Four UB School of Economics PhD graduates awarded extraordinary doctoral prize

The Paranimf of the Historical Building hosted on May 10, for the first time in three years, the award ceremony of the last third editions of the extraordinary doctoral prize for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 academic years.

Four PhD graduates in Economics of the UB School of Economics have been awarded this prize. The decision was taken by the Governing Council of the Universitat de Barcelona among the theses that have obtained the highest marks:

2017-2018 academic year

Dr Nicolás Francisco González Pampillon: Essays on Urban Economics. This thesis contributes with empirical evidence on policies that attempt to reduce spatial inequalities and also studies the drivers of residential segregation.

Dr Jorge Mario Uribe Gil: Essays on Risk and Uncertainty in Economics and Finance. This thesis wants to explain how risk and uncertainty change according to factors such as market states or market participants.

2018-2019 academic year

Dr Athina Raftopoulou: Essays on the Economics of Obesity. The results of this thesis indicate that obesity prevalence rates have been increasing over the last twenty years among the Spanish population, as in most developed countries.

2019-2020 academic year

Dr Tania Fernández Navia: Essays on Labor Markets and Institutions. The main purpose of the PhD thesis was to study two key factors for the proper functioning of the labor market: geographic mobility, and selection processes.

Congratulations to all of them!

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