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September 22, 2017

Meet the MSc in Economics fresher class of 2017/18

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has welcomed 28 new MSc in Economics students to the academic year 2017/18. Freshers are 24 years old on average and come from all over the world. This year we will find a large proportion of European students, making up 47% of all newcomers (10.71% from Spain and 35.71% from the rest of Europe). Students from the Americas account for 21%, followed by Asia and…

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September 22, 2017

Faculty of Economics and Business announces five new Job Market hires

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The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona is pleased to welcome five new Job Market hires in 2017/18: Julia de Frutos, Jordi Teixidó, Guillaume Chapelle, David Rivero Leiva and Martí Sagarra. Julia de Frutos has joined the Department of Economic, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics as a guest professor. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ghent University. Her research interests…

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September 13, 2017

UB School of Economics researcher Amedeo Piolatto awarded a Ramon y Cajal postdoctoral senior grant

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Research Fellow at the UB School of Economics’ Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Amedeo Piolatto has been awarded a Ramon y Cajal postdoctoral senior grant, aimed at promoting the recruitment of national and foreign researchers into academic posts at research centres. “I’m deeply honoured to have received such a prestigious grant. It will allow me to focus on my research…

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July 25, 2017

University of Barcelona announces 77 Erasmus+ grants for teaching staff

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The University of Barcelona has announced up to 77 Erasmus+ grants for teaching staff for the academic year 2017-2018. The main aim of this funding is to support teaching periods at higher education institutions abroad that have signed a mobility agreement with the Faculty to which the applicant belongs. In the case of the Faculty of Economics and Business, there are 63 agreements in place with universities from 17 different…

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July 21, 2017

MSc in Economics adds dimension of internationalisation to its accreditation of excellence

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The MSc in Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has been awarded the Additional Dimension of Internationalisation which adds on to the Accreditation with Excellence gained earlier this year. The programme achieved the maximum overall score of Quality-level Compliant by the external evaluation panel in the final assessment. It also obtained the maximum score in all the three specific internationalisation dimensions. The internationalisation distinction by the Catalan…

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July 21, 2017

3rd Catalan Congress of Economy and Business welcomes papers addressing equitable and efficient models

The call for papers has been announced for the ‘3rd Catalan Congress of Economy and Business: towards an equitable and efficient model’ organised by the Association of Economists of Catalonia. The congress will focus on the economy and business in Catalonia in the coming years, putting a special emphasis on the notions of efficiency and equity. Its main aim is to discuss the future challenges Catalan businesses will have to…

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July 19, 2017

Two Serra Húnter positions available in the Department of Economics

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The Government of Catalonia has published its second call for applications 2017 of the Serra Húnter Programme. The vacancies offered at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona in this call include a tenure-eligible lecturer in Economic development, innovation, technological challenge and growth and a tenure-eligible lecturer in Industrial organisation, both at the Department of Economics. Overall, there are 29 positions available at the University of…

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July 17, 2017

Latest MSc in Economics theses available through the UB Digital Repository

Following on the master thesis presentations in late June and early September 2017, a selection of ten thesis by MSc in Economics students are now freely accessible online through the Universitat de Barcelona Digital Repository. These eight students provided high quality work and obtained exceptionally high grades in their master thesis defenses. The following theses are available for consultation online: Are mayors with business experience better politicians? Evidence from close…

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July 10, 2017

The Barcelona Economics Analysis Team created within the UB School of Economics

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A new research institute, named Barcelona Economics Analysis Team (BEAT), has been established within the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics. This newly created platform aims to produce excellent research along three lines, namely Behaviour, Markets and Games; Macroeconomics, Development and Trade; and Environment, Sustainability and Well-Being. A new website has been launched on July 10th, 2017, to increase the visibility of the Institute and to showcase the research of…

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July 6, 2017

The AQR and IREA welcome papers for the 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

The Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR) and the Institute for Research on Applied Regional and Public Economics (IREA) at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics are welcoming papers for the 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics. The workshop, which will focus on causal inference in spatial economics, will be held in Barcelona on November 23th-24th, 2017. The 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics aims to…

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