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MOVE News

David Pérez-Castrillo awarded an ICREA Academia
16/02/2015

MOVE fellow David Perez-Castrillo has been awarded an ICREA Academia in its 2014 edition.


Nezih Guner interviewed in the newspaper "La Vanguardia" and finalists for the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" prize
09/02/2015

MOVE fellow Nezih Guner was interviewed in the newspaper "La Vanguardia". The interview highlights his recent research on the relation between marriage and health, carried out jointly with MOVE fellow Joan Llull and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-IDEA PhD student Yuliya Kulikova.

The research by Guner, Llull and Kulikova is also among the eight finalists for the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" prize. This prize aims at promoting awareness of scientific research in Spain and invites everyone to participate in an on-line voting to select the winner.


Jordi Massó appointed Associate Editor of Review of Economic Design
08/02/2015

MOVE fellow Jordi Massó has been appointed Associate Editor of Review of Economic Design.


Caterina Calsamiglia has obtained an ERC Starting Grant
17/12/2014

We congratulate MOVE fellow Caterina Calsamiglia on obtaining an ERC Starting Grant at MOVE for the project "A Comprehensive Approach to School Choice and Education.”


Postdoc positions at MOVE
12/11/2014

Position Type: Post-doctoral
Categories/Specialties: Learning in macroeconomics, Models of asset prices, Monetary and fiscal policy, Macro and financial policy under private information and incomplete markets.
Deadline: March 31, 2015


Takeshi Ojima, new MOVE visitor
06/10/2014

Takeshi Ojima, from the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Osaka University, will visit MOVE and UFAE from October 2nd, 2014 to March 29th, 2015, granted by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. This visit is due to the ISER and MOVE collaboration agreement, signed in 2011. For more information about him, read more.


Pedro Rey-Biel joins the Econmics blog "Nada es Gratis" as a regular collaborator
02/10/2014

MOVE Fellow Pedro Rey-Biel, is now regularly collaborating with the Economics blog Nada es Gratis. This is the most widely spread blog on Economic issues in Spain and its aim is to bring economic research closer to a general audience encouraging the economic debate. It was created in 2009 under FEDEA's umbrella, and other MOVE Fellow, such as Juan Carlos Conesa have written for it in the past. You can read Juan Carlos Conesa’s and Pedro Rey Rey’s articles here and here.


Banco de España Excellence Program - MOVE
23/07/2014

Bank of Spain‘s Excellence Program supports, since 2011, MOVE fellow Albert Marcet's chair, which has established several agreements of collaboration with senior researchers. According to the Bank of Spain, “the aim of the programme is to promote excellence in teaching and research in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary policy, finance, financial system supervision and international economics, by sealing partnership agreements with universities and research centers”.

Up to July 2014, the following researchers have visited MOVE thanks to the program: Juan Rubio Ramirez (Duke University), Tim Kehoe (University of Minnesota), Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge), Mark Hugget (Georgetown University), Rigas Oikonomou (University of Montreal), Andrea Lanteri (London School of Economics) and Michael Reiter (Institute for Advanced Studies).

On the other hand, the Excellence Program ("Programa de Excelencia en Educación e Investigación del Banco de España") provides both the opportunity to improve research links between the Bellaterra Campus and other institutions and the chance for prominent researchers to teach at the Master in Macroeconomics and Financial Markets of the Barcelona GSE.


MOVE hosts an Extraordinary Higschool Award winner for a research visit
16/07/2014

Helena Agustí Sanahuja chose MOVE for her resarch visit as a winner of the Extraordinary Highschool Awards 2011-2012, awarded by the Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya and coordinated by Associació Catalana d’Entitats de Recerca (ACER).

During her time at MOVE, Helena has been collaborating with MOVE fellow Pedro Rey Biel in the creation of a database for a project on how competitive pressure affects different gender's performance.


Pau Olivella interviwed by the Royal Economic Society
08/07/2014

MOVE Fellow Pau Olivella was interviewed joint with Marcos Vera Hernandez (UCL and IFS) by the Royal Economic Society in the occasion of their award of the RES Prize 2014. Both co-authors describe their research on health insurance in this video.


Researcher Spotlight

Tomás Rodríguez has recently joined MOVE as a Research Fellow. His research is in the field of microeconomic theory, and more specifically social networks. Currently Tomás is focusing his efforts on defining influence in non-cooperative models of peer effects, and on an empirically workable model that simultaneously contemplates peer effects and network formation.

Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Nobel prize winner professor James Heckman presented the First MOVE Distinguished Visitor Lecture.



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