2017 News

14.12.2017

ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to Prof. Libertad González and Prof. Gaël Le Mens

Two new awards make a total of 14 department professors conducting long-term EU supported research
01.12.2017

CRES-UPF research team wins 2017 Senior Citizen Award from the Agrupación Foundation

The health economics research team will develop a novel study in the field of aging
27.10.2017

Andrei Shleifer delivers kickoff lecture for the 2017-2018 academic year

The 28th annual Lliçó d’Economia emphasised the importance of education and human capital in economic growth
20.10.2017

Jan Eeckhout presents a new paper examining profit margins and market power

The research studies data from 1950 to 2014 and documents the evolution of markups, secular trends, and rising market power
11.10.2017

UPF Business and Economics degree programmes ranked #40 globally by Times Higher Education University Rankings

The UPF is the only Spanish university in the global top 50 for Business and Economics degrees
06.10.2017

Miguel Espinosa awarded Young Economist Prize for research on vertical integration of knowledge workers

The prize was given by the JEI scientific committee for his analysis on the roles of specialised workers and firms' hiring practices
27.09.2017

The UPF Department of Economics and Business hires four new professors

Talented new teaching faculty to start at the begining of the 2017-18 academic year
20.09.2017

ERC Starting Grants awarded to Profs. Ruben Durante and Antonio Penta

Two Economics professors have won European funding to conduct research projects lasting up to five years
30.08.2017

Successful job market placements for Economics, Finance and Management PhD students

Alumni have secured competitive placement at top academic institutions, research centres, financial firms, and international organisations
31.07.2017

The UPF School of Economics and Business welcomes an outstanding class of freshman students for 2017-18

UPF undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business are among the most competitive in Catalonia, and strong freshman numbers once again reinforce the programme's reputation for excellence in education.
17.07.2017

Ruben Durante and Piotr Zwernik awarded Beatriu de Pinós research fellowships

The fellowship recognises young researchers for their potential to become leaders in their fields
12.07.2017

The Spanish Finance Association's 25th Finance Forum hosted by the UPF

The Forum featured prominent keynote speakers, 116 paper presentations, and involvement from UPF professors
03.07.2017

Jesica de Armas awarded Luis Azcárraga Prize for aviation operations research

Research in efficient air transport planning by Prof. de Armas was awarded a 2017 prize from the ENAIRE Foundation
27.06.2017

Research by Professor Julian di Giovanni explores international spillovers and local credit cycles

Prof. di Giovanni is one of the authors of a working paper analysing capital inflows as drivers of domestic credit cycles.
13.06.2017

12th Metaheuristics International Conference to be hosted at UPF

The MIC'17 and MAEB'17 events will be held from July 4-7, 2017, at the Ciutadella campus in Barcelona
01.06.2017

Luigi Pascali studies Italian Renaissance banking and modern-day economic performance

Research in economic history and comparative development gives new insight to today's productivity and income gaps
22.05.2017

Rosa Ferrer investigates gender gaps in performance among high-skilled professionals

Research examines gender performance indicators to better understand why wage gaps and professional discrepancies exist between men and women
15.05.2017

Isaac Baley awarded Marie Curie Fellowship for research on markets and policy uncertainty

Prof. Baley will investigate the relationships between global policy uncertainty and international financial markets, linking international finance, asset pricing, and macroeconomics
20.04.2017

Ruben Durante wins AEJ 2017 award for Best Paper in Applied Economics

UPF Department of Economics and Business professor Ruben Durante has won a 2017 award from the American Economic Journal (AEJ) for the Best Paper in Applied Economics.
11.04.2017

ERC Consolidator Grant funds awarded to Professor Julian di Giovanni

ERC Consolidator Grant funds awarded to Professor Julian di Giovanni
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