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January 23, 2017

Researchers at the UB volunteer to bring research closer to society

The University of Barcelona has launched the “Camins infinits” and the “Toc-toc” projects, in which researchers volunteer to bring their research closer to society. Researchers in training at the University of Barcelona may join the “Camins infinits” volunteer bank. All participants volunteer to make a face-to-face or online presentation at a primary or secondary school. During this session, they explain the research that they are conducting. This also helps them…

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January 23, 2017

Workshop on Economics of Taxation at the University of Barcelona – Calls for Papers

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) welcomes submission of papers for presentation at the Workshop on Economics of Taxation: Inequality in a globalized world: a challenge for taxation, which will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona on June 13th-14th, 2017. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars currently working on these topics either from an analytical or from an…

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January 20, 2017

Workshop on Political Economy and Fiscal Federalism: “Economic Shocks, Government Quality and Political Disintegration” – Call for Papers

Different types of economic shocks hit countries periodically. The ability to respond to these shocks depends, among others, on government quality. Crisis might also affect government quality and foster nationalism and lead to political disintegration, as exemplified by the recent rise of secessionism or by the crisis of the EU. The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites submission of papers for the Workshop on Political Economy and Fiscal Federalism: “Economic…

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January 16, 2017

The University of Barcelona ranks among the world’s top 50 institutions for four fields of Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona ranks among the world’s top 50 institutions for four fields of Economics, according to a series of rankings published by the bibliographic database IDEAS. The Faculty ranks as high as 13th in the world for Economic Geography. In this field, our institution ranks 3rd in Europe and 1st in Spain. For Transport Economics, the University of Barcelona has been…

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January 16, 2017

8th Workshop on Economics of Education – Call for Papers

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites submission of papers for its 8th Workshop on Economics of Education. The workshop aims to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of economics of education. It is also designed as a place to have access to a diversity of applied studies in which different methodologies are used. Both macro and micro-economic topics are of interest. The organisers welcome research that…

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January 16, 2017

Applications now open for the MSc and PhD in Economics at the UB

The University of Barcelona has opened applications for the graduate programme in Economics. The MSc in Economics is a 2 years full-time programme intended to train and educate economists to undertake top research. The PhD in Economics is a 3 years full-time/5 years part-time programme offers the opportunity to undertake research in a wide range of fields of Economics. Ranked 1st in Spain, the University of Barcelona offers an active…

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January 12, 2017

Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers – Call for Applications

Researchers from outside Germany with above average qualifications may apply for a Humboldt Research Fellowship. This funding allows researchers at the beginning of their careers or experienced researchers which have a record of several years of academic work to carry out long-term in Germany. In the first case, applicants must have completed their doctorate in the last four years. In the second case, researchers must have been awarded a PhD…

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January 12, 2017

Grants for academic mobility of professors and researchers in Spain – Call for Applications

The Spanish Ministry of Education has published a call for applications for academic mobility. This funding is aimed at professors and researchers who perform their activities within the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation and want to work on a temporary basis with foreign higher education and research centres. The stays will have a minimum duration of three months and maximum of six months. Applications will open on January…

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January 10, 2017

Trainee teaching staff grants (FPU) – Call for Applications

Trainee teaching staff grants (FPU) awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education have been announced. This grant is for the training of teaching and research staff in doctoral programmes to facilitate their future incorporation in professional practice. The grant comprises a monthly payment, social security coverage, financial aid for short stays in other R&D centres and free enrolment in those credits constituting the training period of the doctoral program. Applicants…

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December 16, 2016

UB to host 14th Ernest Lluch Economics Seminar on GIS Analysis for Applied Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona will host the 14th Ernest Lluch Economics Seminar on January 23rd, 2017, at 12:00. The session, entitled “The view from above: GIS Analysis for Applied Economics”, will be led by Juan Carlos Muñoz Mora, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Department of Economics and Management of the Pompeu Fabra University. He will be joined by Joan-Ramon Borrell, Associate Professor of…

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