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March 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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January 30, 2018

Submit your application for postgraduate study at the UB School of Economics

Applications for all postgraduate programmes at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics are now open. Our institution offers a graduate programme in Economics, encompassing an MSc in Economics and a PhD in Economics. Candidates are advised to apply as early as possible in the admissions cycle. The applications deadline for the master’s programme is June 15th 2018, but the application period is shorter for the doctoral programme and closes…

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January 24, 2018

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

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

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!

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

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

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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