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June 9, 2016

PhD-Student Workshop on Industrial and Public Economics – Call for Papers

The Research Centre on Industrial and Public Economics (CREIP) will host the 5th PhD-Student Workshop on Industrial and Public Economics in Reus (Tarragona, Spain) on February 8-9th, 2017. It will include about 16 presentations and plenary sessions with one keynote speaker, Luis Cabral, from the New York University. Papers to be presented must fit into topics of Industrial and Public Economics, such as Environmental Economics, Regional Economics and Markets and…

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June 3, 2016

UB Economics TA Scholarships for the MSc and PhD in Economics – Call for applications

UB Economics invites all interested candidates to submit applications for its 2016-2017 Teaching Assistant (TA) Scholarships for the official MSc and PhD programmes in Economics. Four scholarships will be awarded, two for students joining the MSc and two more for PhD students. The former covers a gross monthly payment of €400 euros and the latter €750 and the first year of enrolment. The recipients will perform teaching support activities at…

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June 3, 2016

2016 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics – Call for Papers

The Regional Quantitative Analysis research group of the Research Institute of Applied Economics (AQR-IREA) has announced a call for papers for its 2016 Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics, to be held in Barcelona on October 27th-28th. It will be focused on innovation and the spatial diffusion of knowledge, with emphasis in collaboration networks. Particular attention will be paid to papers dealing with the mechanisms and actors of knowledge diffusion….

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June 3, 2016

Upcoming courses and events for researchers and professionals

There are a number of courses being offered in the upcoming weeks which might be of interest for Economics and Business researchers and professionals. On June 21st, the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) organises a one-day course aimed at academics, PhD students and other professionals interested in the utilisation of structural equation modelling (SEM) techniques in their research. On the other hand, the MESIO UPC-UB Summer School offers 10 different…

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June 1, 2016

Funded course at LSE for Spanish academics – Call for Applications

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in collaboration with the Fundación Rafael del Pino is offering the chance for 25 young Spanish academics to attend a four-day intensive Empirics of Management Programme course at LSE from Monday 5 to Friday 9 September 2016. Successful applicants will receive full funding for the programme as well as accommodation in London for the duration of the programme. The course is…

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June 1, 2016

Eugene Garfield to be awarded honorary doctorate from the UB

Dr. Eugene Garfield (New York, 1925), founder and chairman emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Philadelphia, will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Barcelona at a ceremony that will take place on June 14th at 12:00 pm at the Assembly Hall (Paranimf) of the historic building. Dr. Garfield is one of the major names in the field of scientific information. He founded the first large…

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May 31, 2016

ERC Advanced Grants – Call for Proposals

The European Research Council (ERC) has published a call for proposals for Advanced Grants under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission (EC). Funding will be up to € 2.5 million per grant for a period of 5 years. This call for proposals is designed to allow outstanding research leaders to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe. The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as top independent…

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May 27, 2016

The University of Barcelona, Spanish leader regarding scientific impact

The University of Barcelona is leader in Spain regarding indicators for general scientific impact and publication collaborations, according to 2016 Leiden ranking. The University of Barcelona is placed at 127th position worldwide, followed by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, on 155th position, and the Complutense University of Madrid, on 202nd position. The ranking assesses the scientific performance of more than 800 universities worldwide. It is based on a series of bibliometric…

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May 25, 2016

Econometrics Summer School in Cambridge opens registrations

Registration is now open to attend the 2016 Econometrics Summer School, Cambridge, comprising a series of three 2.5-day courses running consecutively between 18 and 25 July 2016. These will be delivered by econometricians from the University of Cambridge. Subjects include microeconometrics, time series analysis & modelling and macroeconomic modelling & forecasting. All courses will teach econometrics from an applied perspective and demonstrate the techniques in the internationally used econometric software…

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May 25, 2016

Nominations now open to honour the best scientific and humanistic dissemination

Nominations are now open for the University of Barcelona honour for the best scientific and humanistic dissemination activities. Candidates need to be doctors at the University of Barcelona in order to be eligible for this distinction. Their activities should contribute significantly to the dissemination of sciences, technics, training, culture and ideas through the media or institutions open to society. The awarded candidate will receive the prize in a public ceremony…

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