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March 13, 2020

New research estimates losses from premature lung cancer deaths in Spain at €13.1 billion over a decade

With a survival rate of only 10.7%, lung cancer is the main cancer-related cause of death and one of the main causes of productivity loss in Spain. According to a recent study by the UB School of Economics researcher Josep Darbà and the scientific advisor at BCN Health Alicia Marsà, premature deaths due to lung cancer in Spain are responsible for 60,846 years of potential productive life lost and productivity…

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February 20, 2020

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group is hiring senior and postdoctoral fellows for 2020/21

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) at the UB School of Barcelona is hiring a senior research fellow for the 2020-21 academic year. The research centre is also hiring two postdoctoral fellows on Comparative Politics. Led by Prof Carles Boix, IPERG supports empirical research on democratic politics, electoral behaviour, party systems and electoral institutions, mainly with the financial support of the European Research Council (ERC). The senior fellow will pursue research and contribute to the…

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February 12, 2020

The IEB invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 2020 Summer School in Urban Economics

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) at the UB School of Economics invites the submission of papers for presentation at the 2020 Summer School in Urban Economics, which will take place on June 8-10, 2020. The course is aimed at PhD students with an interest in urban economics including housing, real estate, transportation, local public good provision, spatial distribution of activities, economic geography and urban or regional policy. The objective…

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February 12, 2020

“Experimental and Behavioural Economics are fundamental for any professional economist”

The Summer School 2020 at the UB School of Economics will focus on Behavioural and Experimental Economics. Prof. Friederike Mengel (University of Essex) and Pol Campos-Mercade (Lund University) are both experts in these fields and will be the guest lecturers of our summer course, which will take place on July 6-10, 2020 at the University of Barcelona. We have recently interviewed them in order to find out more about behavioural…

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February 10, 2020

New research shows paid curbside parking increased neighborhood car-ownership levels in Barcelona

The introduction of paid curbside parking to reduce non-resident/visitor demand of parking spots increased neighborhood car-ownership levels in Barcelona. According to a recent study co-authored by the UB School of Economics researcher Daniel Albalate, the implementation of such parking policy raised car ownership by an average 11 cars per 1000 inhabitants. Furthermore, this effect is multiplied by more than fourfold five years after its initial implementation. The findings suggests that…

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January 21, 2020

Firms’ choice between technological cooperation and outsourcing should take regional context into account, research finds

Networking strategies have a positive and significant impact on firms’ innovation performance. However, not all mechanisms generate the same returns. This is one of the reasons why firms should take the regional innovation context into account, according to a recent study co-authored by Rovira i Virgili University’s Damián Tojeiro-Rivero and UB School of Economics’ Rosina Moreno. The findings show that technological cooperation is more beneficial for firms located in a…

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January 8, 2020

UB School of Economics researchers Enric Tello, Marc Badia-Miró awarded Ramon Garrabou Prize in Economic History

The UB School of Economics researchers Enric Tello and Marc Badia-Miró have been awarded the 14th Ramon Garrabou Prize for the best article in Economic History by the Agrarian History Studies Society (SEHA). The study was published in the scientific journal Historia Agraria under the title Land-use and rural inequality profiles in the province of Barcelona in mid-nineteenth century. The SEHA board of directors awarded the prize to this article…

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December 12, 2019

UB School of Economics researcher Antonio Di Paolo awarded funding by La Caixa for socially-oriented research projects

The Social Observatory of La Caixa has awarded funding for 12 socially-oriented research projects that will shed light on vocational training, early school leaving and job insecurity. The UB School of Economics and AQR researcher Antonio Di Paolo leads of one of these projects, entitled “Does working while studying matter for graduates’ employability? The role of job-field match”. The project aims to investigate whether working while studying at university affects…

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December 12, 2019

UB School of Economics to host conference on Population Economics in 2020

The UB School of Economics will host the 34th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), which will take place on June 18th-20th, 2020 at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona. The event will be co-organized by the Pompeu Fabra University. The UB School of Economics researchers Antonio Di Paolo, Lídia Farré and Judit Vall together with the Pompeu Fabra University professor…

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November 15, 2019

Department of Economics hiring Associate or Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Economics

The Department of Economics of the University of Barcelona invites applications for an Associate or Assistant Professor position in the field of Energy and Environmental Economics, beginning in September 2020. Applications should be submitted via EconJobMarket before December 4th, 2019. Candidates will be considered at the Associate or Assistant Professor level depending on their qualifications. Candidates are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and will have the opportunity to…

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