MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics) is a new research institute in the field of Economics, based at the Bellaterra campus of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. MOVE is a consortium created by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
MOVE will contribute actively to the shared vision of consolidating Barcelona as a capital of European economic research, and as a world pole of attraction for international students and researchers.
The main objective of MOVE is to create the conditions for a leap forward to higher excellence, building on the already substantial economics research and educational programs that have made of the Bellaterra campus an important part of the research community within Barcelona, Spain and Europe. We expect to create an environment that allows our present fellows to excel, and that stimulates the arrival of new researchers, at the senior and junior level. We need to reinforce our present research areas and we are also eager to create the conditions to attract those who join and are ready to create new teams and to open new lines of work.
Part of our activities will be oriented toward building the trust of the research community in our possibilities to excel and to create an environment where an ambitious researcher may want to build a successful and exciting career. Our visitor’s program will facilitate the stay of first class researchers in our environment. We’ll organize meetings on advanced topics. We’ll help improve the successful Master programs of the Barcelona School of Economics and the IDEA PhD program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. We’ll cooperate with these and other research institutions around the common goal of consolidating Barcelona as a great place for economics. We’ll also work closely with other scientists, in order to widen the scope of our research, to establish intellectual complicities and institutional alliances.
MOVE’s aim is to enhance the capabilities of those who are already in, and to guarantee the best working conditions for those who join us and accept the challenge of building a first class career at a European institution.
1. To implement policies for the leadership of human and economic resources in conditions of strong international competition.
2. To design and lead long-term projects based on diverse themes central to research in Economics.
3. To generate strategic alliances within the profession, and above all, with others of interdisciplinary character.
4. To professionally support ambitious policies of resource acquisition.
5. To attract high level researchers.
6. To support policies of advanced teaching.
7. To reinforce the social impact of developed research and the search for connections to the productive forces interested in them.