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September 18, 2015

Sandra Nieto, PhD in Economics at UB, María Jesús San Segundo Award at the AEDE Meeting 2015

Dr. Sandra Nieto, PhD in Economics at the University of Barcelona, was awarded with the María Jesús San Segundo Award for the best paper of young authors presented at the XXIV Meeting 2015 of the Association of Economics Education (AEDE), held on 25th and 26th June in Madrid, for her paper entitled “Overeducation, skills and wage penalty: Evidence for Spain using PIAAC data”. More information HERE.

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September 7, 2015

ICREA: Academia 2015 call

Organisation: Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) Thematic area: Generic Deadline:05/10/2015 Call’s information: HERE (this information is only available in catalan).

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September 7, 2015

AGAUR: Grants to recruit new research personnel

Call for universities, research centers and hospital foundations to recruit new research personnel next year 2016 (FI-DGR). From AGAUR (Agency for Management of University and Research). Knowledge area: Generic. Application deadline: 09/22/2015 For more information: HERE (this link is only available in catalan and spanish).

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September 7, 2015

SEA: Job Market Meetings 2015

The Spanish Economic Association (SEA), organizes the ‘Job Market Meetings‘ coinciding with their annual conference (SEA’s Simposio). Next meeting will be held in Girona, on December 10-12, 2015. Girona has an international airport and a high-speed train connection with Barcelona which takes around 38 minutes. Candidates (PhD candidates from the doctoral program) interested in presenting a paper must submit it through Conference Maker up until September 14. If you need any further…

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September 4, 2015

Caixabank: openings for economists

The Strategic Planning and Research Department of CaixaBank, the leading retail bank in Spain, analyzes topics of interest in the areas of macroeconomics, financial markets, the banking system and competitive strategy and helps develop and monitor the strategic plan of the bank in close contact with top management. Spanish and English are required. You can find more information HERE.

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September 3, 2015

Royal Economic Society 2016 – Call for papers

Royal Economic Society (RES) 2016 Annual Conference Programme Committee invites submissions of papers for General Sessions from academic, government and business economists in any field of economics and econometrics. Deadline for submissions: 11 October 2015. Proposals for Special Sessions should be sent by email to the Programme Chair (Conference2016@res.org.uk) by 1 November 2015. Further details and a link for submitting papers can be found on the CONFERENCE WEBSITE.

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September 2, 2015

Research and educational transfer grant at OECD

Fundació Jaume Bofill, jointly with OECD, opens a new edition of the grant call adressed to researchers willing to do a stage in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, located in Paris. This stage will provide to the granted researcher the oportunity to work in a leading international institution in applied research and benchmarking on different educational systems and enviroments. You can submit your application until September 28th. More information…

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September 1, 2015

Luca Salvadori, PhD in Economics at UB, 2015 Epainos Award at the ERSA Conference

Luca Salvadori (PhD in Economics 2015 at the University of Barcelona) is the 2015 recipient of the Epainos Award for the paper ‘Does tax enforcement counteract the negative effects of terrorism? A case study of the Basque Country‘, which is awarded to the best paper presented in the Young Regional Scientist (EAYRS) Sessions. The EAYRS Sessions are organized each year at the ERSA Conference (Lisbon, August 25-28, 2015), and provide…

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September 1, 2015

Marc Teignier research on gender equality in The Economist

‘Sexism is not just wrong. It is also expensive’.  On August 22nd 2015 The Economist ran an article about Latin American workforce and its effects to the region’s GDP based on the paper ‘Aggregate Costs of Gender Gaps in the Labor Market’ written by Marc Teignier (University of Barcelona) and David Cuberes (University of Sheffield). This paper examines the quantitative efects of gender gaps in entrepreneurship and workforce participation. Authors conclude…

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August 25, 2015

Stefano Carattini, PhD in Economics at the UB, 2015 Heinz König Young Scholar Award of the ZEW

Stefano Carattini from Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève (PhD in Economics 2015 at the University of Barcelona) is the 2015 recipient of the Heinz König Young Scholar Award of the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The jury’s decision indicates their recognition of the excellent research carried out by Carattini into the effect of a pay-per-bag tax on household waste on the produced amount of waste. By looking…

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