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We welcome Dr. Ester Manna, who will join our Department 15 September 2014. Ms Manna holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Salerno and is expected to get her second PhD in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES) in September 2014. Her main research fields are behavioral economics and industrial organization.  

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The research proposal titled “Evidence of banking sector systemic risk behavior in EMU countries” by Manish K. Singh, PhD student at the Department who is supervised by Marta Gómez, has been awarded a grant from the Fundación Banco de Sabadell. Manish’s project was ranked 5th out of 200 proposals from PhD students writing a thesis in a Spanish University. Congratulations, Manish!

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Joan Gil will present the results of his research on the influence of obesity on direct medical costs on Thursday Feb 27th at the Hospital Municipal de Badalona (Barcelona). The study is a joint work with T. Mora (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) and A. Sicras-Mainar (Badalona Serveis Assistencials, BSA).

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Natalia Batista from University of São Paulo is visiting the Department from Jan 20th to Jan 24th. Natalia is an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department (University of São Paulo). Her research interests are is in the area of applied economics, with emphasis on household economics, social welfare and public policy.

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Eugenio Zucchelli from Lancaster University will be visiting the Department from Jan 13th to Jan 17th. Eugenio is a Lecturer in Health Economics and he is a member of the Health Economics At Lancaster (HEAL) research group. His current research interests encompass the economics of addiction and risky health-behaviours; health and labour supply; econometric methods for the evaluation of public health interventions; structural econometric modelling; and the relationships between early   Read More ...

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Lola Duque from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid will be visiting the Department from Dec 2nd to Dec 5th. Lola is interested in services marketing for non-profit and public-sector organizations, consumer behaviour (consumer satisfaction with public services), among others.

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Angel Solano from the University of Granada is visiting the Department from Nov 25th to Nov 29th. Angel works mainly in political economy and inmigration (and the political economy of inmigration). http://www.ugr.es/~asolano/

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Professor Simón Sosvilla-Rivero from the Universitat Complutense de Madrid visited the Department in November, 5th to 9th.

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Fabio Cerina, a researcher at the Centre for North South Economic Research (CRENoS), University of Cagliari, is visiting the Department in November, 4th to 15th.

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Jordi Roca Jusmet and Joan Martinez Alier have published the third edition -updated and extended- of the book Economía ecológica y política ambiental (Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico). The fist edition of this book appeared in 2000 and the second edition in 2001; after that, it was reprinted several times. The book has had a great diffusion both in Spain and Latin America. It analyses several theoretical perspectives on the relationship   Read More ...

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