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July 15, 2016

Four postdoctoral researchers will be joining the UB Economics faculty next academic year

Four postdoctoral researchers from leading institutions will join the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona (UB) and their respective departments and research centers next September. The Department of Economic History, Institutions, Politics and Global Economy has recruited Federico Tadei, who received his PhD from California Institute of Technology in 2014. Aydan Dogan will join the Department of Economics, after having obtained her doctorate from the School…

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July 15, 2016

MSc in Economics students graduate during a ceremony at the Aula Magna

Students who successfully completed their MSc in Economics graduated last Thursday during a ceremony held at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. All graduates wore the traditional academic dress and received symbolic diplomas after an opening speech by Elisenda Paluzie, Dean of the Faculty. The event was also attended by students from other masters and executive education in the field of…

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July 13, 2016

The UB is the top Spanish university and ranks 122 in the world

The University of Barcelona is the top Spanish higher education centre and it occupies position 122 in the world ranking, according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The ranking considers, among other aspects, the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of faculty members. The University of Barcelona stands out for its publications, research influence and impact. In 2016, it ranks 55, 111…

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July 8, 2016

MSc in Economics students will receive their diplomas at a graduation ceremony

MSc in Economics graduates of the University of Barcelona will receive symbolic diplomas during a graduation ceremony at the Faculty of Economics and Business on July 14th, 2016. The ceremony will consist on a brief opening speech by Elisenda Paluzie, Dean of the Faculty, and will conclude with the University anthem. Graduates will also receive their gown and a sash. The event will take place at 19:00h in the Aula…

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July 8, 2016

Partnerships for International Research and Education – Call for Applications

The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain has announced that it will support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) seek to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the United States science and engineering community. Programme areas include Economic Sciences, among other. Funding is limited to 150,000 € per…

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July 8, 2016

The third edition of the UB Economics Summer School gathers 25 people form thirteen countries

The UB Economics Summer School “The Economics of Imperfect Labour Markets” has gathered 25 people from thirteen different countries. The third edition of this programme took place at the Faculty of Economics and Business from 4th to 8th July, 2016. During five days, students examined aspects such as minimum wages, anti-discrimination legislation, employment protection legislation and unemployment benefits. Summer School lecturers include guest scholar from the Tilburg University (The Netherlands)…

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July 7, 2016

Royal Economic Society 2017 Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Submissions of papers and special sessions are invited for the 2017 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, taking place from April 10th to April 12th, 2017, at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Papers must be submitted by October 9th, 2016. Proposals for special sessions must be sent by October 25th, 2016. The keynote lectures will be given by Gita Gopinath (Harvard University), Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley) and James…

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July 6, 2016

UCLM’s 24th Public Economics Meeting in Toledo – Call for Papers

The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has announced the 24th Public Economics Meeting, which will be held on 26 and 27 January 2017, in Toledo. The Scientific and Local Organising Committees have invited submissions of original works on any topic in the field of Public Economics before October 20th, 2016. This year there will be a new thematic area: Teaching of Public Economics. Other thematic areas are Economic Growth, Inequality,…

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July 1, 2016

Financial aid to promote “Networks of Excellence” – Call for Applications

The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain has announced new funding opportunities to finance activities aimed at creating and developing networks of research groups, in order to improve the results obtained through other grants or funding schemes. The duration of the funding is two years. The amount received by each successful applicant is fixed case by case, depending on the real cost of each action. However, it will never…

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July 1, 2016

RecerCaixa research funding scheme – Call for Applications

La Caixa and the Catalan Public Universities Association (ACUP) have launched the RecerCaixa funding scheme to support excellence research projects that bring science closer to society. Each project will receive a maximum of €100.000. The total funding reaches the amount of €1.6 million. Research areas include public policy issues, such as energy policies against climate change, democratic culture, citizen participation and corruption, among others. The duration of this financial aid…

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