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May 16, 2019

Germà Bel: “Barcelona is a clear candidate to implement congestion charging to cut the number of vehicles driving into the city center”

The congestion charge is a mechanism to reduce traffic congestion and pollution from private vehicles. Although it is a very unpopular measure among drivers, European cities such as London, Stockholm and Milan have already implemented it. In these cases, users of private cars must pay a toll to enter the urban centre at rush hours. With the Spanish local elections around the corner, the debate to introduce a congestion charge…

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May 13, 2019

School of Economics research suggests that the paternity leave reform in Spain may have discouraged subsequent fertility

The introduction of the two-week paid paternity leave in Spain in 2007 may have reduced the subsequent fertility of eligible couples, as parents now wait longer to have another child, according to a recent scientific article co-authored by the UB School of Economic researcher Dr. Lídia Farré and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra researcher Dr. Libertad González. The findings have been published at the Journal of Public Economics under the title “Does paternity leave reduce fertility?” Two reasons may be driving…

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May 13, 2019

PhD student Magdalena Domínguez awarded funding for doctoral research on criminal networks using Big Data

The UB School of Economics and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) doctoral student Magdalena Domínguez has been awarded a PhD grant by the Banc Sabadell Foundation. This funding, known as Ayudas a la Investigación 2018, will allow her to carry out a project to identify and explain criminal networks using Big Data. “I am very honored to receive this grant. Not only it will provide me with better opportunities to…

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April 29, 2019

Vahagn Jerbashian: “Economic growth theory delivers answers to fascinating relevant questions”

The UB School of Economics will host the Summer School “The Economics of Growth: Innovation, Rivalry, and Institutions” on July 1-5, 2019. Vahagn Jerbashian is the Academic Coordinator for this summer programme. The course will be taught by Professor Pietro F. Peretto from Duke University, a leading researcher in economic growth theory, and Vahagn, who is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Barcelona. In…

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April 24, 2019

Barcelona Economics Analysis Team announces new scholarships to support PhD studies

The Barcelona Economics Analysis Team (BEAT) has recently announced new three-year PhD scholarships for full-time students at the UB School of Economics beginning in September 2019. The successful candidates will develop their doctoral research under a BEAT’s project which investigates the interaction between intergenerational transfers, altruism and public policy. Successful applicants will be expected to teach Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at undergraduate level within the Department of Economics at the University…

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April 10, 2019

PhD graduates Valeria Bernardo and Ilias Pasidis awarded extraordinary doctoral prize

PhD graduates in Economics of the UB School of Economics Dr. Valeria Bernardo and Dr. Ilias Pasidis have been awarded the extraordinary doctoral prize for the academic year 2016-2017. The award ceremony took place in the Paranimph of the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona on April 9th 2019, hosted by Dr. Joan Elias, rector of the University of Barcelona. Dr. Bernardo defended her PhD thesis Essays in Competition…

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March 26, 2019

Four UB School of Economics PhD students awarded SEBAP mobility grants

Four UB School of Economics PhD students have been awarded a research mobility grant by the Barcelona Economic Society of Friends of the Country (SEBAP). The recipients are Tania Fernández-Navia, Jeffrey Pagel, Giorgos Papadomichelakis and Kinga Barbara Tchorzewska. The grant provides €4,200 in funding for a visiting period at a foreign institution. In this case, the four PhD students have chosen the University of Warwick, University of California in San…

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March 25, 2019

UB School of Economics participates in the master’s and postgraduate fair Saló Futura

For the fifth consecutive year, the UB School of Economics took part in the master’s and postgraduate fair Saló Futura. More than 70 exhibitors were drawn by the 16th edition of the fair, organised by Fira Barcelona on March 22nd and 23rd. The staff of our school showcased the existing portfolio of degrees, namely the MSc in Economics, the PhD in Economics and the Summer School  programme. Many students approached the UB School…

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March 21, 2019

Department of Economics is hiring an Assistant Professor in the field of Public Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of Barcelona is hiring an Assistant Professor with special interest in Public Economics to join the Faculty of Economics and Business in September 2019. Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must be in possession of the corresponding favorable governmental accreditation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to develop independent research programmes…

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March 20, 2019

The IEB offers scholarships for new PhD students at the UB School of Economics

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) offers PhD scholarships aimed at students who enrol the doctoral programme in Economics at the UB School of Economics. The successful candidates will develop their research under the supervision of academics belonging to the IEB research programmes. They will also have teaching duties in Applied Economics at undergraduate level within the Department of Economics –area of Public Economics– of the Faculty of Economics and…

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