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May 31, 2017

“Working at the University of Barcelona was one of my wishes when I decided to pursue an academic career”

Luis Ortiz-Gracia is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics of the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2011. Ortiz-Gracia led the Financial Mathematics and Risk Control research group at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica and carried out research stays at CWI (Netherlands) and the School of Mathematics and Physics of the…

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May 30, 2017

One month left to apply to the MSc in Economics at the UB School of Economics

Candidates interested in applying to the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics MSc in Economics can submit their applications until June 30th, 2017. The MSc in Economics is the perfect programme for new graduated students who want to develop their research skills through a broad selection of courses entirely taught in English. Students have the chance to get very solid methodological foundations and get specialised in some areas of interest…

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May 26, 2017

Careers Month at UB School of Economics closes 2017 edition with great success

The 2017 edition of the Careers Month at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics closed last Wednesday with great success. Four workshops and four panel discussions were held during the month of May to boost the career prospects of graduate students in Economics and Business. Sessions featured as many as fifteen different guest speakers, which gave us different insights on various career paths for students and job search techniques….

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May 24, 2017

The University of Barcelona climbs eight places in the Leiden Ranking for Social Sciences

The University of Barcelona has jumped eight places in the Leiden Ranking 2017 for Social Sciences and Humanities, from 161st to 153rd position worldwide. The university is the leading institution in Spain in this field since 2016, when it overtook the Autonomous University of Barcelona as the top institution in Spain. The University of Barcelona has maintained the upward trend since 2014, improving its position by 123 places worldwide. Havard…

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May 18, 2017

Last round of applications to the PhD in Economics is now open and accepting submissions until June 15th

The last round of applications to the PhD in Economics of the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics is now open. Interested candidates are invited to apply until June 15th, 2017. They will be given resolutions by email on June 30th, 2017. This PhD is addressed to students seeking to pursue original research in Economics in an active, stimulating and international environment. The PhD in Economics offers a wide range…

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May 10, 2017

IEB offers scholarships to students entering the PhD programme in Economics in 2017

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics offers a PhD scholarship starting September 2017 aimed at students who have graduated after 2013 and plan to enrol onto the PhD programme in Economics at the University of Barcelona. Candidates must have a Master’s in Economics completed by summer 2017. Funding is provided initially for three years, followed by a possible extension of one year….

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May 10, 2017

AQR welcomes proposals for special sessions for Geography of Innovation Conference in Barcelona

The Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR) at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics is welcoming proposals for special sessions on the occasion of the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference (GEOINNO 2018). Topics of interests include economic geography and regional science, economics and management science, sociology and network theory, and political and planning sciences. The 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, organised by the AQR research group and the University of…

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May 5, 2017

Funding available for new students joining the MSc in Economics through two teaching assistantships

The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has announced two new teaching assistantships aimed at students joining the MSc in Economics in the academic year 2017-2018. The scholarship recipients will perform teaching support activities devoting a total of 32 hours a month, from November to July. Candidates will be assessed according to their academic career and performance at the bachelor’s degree granting access to the master’s programme (60%), as well…

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May 5, 2017

Deadline for Milan-Barcelona 2017 Summer School on “Attractive Cities” approaching

The Summer School “Attractive Cities: Successes and Conflicts” co-hosted by the University of Milano-Bicocca and the University of Barcelona will improve participants’ knowledge in the field of urban attractions. These will be analysed form different perspectives, concerning different types of urban populations and services, policy models and governance structure. The course will be held in Milan (1st week) and Barcelona (2nd week) from July 10th to 21st, 2017. Topics include…

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May 5, 2017

The Faculty of Economics and Business to welcome 200 researchers for the ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) will host the International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA) 2017 Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics that will gather 200 international researchers. Both the Conference and School will be carried out at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona between June 19th and 23rd, 2017. Through its annual conferences, the ITEA thrives to promote the development and application of transport…

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