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November 13, 2013

Lecture by MOISÉS NAÍM at CCCB (Barcelona)

Lecture by Moisés Naím at CCCB (Barcelona) next November 13th (7.30 pm) “Who’s in charge? The mutations of contemporary power”. Power is changing. It is increasingly easy to achieve but also more difficult to keep and wield. This is the thesis of the economic and political analyst Moisés Naím, a front-row observer of the world’s centres of power. More information HERE.

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November 12, 2013

Marta Curto-Grau, PhD in Economics at UB, postdoctoral researcher at University of Heidelberg

Marta Curto-Grau, PhD in Economics (2013) at Universitat de Barcelona, has been hired through the Job Market in Economics as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Center for Distributional Conflict and Globalisation of the Alfred-Weber Institute for Economics (University of Heidelberg). Her research interests are Public Economics, Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy and Development Economics. You can have a look to her thesis dissertation.

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November 3, 2013

2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society – Call for papers & special sessions

Submissions are invited for the 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, taking place on 7th to 9th April 2014 at the University of Manchester. Submissions of papers and special sessions are invited from academic, government and business economists in any field of economics and econometrics. The Deadline for the submission of papers is 13rd October 2013. The Deadline for the submission of special session proposals 3rd November 2013….

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October 28, 2013

XREAP 2013 Symposium

Next October 28th will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business (UB) the XREAP 2013 Symposium organized by the Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada. You will find the programme and all the information HERE.

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October 25, 2013

5th Joint French Macro Workshop (JFMW) – Submission of papers

The Foundation Banque de France, together with the French institutions listed below, is organizing the 5th Joint French Macro Workshop on 6 December 2013. The goal of this workshop is to bring together European macroeconomists to discuss current research frontiers on a regular basis. The workshop is a one day event which will take place at Banque de France (Paris) on 6 December. Potential presenters should submit their paper in electronic form…

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October 4, 2013

Recent trends in storytelling

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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September 30, 2013

Beatriu de Pinós Mobility Programme for Researchers

The Beatriu de Pinós Mobility Programme for Researchers is a programme of the Government of Catalonia and managed by AGAUR that supports postdoctoral research training projects in Catalonia (modality B) and abroad (modality A) for up to 2 years. The incoming modality B runs under the Marie Curie Action COFUND. Submission period: between September 9th to September 30th, 2013. More information HERE.

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September 30, 2013

Second ISTR PhD Seminar at the University of Muenster in Germany

The ISTR will celebrate the second ISTR PhD Seminar at the University of Muenster in Germany the 20-22 July 2014. The aim of the workshop is to provide doctoral students with the opportunity to receive extensive intellectual and methodological advice on their doctoral research. The seminar is limited to a group of (up to) 50 doctoral students. Applicants must be members of ISTR and register and attend the conference. Interested…

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September 30, 2013

Our Faculty involved in the SSH European Research agenda

Our Faculty (Germà Bel, Daniel Albalate, Xavier Fageda) and the PhD student Jordi Rosell are involved with the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Research agenda definition through the League of European Research Universities (LERU) paper explaining why SSH research, as the scholarly discipline which generates new and intrinsically valuable knowledge pertaining to all human aspects of the world, is of vital importance to the future of Europe.

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