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April 25, 2018

XXXIII Jornadas de Economía Industrial invites the submission of papers

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics will host the XXXIII Jornadas de Economía Industrial on September 6-7, 2018. The call for papers is now available with a submission deadline of May 18th, 2018. A Young Economist Prize will be awarded to an exceptionally original and high-quality paper written by a young researcher. The Jornadas de Economía Industrial is an annual meeting of researchers in theoretical and empirical Industrial Economics…

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April 20, 2018

David Castells-Quintana and Maria Sánchez Vidal receive prize for outstanding PhD research in Economics

David Castells-Quintana and Maria Sánchez Vidal receive the UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize. / GX

PhD alumni of the UB School of Economics David Castells-Quintana and Maria Sánchez Vidal have each received an UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize for their outstanding PhD thesis in Economics at the award ceremony that took place in the main hall of the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona on April 19th, 2018. David Castells-Quintana is the award winner for the 2014/15 academic year, while Maria Sánchez Vidal is the…

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March 21, 2018

Four PhD students at the UB School of Economics awarded SEBAP mobility grants

M. Puigmulé Solà, M. Obaco, P. Magontier and G. Michailidis on behalf of N. Poitiers receive the SEBAP certificate. / JR

Four PhD students at the UB School of Economics have each been awarded a researcher mobility grant by the Barcelona Economic Society of Friends of the Country (SEBAP). The four recipients of the €4.200 award are Niclas Frederic Poitiers, Marc Puigmulé Solà, Moisés Obaco and Pierre Magontier. The grant scheme provides funding to undertake an academic stay at a foreign institution. UB School of Economics grantees will be visiting students…

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March 19, 2018

UB School of Economics at the Futura Master’s and Post-graduate Exhibition 2018

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics took part in the Futura Master’s and Post-graduate Exhibition for the fourth consecutive year. The school showed its offering for the academic year 2018-2019, including the MSc in Economics, the PhD in Economics and the Summer School on Big Data for Economics. Many students approached the UB School of Economics team in the Faculty of Economics and Business stand. Visitors were provided with…

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March 8, 2018

Two projects led by UB School of Economics researchers awarded RecerCaixa grants

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The RecerCaixa programme has awarded two grants to fund the research projects led by UB School of Economics researchers Josep Oriol Escardíbul and Xavier Fageda, which focus on professional training and road congestion in urban areas. The project led by Josep Oriol Escardíbul in collaboration with Antoni Josep Mora from the International University of Catalonia (UIC) will study the future needs of the professional training system in Catalonia and the…

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March 8, 2018

UB School of Economics researcher Francesc Amat wins fellowship to continue his research at IPERG

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The UB School of Economics researcher Francesc Amat has been awarded a Junior Leader La Caixa Fellowship to continue his research career at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG), a research group led by Professor Carles Boix. Francesc Amat will benefit from a three-year contract aimed at retaining talent within our country through the ‘Retaining’ subprogramme of this funding scheme by La Caixa Foundation. Francesc Amat is a research fellow at IPERG since 2017….

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March 7, 2018

Study co-authored by UB School of Economics researcher finds sizeable gender wage gap across Spanish regions

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A recent research study co-authored by Ines P. Murillo Huertas (University of Extremadura), Raul Ramos (University of Barcelona) and Hipolito Simon (University of Alicante) has proven the existence of a sizeable gender wage gap across the Spanish regions. The article published in the scientific journal Social Indicators Research suggests that these variations cannot be fully explained by differences in the extent of discriminatory practices among Spanish regions and that a…

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March 6, 2018

University of Barcelona ranked 45th in Europe for Social Sciences and Management

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The University of Barcelona has been ranked 45th in Europe for Social Sciences and Management after having climbed eight places over the last year, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The latest edition of this ranking has placed the university 110th in the world, having risen 25 places since last year. Although Social Sciences and Management is the general branch of knowledge in which the UB…

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February 23, 2018

UB School of Economics hosts the first Kapuscinski Development Lecture at the University of Barcelona

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics hosted a Kapuscinski Development Lecture devoted to persistent poverty on February 22nd, 2018. London School of Economics (LSE) professor Oriana Bandiera delivered the lecture to a full auditorium in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Economics and Business, during which she presented the results of a recent study on poverty carried out in Bangladesh. The session was also livestreamed which allowed many…

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February 6, 2018

Big Data for Economics to be addressed by Prof. Arthur Charpentier at 2018 Summer School

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The 2018 edition of the UB School of Economics Summer School will look at Big Data problems from an Economic perspective. The choice of this year’s topic reflects the profound effect that the data revolution is having on economic research. Course participants will analyse why Big Data is an important issue for applied economists and will learn several computer based techniques. Professor at the University of Rennes 1 Arthur Charpentier…

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