November 7, 2018

“It is crucial to have time and resources to engage with an ambitious research agenda”

Francesc Amat has recently been awarded a Postdoctoral La Caixa Junior Leader Fellowship. He has been one of the 30 young researchers selected by La Caixa Foundation who will benefit from funding that will allow them to continue their research at a Spanish university. Francesc plans to study the causes of the growing political discontent and populist votes that we observe in many democracies. Francesc got his PhD from the…

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November 7, 2018

MSc students turn their research for a master course into a peer-reviewed journal article

Two recent MSc in Economics graduates at the UB School of Economics Alexis Gaona and Juan-Felipe Gonzalez and exchange student Jaakko Järvinen have turned their research for the master course Ecological Economics into a scientific article that has just been published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Environmental & Socio-economic Studies. PhD student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Marula Tsagkari has co-authored the study. The article analyses the carbon dioxide…

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October 30, 2018

Applications for the graduate programme in Economics due to open on November 1st 2018

The UB School of Economics will open the applications for 2019-2020 entry to the graduate programme in Economics on November 1st 2018. The graduate programme comprises a two-year master’s degree in Economics and the PhD in Economics. These can be coursed separately if the student meets the entry requirements. MSc in Economics candidates have time until June 15th 2019 to submit their application. On the other hand, applications for the PhD should be submited before the deadline of May 15th 2019. Further details…

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October 23, 2018

Joan Tugores named 2018 Member of Merit by the Association of Economists of Catalonia

Professor at the University of Barcelona and researcher at the UB School of Economics Joan Tugores has been named 2018 Member of Merit by the Association of Economists of Catalonia for his extensive curriculum and his contributions to the field of economics, with particular attention to the study of globalisation and the economic crisis. The association also highlights his close follow up of the macro and micro economic situation with…

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October 19, 2018

MSc in Economics Student Cristian Navarro Serrano awarded “Masters of Excellence” scholarship from Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

First year MSc in Economics student Cristian Navarro Serrano has been awarded a “Masters of Excellence” scholarship from Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera. These grants are aimed at students with an excellent academic record who are enrolled at high-quality master’s degrees at universities in Catalonia. “This scholarship will give me the boost that I need to face the master’s degree. Not only because of the financial support, but also because of the…

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October 1, 2018

A closer look at the MSc in Economics class of 2020

The UB School of Economics has welcomed 32 new students on the MSc in Economics. This diverse group of people was educated at some of the top universities in the world and will now pursue a cutting-edge master’s degree programme designed to train and educate young economists to undertake top research in Economics. The large majority of our students come from Europe (59%), followed by Asia (22%) and the Americas…

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September 14, 2018

Call for papers announced for IEB-Chair of Energy Sustainability VII International Academic Symposium

The Chair of Energy Sustainability at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) invites the submission of papers for presentation at the VII International Academic Symposium: Smart Energy Systems from a New Energy Policy Approach, which will take place in Barcelona on February 5th, 2019. The deadline for submission of papers is September 23rd, 2018. Topics of interest may include Demand Side Management, Smart Grids, Energy Efficiency, RES Integration, Prosumers, Energy…

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July 30, 2018

UB School of Economics launches new student ambassadors programme

The UB School of Economics is happy to announce the launch of the student Ambassadors Programme, which falls within the framework of a wider project to expand the connection between alumni, students and prospective students. The programme marks an important milestone for the UB School of Economics. The ambassadors consist of alumni and current students who want to support prospective students in their new stage of life and share their…

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July 27, 2018

Summer School on Big Data for Economics gathers 32 participants from 14 countries

The 2018 Summer School on Big Data for Economics hosted by the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics gathered 32 participants from 14 different countries from 2nd to 6th July 2018. Researchers, university lecturers, professionals at private companies and graduate students could be found among the participants in 5th edition of the course. The Summer School brought together people from around the world, allowing cross-cultural connections to develop. Europeans (excluding…

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July 23, 2018

MSc in Economics graduates celebrate their academic achievements at the graduation ceremony

MSc in Economics graduates at the UB School of Economics celebrated their academic achievements with friends and relatives during the Graduation Day at the Faculty of Economics and Business. The ceremony took place on July 11th, 2018 in the Aula Magna of the 696 Building. All graduates wore the academic dress –made up of a robe and hood– and received symbolic diplomas. The MSc in Economics class of 2018 graduated…

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