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February 22, 2024

Apply for the PhD in Economics with entry funding opportunities for 2024-2025 academic year

Prospective candidates interested in joining the PhD in Economics at the University of Barcelona School of Economics for the academic year 2024-2025 are encouraged to apply before March 15, 2024, and secure their chance to receive entry funding. Applications from all research areas are welcome to the PhD programme. However, the current entry funding opportunities include: – 3 Full Scholarships in Economics at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB). More…

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February 13, 2024

AGAUR Awards Grant to UB School of Economics for Climate Change Research

The UB School of Economics’ research group, Riskcenter-IREA, has secured funding from the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) for the project “Climate Change: Risk Management and Insurance for a Sustainable Economy,” as part of the call “Funding for research projects for mitigation and adaptation to climate change 2023.” The project, led by our researcher Helena Chuliá, aims to advance scientific understanding of the main financial risks…

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February 5, 2024

The UB improves positions and is listed among the top 100 universities worldwide in the Webometrics ranking

The University of Barcelona holds the 100th position in the Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics). It has improved by thirteen positions compared to last year and is now the Spanish leading institution and the ninth in the European Union. The UB is the leading institution in Spain in the three indicator groups of the ranking. In Impact, about the number of links that direct to websites of the analyzed institution,…

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January 24, 2024

Citizens would only give up free elections in exchange for a threefold increase in income, according to research by the UB

  The increasing political polarization and the emergence of populist parties with authoritarian tendencies have generated much concern about citizens’ adherence to democracy and the durability of liberal institutions today. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and Princeton University have used an innovative methodology to estimate how much citizens value democracy and other economic and social features, such as having a public healthcare system or living in an egalitarian society….

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January 16, 2024

Boosting Brains and Breaking Barriers: a closer look at Ghana’s school feeding success

Ever wondered if school meals could make a real difference in a child’s education? A recent experiment in Ghana aimed to find out, and the results are quite eye-opening. In a large-scale initiative led by the Ghanaian government, our researcher Elisabetta Aurino co-conducted a randomized trial to explore the impact of the school feeding program on students’ learning. What they found after two years was pretty remarkable and it was…

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January 12, 2024

UB School of Economics to host the XVI edition of the Labour Economics Meeting

The Spanish Association of Labour Economics (AEET) and the University of Barcelona School of Economics (UBSE) will hold the XVI Labour Economics Meeting on July 11-12, 2024 at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. The Labour Economics Meeting will feature two keynote speakers: Ana Rute Cardoso (Instituto de Ciencias Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa) and Joan Monràs (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco). A roundtable discussion…

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January 10, 2024

Ció Patxot, UB School of Economics researcher, leads an international project on the socio-economic impact of the aging of the European population.

One of the objectives of the SUSTAINWELL project, led by the University of Barcelona and funded by the Horizon Europe programme is to explore policies that help the “sandwich generation” to s upport the baby boomers, who are now retiring, without lowering the fertility rate or reducing investment in education. The project will address the medium and long-term impact of an ageing society in terms of income redistribution. SUSTAINWELL wants…

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December 22, 2023

20 researchers join the UB School of Economics in 2023

The UB School of Economics is pleased to introduce 20 new researchers who have joined our faculty in 2023: Cristina Belles: Cristina joined the Department of Economics (Public Economics section) as a Beatriu de Pinós research fellow. She received her PhD in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2017. Caroline Coly: Caroline joined the Department of Economics (Public Economics section) as a postdoctoral researcher. She received her PhD in…

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November 23, 2023

UB School of Economics opens applications for Postdoctoral and Assistant Professor positions

The University of Barcelona School of Economics is accepting applications for three two-year Postdoctoral and one six-year Assistant Professor positions starting in September 2024. Postdoctoral positions may transition to an Assistant Professorship contingent upon a favorable evaluation and the availability of positions. Fields of interest:   – Behavioral Economics – Environmental; Agricultural Economics – Finance – Health; Education; Welfare – Industrial Organization – Insurance – Labor; Demographic Economics – Microeconomics –…

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October 30, 2023

Job Market Candidates list for 2023-2024 now available

The list of Job Market Candidates for the 2023-2024 academic year has been published on the UB School of Economics website. In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top institutions and organizations. List of 2022-2023 Job Market Candidates placements: – Arianna Garofalo: Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. – Ignacio Garrón: Visiting Professor in the Department of Statistics at the Universidad Carlos III de…

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