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November 8, 2016

FBK-IRVAPP Winter School on impact evaluation of public policies – Call for Applications

Applications for the Winter School on “Fundamentals and methods for Impact Evaluation of Public Policies” are now open. The course is the 9th edition of an initiative by the Bruno Kessler Foundation-Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (FBK-IRVAPP). The Winter School has been designed to be of particular benefit to PhD students and researchers in Social Sciences, Economics and Statistics, needing to undertake policy evaluation analysis using microdata….

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November 4, 2016

Trainee Position at the OECD Development Centre for a MSc or PhD student in Economics – Call for Applications

The OECD Development Centre is looking for a trainee to contribute to the work of the Development Centre on international migration and development, in particular in the framework of the project Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination (ECLM). The trainee will in particular work on the fiscal effects of immigration in Costa Rica. Only Master or PhD students in economics are eligible…

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November 4, 2016

Four TA Scholarships awarded to graduate students in Economics for their outstanding records

Four Teaching Assistant (TA) Scholarships have been awarded to graduate students in Economics at the University of Barcelona for their outstanding academic records. Two scholarships have been awarded to Tania Fernández and Juan Torrecillas, who have started their PhD in 2016, after having completed a master’s at the University of Barcelona and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics respectively. Fernández’s research is focused on Labour and Demographic Economics, while Torrecillas…

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November 4, 2016

Job opening for economists at Focus Economics – Call for Candidates

The provider of economic intelligence reports Focus Economics seeks a Junior Economist with strong writing skills based in Barcelona. The candidate should have finished a degree in Economics and should have a very good knowledge of macroeconomics. The position requires excellent writing and communication skills in English. Experience in journalism and report writing is a strong asset for this position. The successful candidate will research, analyse, interpret and write news…

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November 3, 2016

Erasmus+ mobility grants for lecturers – Call for Applications

The University of Barcelona has announced 20 mobility grants for teaching purposes for UB lecturers within the Erasmus+ KA107 programme. Candidates are required to have a European nationality and be lecturers at the University of Barcelona. The duration of the exchange will depend on the host university, but they will all take place between February 1st, 2017, and December 31st, 2017. The grant will consist of a travel allowance depending…

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October 28, 2016

Grant of professional development at UNESCO’s Education Sector – Call for Applications

The Centre UNESCO de Catalunya, in cooperation with UNESCO, offers a grant addressed to highly qualified postgraduate students to undertake an internship at the UNESCO’s Sector of Education in Paris. The successful candidate will contribute to the analysis of education policies, undertake comparative policy research, liaise with Centre UNESCO de Catalunya and contribute to the facilitation of the Catalan participation to the UNESCO General Conference, among other tasks. Therefore, a…

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October 28, 2016

Job opening at the Directorate-General for Economic Analysis of the Catalan Government – Call for Candidates

The Directorate-General for Economic Analysis of the Catalan Government is seeking a senior officer on a 6 month contract to provide technical assistance in conducting economic surveys, production of publications, improvement of existing dissemination tools, web content development and economic data processing. Candidates are required to hold a second or third university degree and a C1 Catalan language certificate. Experience in the field of economic analysis, a research interest in…

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October 27, 2016

UB Economics’s Concepció Patxot to coordinate EU-funded research on welfare models

The University of Barcelona is leading one of the projects awarded EU-funding by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change”. UB researchers Concepció Patxot, as Principal Investigator (PI) and coordinator, and Meritxell Solé participate in this project. They have partnered with the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the VATT Institute for Economic Research and the Austrian Institute for Economic Research. Funding…

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October 26, 2016

UB ranked among top 100 universities in the world, according to BGU

The University of Barcelona stands out once more among the top 100 universities worldwide and it is leader in Spain, according to the prestigious international ranking Best Global Universities (BGU). The University of Barcelona holds the 86th position worldwide and gains four positions compared to last edition, whereas in Europe it holds the 24th and gains two positions compared to 2015. The ranking is based on a set of indicators…

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October 26, 2016

UB collaboration grant with the Vice Dean for Research and PhD – Call for applications

The Faculty of Economics and Business has announced a UB collaboration grant with the Vice Dean for Research and PhD. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Vice Dean and will carry out administrative tasks related to the postgraduate programmes at the Faculty. The collaboration period will start on January 1st and will end on December 31st, 2017, with a period of inactivity in August. Only students enrolled…

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