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Postdoc positions at MOVE

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jesse Cunha, new MOVE visitor

Jesse M. Cunha, from the Graduate School of Bussiness and Public Policy at Naval Postgraduate School, will visit MOVE from June 15th to July 15th, 2014. For more information about him, read a short research bio or visit his website.  

Noriaki Matsushima, new MOVE visitor

Noriaki Matsushima, from the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Osaka University, will visit MOVE and UFAE from June 2nd, 2014 to March 30th, 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, visit his website.

Ines Macho-Stadler receives the Best Paper in Health Economics Prize

MOVE Fellow Ines Macho-Stadler and Paula González receive the Best Paper in Health Economics Prize from Asociación de Economía de la Salud for "A theoretical approach to dual practice regulations in the health sector" published at Journal of Health Economics. Download the paper here.

MOVE Fellows Organized Workshops in BGSE Summer Forum

Several MOVE Fellows are organizing workshops at the second Barcelona GSE Summer Forum that will take place from June 9-27, 2014. Please find below the list of organizers and workshops:

Miguel Ángel Ballester "Bounded Rationality in Choice" (June 9-10),
Giacomo de Giorgi "Advances in Micro Development Economics" (June 11-12),
Susanna Esteban "Applied Industrial Organization" (June 12-13)
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell and Joan Llull "Migration" (June 16-17)
Inés Macho-Stadler and David Perez-Castrillo “Economics of Science and Innovation” (June 17-18)
Joan-Maria Esteban and Hannes Mueller "Understanding Civil Conflict" (June 18-19)
Albert Marcet "Learning in Macroeconomics and Finance" (June 19-20)
Nezih Guner "Macro and Micro Perspectives on Taxation" (June 19-20)

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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