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January 24, 2018

UB School of Economics researchers confirm large inequalities in carbon mobility emissions in Barcelona

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A recent article published by the UB School of Economics researcher Germà Bel and PhD graduate Jordi Rosell in the scientific journal Energy Economics has confirmed the ineffective nature of toll policy design in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. The UB researchers adopted an innovative methodology in order assess the potential impact of several measures to reduce CO2 emissions. The authors found that conventional models encounter difficulties, while quantile analysis…

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January 18, 2018

4th Geography of Innovation Conference to gather over 300 participants in Barcelona

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The Regional Quantitative Analysis research group at the University of Barcelona (AQR) in partnership with the European Localized Innovation Observatory (EuroLIO) is organising the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference in Barcelona from Wednesday 31st January to Friday 2nd February 2018. Sessions include contributed papers and keynote presentations. More than 300 delegates from Europe, United States and Asia will be participating in the conference, with around 250 papers to be presented….

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December 21, 2017

UB School of Economics highlights of 2017: Recap of a great year!

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The year 2017 has been extraordinary for the UB School of Economics. The last 365 days have brought many reasons to celebrate. Last January we saw the establishment of the new research group IPERG led by Professor Carles Boix, who has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant. More recently, the research institute Barcelona Economic Analysis Team (BEAT) was officially launched last October. Finally, the centre has welcomed three…

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December 20, 2017

IEB invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 5th Workshop on Urban Economics

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The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) at the UB School of Economics invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 5th Workshop on Urban Economics. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Manuscripts must be submitted through easy chair in PDF format. The deadline for the submission of papers is April 1st, 2018. The keynote speakers at the workshop include Donald Davis (Columbia University), Henry Overman (London School of…

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November 17, 2017

Applications open for Post-Doctoral positions in Economics

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The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona invites applications from all fields of Economics for prospective post-doctoral positions. Candidates are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained a PhD when taking up the position. Successful applicants will be expected to teach in English at undergraduate and postgraduate level, develop independent research projects achieving international recognition, and become involved in research activities within…

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November 17, 2017

University of Paris-Saclay, University of Amsterdam and Catholic University of Milan announced as new Erasmus+ destinations for 2018/19

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has signed two new exchange agreements with the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the Catholic University of Milan (Italy). Earlier this year, the centre also signed a new agreement with the University of Paris-Saclay (France). As a result, our institution will offer Erasmus+ exchange opportunities for MSc in Economics students with these three top ranked institutions as of next academic year. Students at…

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November 10, 2017

MSc in Economics graduates of 2017 go on to do a PhD or take up positions in internationally renowned firms

Antonio Haro is now a PhD student at the University of Kent.

The 2017 cohort of MSc in Economics graduates have gone on to do research at PhD level at top international institutions or have taken up positions in globally renowned firms. Some of our alumni choose to do a PhD at the University of Barcelona or elsewhere. This is the case of Antonio Haro, who has begun his doctoral research at the University of Kent. Other graduates choose to work in…

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November 10, 2017

University of Barcelona stands out among the top 50 universities worldwide in scientific performance

The University of Barcelona holds the 46th position worldwide in scientific performance, according to the University Ranking by Academic Performance 2017-2018 (URAP). Moreover, it is once more the only university of Spain to appear among the top fifty universities. No other Spanish university has either been awarded with the highest international category (A++). The University of Barcelona stands out particularly in indicators on the number of scientific publications and citations. The leading…

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November 2, 2017

PhD graduates of 2016/17 find placements in academia and industry soon after their thesis defence

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Recent PhD graduates from the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics have successfully entered academic and professional careers within few months following the thesis defence. Francisco Robles, Ata Atay and Ilias Pasidis are three of our alumni that graduated in 2016/17 with a PhD in Economics. The first two have gone on to research positions as a visiting professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid and a research fellow…

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November 2, 2017

Job Market candidates list for 2017/18 is now available on School of Economics website

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The full list of Job Market Candidates for the current academic year has already been published on the UB School of Economics website. These highly qualified economists are ready to add value to any organization. In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top universities such as LSE, University Carlos III of Madrid, University of Sussex, University of Warwick, Northwestern University, Heidelberg University, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and…

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