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April 1, 2016

Summer School in Quantitative Economics – University of Cagliari

The Department of Economics and Business at the University of Cagliari organizes the Summer School in Quantitative Economics in Cagliari, Sardinia, from the 4th to the 22th of July 2016. The school consists of 6 courses designed for anyone working in applied macroeconomics. Both researchers and policymakers will find the courses particularly useful. Deadline for applications: April 20th, 2016. More information HERE.

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April 1, 2016

International Academic Symposium on “Challenges for the Energy Sector” – Call for papers

The Chair of Energy Sustainability at UB and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) will host its fifth International Academic Symposium on “Challenges for the Energy Sector” on the 7th February 2017. The Symposium will try to shed light on the unprecedented economic challenges the sector is facing. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers with policy implications regarding the economics of oil, gas or electricity sector. Deadline for submissions: May…

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April 1, 2016

LERU universities take a close look at how they maintain high quality doctoral education

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has for many years now called attention to the importance of innovative doctoral education. In their latest, fourth paper, they analyse how LERU universities go about ensuring that they achieve their objectives to train doctoral researchers to the highest skill levels to become creative, critical and autonomous intellectual risk takers. More information HERE.

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March 31, 2016

International Workshop on the Economics of Parking – Call for papers

Next November 28th 2016 will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business (UB) the “International Workshop on the Economics of Parking” organized by the Research Group on Governments and Markets (GiM), the Reference Network for Research in Applied Economicsa (XREAP) and the Pasqual Maragall Chair. This conference will focus on the recent developments in the economics of parking. By bringing together researchers from different countries, it seeks to…

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March 29, 2016

The 2016 Geneva Challenge – Call for contributions

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies announced the 2016 edition of the Geneva Challenge – the Advancing Development Goals international Contest for graduate students. This year students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on “The Challenges of Urbanization”. The competition invites teams of 3-5 master students to: identify a challenge stemming from urbanization; construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context; propose innovation…

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March 29, 2016

Claustre de Doctors 2016 Prize – Call for applications

The “Claustre de Doctors” of the University of Barcelona invites applications for its annual prize for the most outstanding PhD Thesis defended between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014 with an Excellent Cum Laude. Applications can be submitted either in person or by postal mail. Deadline for applications: June 3rd, 2016. More information (in Catalan) HERE.

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March 20, 2016

Two UB Economics researchers awarded with RecerCaixa grants

The call for research grants RecerCaixa 2015, an initiative fostered by Obra Social la Caixa and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), will allocate 1.6 million euros to support 19 projects of excellence in the fields of social and health sciences. Two projects led by UB Economics researchers have been selected in this call: “The Effect of Social Cohesion on Crime Rates and Security Perceptions: The Role of the Cultural Associationism in a Urban Setting”…

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March 20, 2016

José Manuel Blecua Prize – Call for applications

The Board of Trustees of the University of Barcelona invites applications for its annual José Manuel Blecua Prize. The prize is awarded for the best article published in a prominent academic journal in the field of humanities and social sciences. Applicants must have successfully defended their PhD thesis at the University of Barcelona between January 1st 2011 and December 31st 2015. Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2016. More information (in catalan) HERE. Last year edition Ernest Miguelez, PhD in Economics…

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March 17, 2016

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. These international awards span eight categories: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and Management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change and Development Cooperation. Deadline: 30 June…

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