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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November 24, 2020

Yolanda Blasco-Martel awarded the XVI Premi Catalunya d’Economia 2019

UB School of Economics researcher ​​Yolanda Blasco-Martel has been awarded the XVI Premi Catalunya d’Economia 2019 for her work ‘El Banc de Barcelona, 1874-1920; decadència i fallida’. A book written jointly with UB professor Carles Sudrià Triay, currently retired. Sudrià was the director of Blasco’s doctoral thesis, “An intelligent man with an impressive capacity for work”, in the words of the co-author of the book.  During the online event, the awarded teachers presented a summary of the work that already won the Vicens Vives 2017 prize, awarded by the…

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November 24, 2020

A closer look at the MSc in Economics class of 2022

The UB School of Economics welcomed 27 new students to the MSc in Economics. The large majority of our students come from Europe (54%), followed by Asia (18%), South America (10%), Middle East (10%) and North America (8%). Altogether, there are 12 nationalities represented in the class. The average age is 26 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a cutting-edge master’s degree programme, designed to train…

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November 19, 2020

New edition of the ‘UB’s science cafés’

During the week of 23 November, will take place the activity ‘Cafès científics de la UB‘. This is a series of meetings in which experts from various fields at the University of Barcelona will be holding a virtual café to share their knowledge with the public, thus offering a multidisciplinary view of the current pandemic.    Through these online meetings, the UB Faculty of Economics and Business joins the European Researchers’ Night…

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November 10, 2020

Job Market Candidates list for 2020/21 now available

The list of Job Market Candidates for the 2020/21 academic year has been published on the UB School of Economics website.   In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top universities and organisations such as ZEW Mannheim, University of Bern, University of Zurich, PUC-Rio, London School of Economics, Compass Lexecon and Bruegel.  The Placement Officer for the 2020/21 academic year is Dr Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal and the Placement Assistant is Jordi Roca Solanelles.  Our 2020/21 candidates available for interviews are: Magdalena…

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