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November 10, 2020

PhD graduate Athina Raftopoulou awarded extraordinary doctoral prize

Athina Raftopoulou, PhD graduate in Economics at the UB School of Economics, has been awarded the extraordinary doctoral prize for the academic year 2018-2019. The decision was taken by the Governing Council of the University of Barcelona last October 7th, 2020.  Dr Raftopoulou defended her doctoral thesis on “Essays on the Economics of Obesity” on January 28th, 2019. The research aims to analyse the economic and social factors that influence the…

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November 2, 2020

The new edition of ‘The UB in figures’ is available

This year, coinciding with the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of ‘The UB in figures‘ publishes the most outstanding data from last academic year. The document offers a view on the academic activity and shows its evolution over the last courses. For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 73 bachelor’s degrees courses, 15 dual study pathways, 162 master’s degrees courses and 48 doctoral programmes have been approved….

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October 9, 2020

Researcher Raúl Ramos invited to the Spanish Parliament’s Joint Committee on European Union to share his views on the impact of Brexit on the Spanish economy

On Thursday, October 10th, Dr. Raúl Ramos, Vice Dean for Research and Doctoral studies and AQR-IREA researcher, was invited by the Spanish Parliament’s Joint Committee on the European Union to contribute with his expertise on the study that analyses the consequences of BREXIT for the Spanish economy and the future relations with the United Kingdom. Researcher Ramos made a brief analysis on the political consequences of BREXIT: larger relative weight…

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June 10, 2020

Researcher Lídia Farré participated in the Economic Reactivation working group of the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction, created by the Congress of Deputies

On June 8, Lidia Farré, researcher at the UB, participated in the Economic Reactivation working group of the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction, created by the Congress of Deputies. Farré proposed several measures to tackle the gender gap exacerbated by the Covid 19 crisis. The measures presented are: 1) Non-transferable, and equally lengthen, parental leave permits for parents 2) Reconsideration of costs and benefits of reopening the activities at…

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May 23, 2020

PhD in Economics: exceptional third round of admissions

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a great impact on our students, but also on our admitted candidates, and on those who are currently applying to our programmes. With the aim of better managing the influx of incoming applications and to provide flexibility to our applicants, the Academic Committee of the PhD in Economics decided to open an exceptional third round of admissions. The new admission deadline is June 30th, 2020. We are aware…

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May 5, 2020

UB School of Economics researchers launch multiple initiatives to study the spread and socio-economic impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a lot of questions, not all of them are directly related to health. Economists also have a key role to play in this crisis. In this context, many UB School of Economics researchers have reacted quickly and have started to search answers for some of these questions. Some of their initiatives have focused on the analysis of the spread of the virus, while other assess…

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April 27, 2020

Get your admission to the UB School of Economics today and lay the foundation for your career in the post COVID-19 world

At the UB School of Economics we are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will transform our world under many aspects. Adjusting to the changes will be challenging, but we also know that new opportunities will arise in the next months and years. This is why it is important to start planning ahead and invest in education that will provide tools and skills that will fuel innovation. This is the…

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April 21, 2020

The Centre d’Estudis Antoni de Capmany teams up with 16 institutions to launch a series of online seminars on macroeconomic history

The Centre d’Estudis Antoni de Capmany at the UB School of Economics has teamed up with 16 other institutions to launch a series of weekly online seminars on macroeconomic history, which will take place every Tuesday from 16:00 to 17:00 (CEST). This initiative aims to keep the intellectual debate active during the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to university closures and cancellations of seminars, workshops and conferences. The virtual format allows…

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April 10, 2020

New research finds highways managed under Public-Private Partnership agreements are safer than public models

High quality highways are safer than those with a low quality road design, but not all high quality highways are safer in the same degree. According to a recent study by the UB School of Economics, high quality highways managed under Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) appear to be more secure than those managed by the public sector. The annual number of both accidents with victims and victims in these roads is…

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March 16, 2020

The University of Barcelona suspends all face-to-face academic activities and closes buildings due to the COVID-19 health alert

As of March 15th, 2020, all buildings and facilities of the University of Barcelona are closed and access is forbidden except for authorised people, due to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) health alert. All face-to-face learning activities are suspended from March 13th, 2020, to April 14th, 2020 and April 15th, 2020, in the case of the Faculty of Economics and Business. On March 12th, 2020, the Rector of the University of Barcelona…

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