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MOVE News

MOVE visitors from Banco de España Excellence Program
23/07/2014

MOVE fellow Albert Marcet's chair in the Bank of Spain suports, since 2011, an Excellence Program ("Programa de Excelencia en Educación e Investigación del Banco de España"*) which has established several agreements of collaboration with senior researchers. This Excellence Program 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.

Up to July 2014, the following researchers have visited MOVE: 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).

The program is scheduled to continue until the summer of 2016.  


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.


Jesse Cunha, new MOVE visitor
19/06/2014

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
04/06/2014

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
06/05/2014

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
05/05/2014

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)


MOVE collaborator Uri Gneezy interviewed in La Vanguardia
23/04/2014

Uri Gneezy (University of California, San Diego) has been interviewed in "La Contra" of the newspaper La Vanguardia. Gneezy is a frequent visitor and close collaborator of MOVE fellow Pedro Rey-Biel. He also co-organized the MOVE Workshop on Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Risk Taking. Read the article here.


Jordi Massó has been elected as new Council Member of the Social Choice and Welfare Society
11/04/2014

Move Fellow Jordi Massó and IDEA alumni Dolors Berga, elected as new Council Members of the Social Choice and Welfare Society. Read more.  


Pau Olivella has obtained the Royal Economic Society Prize 2013
11/04/2014

MOVE Fellow Pau Olivella, together with IDEA alumni Marcos Vera, has been selected as winners of the Royal Economic Society Prize for their paper: ‘Testing for Asymmetric Information in Private Health Insurance’. Read more.  


Upcoming events

XXIX Jornadas de Economía Industrial

Date: September 4-5, 2014
Organizers: Roberto Burguet, Ramon Caminal, Susanna Esteban, Rosa Ferrer, Juan José Ganuza, Pedro Rey-Biel
Call for papers: submit on-line

 

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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