November 13, 2019

Four new three-year post-doctoral opportunities at the UB School of Economics

The UB School of Economics invites applications for four three-year Post-Doctoral positions beginning in September 2020. Fields of interest include Behavioural Economics, Computational Economics, Decision Sciences, Econometrics, Economic History, Finance, Insurance, Microeconomics, Operations Research, Public Economics, Statistics, and Urban, Rural and Regional Economics. Applications should be submitted via the EconJobMarket website before December 1st, 2019. Candidates are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained a PhD…

Read More

November 12, 2019

Job Market candidates list for 2019/20 now available on UB School of Economics website

The list of Job Market Candidates for the current academic year has already been published on the UB School of Economics website. These highly qualified economists are ready to add value to any organisation. In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top universities and institutions such as Bruegel, PUC-Rio, LSE, Universidad Carlos III, Institute of Economics-Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Yale University and University of Sussex. Our 2019/20 candidates…

Read More

November 7, 2019

MSc in Economics student Ricard Grèbol Jiménez awarded Masters of Excellence scholarship from Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation

MSc in Economics student at the UB School of Economics Ricard Grèbol Jiménez has been awarded a Masters of Excellence scholarship from the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. These grants are aimed at students with excellent academic records who are enrolled on high-quality master’s degrees at Catalan universities. “This merit scholarship is a great help which allows me to focus on my studies and, at the same time, is an encouragement to…

Read More

November 6, 2019

New research suggests hiring subsidies are ineffective to promote employment amongst disabled people in Spain

Hiring subsidies in Spain have proven ineffective to promote the participation of disabled people in the labour market, according to a recent study co-authored by the UB School of Economics and IEB researcher Judit Vall Castelló. But it is not all bad news, because positive effects have also been found in the transition of older individuals from unemployment to employment, as well as of women from temporary to permanent positions….

Read More

November 5, 2019

Applications now open for the Master and PhD in Economics

The applications are now open for 2020/21 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 2020 to submit their application. On the other hand, applications for the PhD should be submitted before the deadline of…

Read More

October 7, 2019

10 researchers join the UB School of Economics in the academic year 2019/20

The UB School of Economics welcomes 10 new researchers this academic year 2019/20. More specifically, an associate professor and two assistant professors have joined the Department of Economics in September 2019; an associate professor and a Ramon y Cajal research fellow have joined the Department of Economic History, Institutions and Policy and World Economy; and five postdoctoral researchers have already or will shorty join the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and…

Read More

September 30, 2019

Faculty of Economics and Business hosts book discussion on Branko Milanovic’s new book “Capitalism, Alone”

The Faculty of Economics and Business and the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) at the University of Barcelona will host a book discussion on “Capitalism, Alone”, by Prof. Branko Milanovic. His new book is a provocative account of capitalism’s rise to global dominance, which combines analysis of globalisation and inequality to examine what the future may hold. The author is Visiting Presidential Professor and Core Faculty at the…

Read More

September 30, 2019

A closer look at the MSc in Economics class of 2021

The UB School of Economics has welcomed 26 new students on the MSc in Economics. The large majority of our students come from Europe (58%), followed by South America (15%), Asia (11%), North America (8%) and Middle East (9%). Altogether, there are 11 nationalities represented in the class. The average age is 25 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a cutting-edge master’s degree programme, designed to…

Read More

September 27, 2019

Judit Vall awarded Leonardo Grant by BBVA Foundation to study the effects of the economic crisis on work leaves in Spain

The UB School of Economics and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) researcher, Judit Vall, has been awarded a Leonardo Grant 2019 by the BBVA Foundation. This grant will allow her to investigate the deterrent effects of the economic crisis on sick leaves and to determine what groups of workers are the most affected by this change of behaviour. The research project “Bajas laborales y ciclo económico” will be developed during…

Read More

September 25, 2019

UB School of Economics researcher Lidia Farré awarded Best Paper Award published in Labour Economics in 2018

The UB School of Economics researcher Lidia Farré has been awarded the prize for the best paper published in Labour Economics in 2018 at the 31st European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Conference 2019. Lidia Farre and her co-authors Ryuichi Tanaka and Francesc Ortega received the Best Paper Award for their research on “Immigration and the Public-Private School Choice”, published at Labour Economics (2018), Vol 51, 184-201 The conference took place in…

Read More