UB School of Economics researchers recognised with Lluís Fina Prize and Luis Toharia Grant at 13th Labour Economics Meeting
The Spanish Association of Labour Economics (AEET) has awarded the Lluís Fina Prize to the UB School of Economics researcher Antonio Di Paolo during the 13th Labour Economics Meeting. On the other hand, the PhD student in Economics at the UB School of Economics Tania Fernández Navia was awarded one of the Luis Toharia Grants at the same meeting, which took place on June 12th-14th 2019 in Islantilla, Huelva.
The aim of the Lluís Fina Prize is to recognise both theoretical and applied research excellence in the field of labour economics, including articles published in academic journals and book chapters. This year’s award-winning paper was selected by a committee of three independent and leading labor economists appointed by the Governing Board of the AEET. The members of the Prize Committee were Raquel Carrasco (Universidad Carlos III), Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Laura Hospido (Banco de España).
The UB School of Economics researcher Antonio Di Paolo received the Lluís Fina Prize for his article “Bilingual schooling and earnings: Evidence from a language-in-education reform” which he co-authored with Lorenzo Cappellari and was published in the scientific journal Economics of Education Review in June 2018. Di Paolo received the award from the president of the AEET Executive Committee and Vice-Dean for Research and Doctorate of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona, Raul Ramos, and the jury’s representative and researcher at the Universidad de Oviedo, Begoña Cueto.
The AEET also awarded four Luis Toharia Grants to four young researchers pursuing a PhD or who have recently defended their PhD thesis. These grants recognise the relevance and methodological and scientific quality of the papers presented by the candidates in the 13th Labour Economics Meeting. The members of the Grant Committee were Helena Corrales (Universidad de Valladolid), Begoña Cueto (Universidad de Oviedo) and Rosa Santero (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos).
The PhD student in Economics at the UB School of Economics Tania Fernández Navia was awarded one of the Luis Toharia Grant for her paper “Effect of Unemployment Benefit Generosity on Geographical Mobility”. She is currently undertaking her PhD under the supervision of Concepció Patxot and Lídia Farre.
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