March 2, 2021

The Catalan Society of Economics creates the blog, promoted by our researcher Lídia Farré

The Catalan Society of Economic has launched the Catalan economics blog It is an initiative promoted by both current UB members and alumni. The blog is run with the contributions of our researcher Lidia Farré, PhD in Economics and lecturer in the UB Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics, UB alumni Josep Maria Raya, PhD in Economics, the UB undergraduate in Economics Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela together with Roger Romagosa and Xavier…

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February 3, 2021

UB School of Economics at POLITICO’S EU Studies & Career Fair

On February 4 and 5, UB School of Economics will be present in the POLITICO’S EU Studies & Career Fair. Every year this fair becomes a meeting point between the best universities and organizations in the world, and top-level students and young professionals seeking a future in matters related to the European Union, international relations, political science, business, economy, public policy, and law. UB School of Economics will be present…

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February 1, 2021

University of Barcelona ranked among world’s top 100 universities

The University of Barcelona has been ranked amongst the top 100 institutions in the world, according to the first edition of 2021 of the Ranking Web of Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with regard to its international dimension. In both rankings, our institution has been the only university in Spain that ranked among the 100 first positions. The University of Barcelona steps up to position number 92 of the…

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January 27, 2021

Researcher Ció Patxot to lead European project TRANSHIST

Ció Patxot, researcher at the UB School of Economics and member of the Barcelona Economic Analysis Team (BEAT), is participating as principal researcher at the European project TRANSHIST based on the interaction between the welfare state and the family throughout history. Developed by the International Centre of Aging and financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, it is an initiative of the Interreg V-A Cooperation Programme, Spain-Portugal (POCTEP), 2014-2020. Other researchers are collaborating in…

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January 25, 2021

Project on gender competition policy by researcher Joan Ramon Borrell selected by the OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) selected the proposal of an original research on the topic of gender competition policy run by UB School of Economics researcher Joan Ramon Borrell together with Carmen García and Juan Luis Jiménez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and José Manuel Ordóñez-de-Haro (Universidad de Málaga). The OECD “Gender Inclusive Competition Policy” call has been launched with the support of the Canadian Competition Bureau and saw the participation of 61…

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December 18, 2020

UB School of Economics to co-host conference on population economics in 2021

The UB School of Economics and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics will host the 34th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), which will take place on June 17th-19th, 2021 by videoconference. The UB School of Economics researchers Antonio Di Paolo, Lídia Farré and Judit Vall together with the Pompeu Fabra University professor Libertad González constitute the local organising team. The keynote speakers will be the Professor of Economics at Brown University Anna Aizer and the Professor in Economics at the…

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December 16, 2020

New research shows that increase the safety is key to avoid elderly drivers accidents

Spain has recorded an increase on its number of elderly drivers due to an increase in this population cohort and, as in other countries, it will become more significant over the coming years. According to a recent study co-authored by UB School of Economics researchers Mercedes Ayuso and Miguel Santolino, based on data from 2016 provided by the Dirección General de Tráfico de España (Spanish Traffic Authority), the accident severity and the expected costs of…

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December 3, 2020

8 researchers join the UB School of Economics in 2020

The UB School of Economics welcomed 8 new researchers in 2020. More specifically, an assistant professor and a guest professor joined the Department of Economics; a postdoctoral researcher, two assistant professors and a Beatriu de Pinós research fellow joined the Department of Economic History, Institutions and Policy and World Economy; and two postdoctoral researchers joined the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics and the Department of Economic, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. The new…

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December 2, 2020

Applications now open for the Master and PhD in Economics

The applications are now open for 2021/22 entry to the graduate programme in Economics at the UB School of Economics. The graduate programme comprises a two-year master’s degree in Economics and the PhD in Economics. These can be studied independently of one another if the student meets the entry requirements.  MSc in Economics candidates have time until June 15th, 2021 to submit their application. On the other hand, applications for the PhD should be submitted before the deadline of April 30th, 2021. Further details on how to apply can be…

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December 1, 2020

Two new three-year postdoctoral opportunities at the UB School of Economics

The UB School of Economics invites applications for two three-year postdoctoral positions beginning in September 2021. Fields of interest include Development, Growth, International Trade, Macroeconomics, Monetary, Public Economics (Economic analysis of governments) and Public Policy (Empirical evaluation of public policies). Applications should be submitted via the EconJobMarket website before December 11th, 2020. Candidates are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained a PhD when taking up the position. Successful applicants will…

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