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June 19, 2017

“Being part of a growing research group and university is very exciting and inspiring for my career”

Federico Tadei joined the Department of Economic History, Institutions, Politics and Global Economy at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics in September 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. Previously, he had been a European Research Council (ERC) postdoctoral research fellow at the Bocconi University. He obtained his PhD from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2014, with a dissertation on “Extractive Institutions in Colonial Africa”. In this interview he…

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June 12, 2017

The AQR welcomes papers for the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference

The call for papers for the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, organised by the AQR research group and the University of Barcelona, in partnership with EUROLIO is now open. All submissions, regular and special sessions, must be written in English and be made electronically on the conference website. Both full papers and extended abstracts are welcomed, but they must be at least three-page long. Contributions relating, but not limited, to…

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June 12, 2017

“There is a big variety of international students in the MSc in Economics which makes the interaction more interesting”

Aydan Dogan joined the Department of Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics in September 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. She was hired in the international job market after having obtained her PhD in Economics from the School of Economics, University of Kent, in 2015. Her research fields are Open Economy Macroeconomics and Macroeconomics. In this interview, Dogan answers to questions about her experience and expectations. It has been…

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June 9, 2017

Last week to apply to UB School of Economics Summer School on Economics of Education

There is just one week left to apply to UB School of Economics Summer School on ‘The Economics of Education: Analyzing the Effects of Programmes and Policies’. It will take place at the Universitat de Barcelona Faculty of Economics and Business from 3rd to 7th July, 2017. The fourth edition of the Summer School aims to provide students with a set of tools to address current challenges in the area…

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June 8, 2017

University of Barcelona continues upward trend in QS World University Rankings

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The University of Barcelona has again improved its position in the QS World University Rankings. Our institution climbed four places up to 156th in the 2018 edition of the ranking from its previous position of 160th in 2017 of over 950 of the best universities in the world. The University of Barcelona came 64th in Europe, jumping up two places from the 66th place last year. Also, it has again…

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May 31, 2017

“Working at the University of Barcelona was one of my wishes when I decided to pursue an academic career”

Luis Ortiz-Gracia is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics of the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2011. Ortiz-Gracia led the Financial Mathematics and Risk Control research group at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica and carried out research stays at CWI (Netherlands) and the School of Mathematics and Physics of the…

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May 30, 2017

One month left to apply to the MSc in Economics at the UB School of Economics

Candidates interested in applying to the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics MSc in Economics can submit their applications until June 30th, 2017. The MSc in Economics is the perfect programme for new graduated students who want to develop their research skills through a broad selection of courses entirely taught in English. Students have the chance to get very solid methodological foundations and get specialised in some areas of interest…

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May 26, 2017

Careers Month at UB School of Economics closes 2017 edition with great success

The 2017 edition of the Careers Month at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics closed last Wednesday with great success. Four workshops and four panel discussions were held during the month of May to boost the career prospects of graduate students in Economics and Business. Sessions featured as many as fifteen different guest speakers, which gave us different insights on various career paths for students and job search techniques….

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May 24, 2017

The University of Barcelona climbs eight places in the Leiden Ranking for Social Sciences

The University of Barcelona has jumped eight places in the Leiden Ranking 2017 for Social Sciences and Humanities, from 161st to 153rd position worldwide. The university is the leading institution in Spain in this field since 2016, when it overtook the Autonomous University of Barcelona as the top institution in Spain. The University of Barcelona has maintained the upward trend since 2014, improving its position by 123 places worldwide. Havard…

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May 18, 2017

Last round of applications to the PhD in Economics is now open and accepting submissions until June 15th

The last round of applications to the PhD in Economics of the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics is now open. Interested candidates are invited to apply until June 15th, 2017. They will be given resolutions by email on June 30th, 2017. This PhD is addressed to students seeking to pursue original research in Economics in an active, stimulating and international environment. The PhD in Economics offers a wide range…

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