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February 27, 2019

Faculty of Economics and Business at the UB ranked one of the best for Social Sciences & Management

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona has a reputation of being one of the best in the area of Social Sciences & Management. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 has once again confirmed this status. The UB has been ranked among the top 5 universities in Spain for this area. The Social Sciences & Management area covers subjects such as Accounting & Finance,…

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February 25, 2019

Montserrat Guillén and Alfonso Herranz win two ICREA Academia Awards

The UB School of Economics researchers Montserrat Guillén and Alfonso Herranz have each been awarded an ICREA Academia Award, which will allow them to enhance their academic research during the next five years. The ICREA Academia grant aims to encourage and reward the research excellence of teaching and research staff with permanent positions in public universities in Catalonia. This research intensification programme gives priority to researchers with a large potential…

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January 23, 2019

Summer School will unravel the effects of market rivalry on growth with Duke and Barcelona professors

The Summer School The Economics of Growth: Innovation, Rivalry, and Institutions will seek to unravel the effects of market rivalry and institutions on innovation and growth from July 1st-5th, 2019, in Barcelona. The 20-hour course will be taught by leading researchers in the field of Economics of Growth Pietro F. Peretto, Professor at the Department of Economics at Duke University, and Vahagn Jerbashian, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics…

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January 14, 2019

IEB invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 8th Workshops on Public Economics and Political Economy

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 8th Workshops on Public Economics and Political Economy in Barcelona. The Workshop on Economics of Taxation & Social Expenditure will take place from 4th to 5th June and the Workshop on Political Economy, from 6th to 7th June. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Please note that each paper can only be submitted to…

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January 14, 2019

MSc in Economics to offer Erasmus+ exchange opportunities with the Kyoto University from 2019/20

MSc in Economics students at the UB School of Economics will benefit from a new Erasmus+ exchange agreement with Kyoto University (Japan). From the academic year 2019/20, two students from the Faculty of Economics and Business will be able to study master’s degree courses at Kyoto University for one semester each academic year. Likewise, up to two students from Kyoto University will be able to apply for a temporary stay…

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January 7, 2019

Job market candidates from 2017/18 hold academic and research positions at institutions in Europe and America

Job market candidates at the UB School of Economics from the academic year 2017/18 currently hold academic and research positions at institutions in Europe and America, including the London School of Economics (LSE), Korea University (KU), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Universidad del Valle (Univalle) and México Evalúa. Nicolas Gonzalez-Pampillon joined the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, run by the LSE, Centre for Cities, and…

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December 4, 2018

Former UB School of Economics researcher Marta Curto awarded prize for Best Journal Article

PhD graduate in Economics and former researcher at UB School of Economics Marta Curto has been awarded the José Manuel Blecua Prize for the best article published in a recognised journal in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. Curto, who is a former Marie Curie Fellow at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) at the University of Barcelona, has won the prize for her article “Does electoral…

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November 21, 2018

Faculty of Economics and Business at the UB invites applications for four Post-Doctoral positions

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona invites applications for four three-year Post-Doctoral positions starting in 2019. The Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics (Section of Public Policy) will recruit a Post-Doctoral researcher with a focus on Public Economics and Public Policy. The Department of Economics (Section of Economic Theory) will add to the team a Post-Doctoral researcher with a focus on Macroeconomics, International Trade…

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November 21, 2018

Two Post-Doctoral fellowships available at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group at the UB

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) at the University of Barcelona seeks to fill up to two Post-Doctoral fellowships on comparative politics linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United…

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November 14, 2018

Job Market candidates list for 2018/19 now available on UB School of Economics website

The list of Job Market Candidates for the current academic year has already been published on the UB School of Economics website. These highly qualified economists are ready to add value to any organization. In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top universities such as PUC-Rio, LSE, Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Institute of Economics-Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Yale University and University of Sussex. Our 2018/19 candidates will…

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