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May 4, 2017

Two Teaching Assistant Scholarships available for new PhD students in Economics

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has announced two Teaching Assistantships aimed at students joining the PhD in Economics in the academic year 2017-2018. Successful candidates will perform teaching support activities at master’s level. More specifically, the scholarship recipients will be involved in the learning process of university students of the MSc in Economics. The scholarship involves a monthly dedication of 32 hours, from October 2017 to July 2018…

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April 26, 2017

May is the ‘Careers Month’ at the UB School of Economics

This month of May will bring plenty of careers guidance activities aimed at graduate students at the UB School of Economics and the UB Business School. Two different sessions are scheduled for every Wednesday, from May 3rd to 24th, 2017. Workshops targeting topics such as communication, CV, LinkedIn, and job search strategies will take place every Wednesday morning, from 10:00 to 11:30. In the afternoon, panel discussions addressing Consulting, Big…

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April 24, 2017

“The research environment at the UB School of Economics is active and stimulating”

Zelda Brutti is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics. She is also a researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), a centre founded within the university. She joined our institution after successfully going through a competitive international selection process last year, while she was finishing her PhD thesis “Empirical Essays on Education Policy Evaluation”, which she defended at the European University Institute (EUI) last September….

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April 21, 2017

Ramon Alemany takes office as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business

Ramon Alemany Leira, Professor in the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics, took office as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona on April 19th, 2017. Vice-Deans Laura Guitart Tarrés, Raúl Ramos and Núria Rodríguez-Àvila also took office during the same ceremony, as well as Teresa Preixens as secretary of the Faculty. The new team led by Ramon Alemany wants to maintain the…

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April 20, 2017

Research assistant position opportunity at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics seeks one research assistant on comparative politics for the 2017-18 academic year. This position is linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The principal investigator is the UB School of Economics researcher and Robert Garrett Professor…

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April 6, 2017

Call for papers open for the VIII Workshop on Economics of Education at the University of Barcelona

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites the submission of papers for the VIII Workshop on Economics of Education taking place at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona on September 7th– 8th, 2017. The objective of this forum is to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of economics of education, but also to have access to a diversity of applied studies in…

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April 5, 2017

Barcelona Institute of Economics to calculate the tax gap in Catalonia

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) has been appointed by the Catalan Ministry of Economy to calculate the tax gap in Catalonia. The tax gap is the shortfall between the total amount of taxes expected and the sums actually received by a government. It allows countries to estimate the existing fiscal fraud and to quantify the performance of their tax administration. Not only will the Iinstitute assess the tax gap…

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March 30, 2017

UB School of Economics researcher Marta Curto-Grau awarded Marie Curie fellowship to study the impact of politicians’ personal traits on public policies

Marta Curto-Grau, researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics, has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowship. From September 2017, she will develop her research project “Politicians’ traits and public policies: learning how personal features influence fiscal outcomes.” The funding will allow her to examine whether particular features of politicians may be relevant determinants of economic outcomes and policies. This approach shifts the focus of attention from political…

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March 28, 2017

Hundreds of students approach UB School of Economics during Barcelona’s postgraduate fair “Futura”

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics stand at the postgraduate fair “Futura” was approached by hundreds of students. The event took place in Barcelona from 24th to 25th March. For the third consecutive year, the centre for research and postgraduate education in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business showcased its MSc and PhD in Economics. A large majority of students showed great interest in these high-quality research…

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March 21, 2017

Two PhD students at the UB School of Economics awarded SEBAP researcher mobility grants

PhD students at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics Hoon Choi and Nicolás González Pampillón have each been awarded researcher mobility grants by the Barcelona Economic Society of Friends of the Country (SEBAP). The grant scheme provides funding for teaching and research staff and PhD students at Catalan universities and research centres to undertake an academic stay at a foreign institution in order to prepare research projects relating to…

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