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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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March 13, 2017

UB School of Economics to participate in Barcelona’s international postgraduate fair “Futura”

For the third consecutive year, UB School of Economics will be taking part in Barcelona’s international postgraduate fair “Futura”. This not-to-be-missed event in the world of education will be held from the 24th to 25th March 2017, with an uninterrupted schedule from 10h to 20h on both days at Palau 5, Recinte Firal de Montjuïc. This new edition is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors. This year, the Universitat…

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March 8, 2017

Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona ranks among the best schools for Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona has been ranked among the world’s best schools for Economics according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. The centre to which the UB School of Economics belongs has been ranked the 135th best school that specialises in Social Sciences and Management in the world. This puts our institution 54th in Europe. The Faculty of Economics and…

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March 6, 2017

Explore the basics of machine learning with MATLAB at the Faculty of Economics and Business

Workshops dedicated to the fundamentals of machine learning using MATLAB will be held on March 30th from 09:30 to 13:00 in Aula Magna, Faculty of Economics and Business. This session is aimed at teachers, researchers and students who are interested in learning more about MATLAB capabilities for machine learning or want to use low cost hardware platforms for teaching and research. An attendance certificate will be provided to all participants…

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March 3, 2017

Job opportunities knock at the Faculty of Economics and Business next Tuesday

Job and internship seekers are invited to attend the Employment Forum that will be held next Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:30 at the Faculty of Economics and Business. This event is a unique opportunity for students to gather career and employment related information from employers, as well as to submit their resume for interview consideration. Participants will have a chance to interact and connect with a range of companies including:…

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