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July 12, 2019

Call for papers open for the Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics and JRC Regional Modelling Workshop

The Regional Quantitative Analysis (AQR-IREA) research group at the UB School of Economics invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 2019 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics and VII JRC Regional Modelling Workshop “Regional economic modelling and policy impact assessment”. The workshop will focus on economic modelling, regional and territorial analysis and the assessment of the spatial impact of policies. Both methodological and empirical contributions will be…

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July 3, 2019

School of Economics researchers outline citizen perceptions of the EU project with Horizon 2020 partners across Europe

The Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR-IREA) at the UB School of Economics has led the evaluation of the citizen perceptions of the EU regarding the regional performance of the Cohesion Policy and institutional quality. This research falls within the PERCEIVE project, a three-year research project funded by the European programme Horizon 2020 which studies what influences the perception of Europe at the regional level. PERCEIVE is an acronym that stands…

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June 27, 2019

UB School of Economics researchers Enric Tello and Ricard Soto awarded prize for best ‘Journal of Agrarian Change’ article

The UB School of Economics researchers Enric Tello and Ricard Soto have been awarded the Bernstein & Byres Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Agrarian Change in 2018 for “From feudal colonization to agrarian capitalism in Mallorca: Peasant endurance under the rise and fall of large estates (1229–1900)”. Enric Tello and Ricard Soto co-authored the article with Gabriel Jover (Universitat de Girona), Ivan Murray (Universitat de…

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June 20, 2019

School of Economics research warns Spanish pension system reform could have worsened pensioner’s economic position

The last major reform of the Spanish retirement pension system, implemented in 2013, intended to be a major step towards sustainability. However, it also implied foreseeable strong and negative effects on “adequacy”, defined as the extent to which pensions guarantee a sufficient level of income for the elderly. As a result of this reform, pensioners would see their relative economic position worsened throughout forthcoming decades, as a study co-authored by…

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June 19, 2019

New research finds negative impact of temporary work liberalisation on earnings and employment in Spain

The UB School of Economics and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) researcher Dr Judit Vall Castelló has contributed to a new study that has found evidence of a large downward jump in earnings and employment in Spain after the liberalisation of fixed-term contracts in 1984. The reform reduced the number of days worked by 4.9% and earnings by 9.8% in the first 10 years of the workers’ careers. Over 27…

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June 17, 2019

UB School of Economics researchers recognised with Lluís Fina Prize and Luis Toharia Grant at 13th Labour Economics Meeting

The Spanish Association of Labour Economics (AEET) has awarded the Lluís Fina Prize to the UB School of Economics researcher Antonio Di Paolo during the 13th Labour Economics Meeting. On the other hand, the PhD student in Economics at the UB School of Economics Tania Fernández Navia was awarded one of the Luis Toharia Grants at the same meeting, which took place on June 12th-14th 2019 in Islantilla, Huelva. The…

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May 29, 2019

PhD graduate Valeria Bernardo awarded Funcas prize for best dissertation in social sciences

The PhD graduate in Economics Dr Valeria Bernardo has been awarded the Enrique Fuentes Quintana Prize by the Spanish Savings Banks Foundation (Funcas) for the best dissertation in the field of social sciences for the academic year 2017/18. The Enrique Fuentes Quintana prize for Social Sciences recognises the efforts, commitment and hard work required to complete a doctoral thesis and is awarded to doctoral theses in the field of Economics…

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May 29, 2019

Game Theory research explained simply and clearly at a new exhibition at the University of Barcelona

A new exhibition organised by the Game Theory and Assignment Markets Research Group at the UB School of Economics and the University of Barcelona faces the difficult task of explaining what Game Theory is in a simple and clear way, especially for those unfamiliar with this research field. The exhibition addresses the problems associated with the distribution of different types of resources and explains to the public how these can…

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May 28, 2019

UB School of Economics researcher Lluís Bermúdez awarded 12th Ferran Armengol i Tubau Prize

The UB School of Economics researcher Lluís Bermúdez has been awarded the 12th Ferran Armengol i Tubau Prize by the Catalan Economics Society of the Institute for Catalan Studies. The prize was given jointly to Lluís Bermúdez and Dimitris Karlis for their study Tarifació d’assegurances amb múltiples garanties correlacionades. The prize ceremony took place on May 27th 2019 at the Sala Pere i Joan Coromines of the Institute for Catalan…

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May 27, 2019

Extensive involvement of UB School of Economics researchers in the Catalan Economic Society Conference

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona has actively contributed to the organisation of the 2nd Catalan Economic Society Conference. On one hand, the Faculty has been one of the sponsors of the event. On the other hand, many UB School of Economics researchers have participated in the conference activities as speakers, members of the academic committee or attendees. The 2nd Catalan Economic Society Conference was…

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