taxation

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) Mariona Mas has been awarded a PhD scholarship by Banc Sabadell Foundation. This funding will allow her to continue her research project “Identifying and Estimating Behavioural Responses to Wealth Taxation”. The project was motivated by the increasing debate on the appropriateness of wealth taxation and the lack of convincing empirical evidence on its effect on taxpayer’s behavior….

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October 4, 2017

UB School of Economics to host workshop on historical political economy and gender politics

The Historical Political Economy and Gender Politics Workshop will offer two days packed with presentations from top researchers at the University of Barcelona on October 9th-10th 2017. The official programme includes 11 presentations from speakers coming from University of Oxford, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, London School of Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Barcelona and IAST-Toulouse. The event, organised by the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group…

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September 22, 2017

Meet the MSc in Economics fresher class of 2017/18

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has welcomed 28 new MSc in Economics students to the academic year 2017/18. Freshers are 24 years old on average and come from all over the world. This year we will find a large proportion of European students, making up 47% of all newcomers (10.71% from Spain and 35.71% from the rest of Europe). Students from the Americas account for 21%, followed by Asia and…

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September 22, 2017

Faculty of Economics and Business announces five new Job Market hires

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The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona is pleased to welcome five new Job Market hires in 2017/18: Julia de Frutos, Jordi Teixidó, Guillaume Chapelle, David Rivero Leiva and Martí Sagarra. Julia de Frutos has joined the Department of Economic, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics as a guest professor. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ghent University. Her research interests…

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