Director of MOVE
Welcome to MOVE, a new research institute born to increase the opportunities of research economists who work in Barcelona, and of those who may consider joining us in the future. We build on the existence of an intense and already long tradition of economics research in the Bellaterra campus of UAB, and we intend to join forces in cooperative endeavors with our colleagues in other institutions, along whom we have already placed Barcelona at the forefront of European economics.
We want to add new emphasis on the relevance of our main fields of study, leave our doors open to the creation of new, fresh research groups in areas that are not yet fully developed in our surroundings, be responsive to new demands and opportunities. Above all, we want to provide those who want to join the excitement of building their research groups in Barcelona a real chance to do it under conditions that match their expectations and needs.
Europe offers many opportunities to talented individuals, but it does it in complicated ways, that are not easy to grasp and manage by the individual researcher. Our initial resources and our expertise will be devoted to ensure that those who join us with an ambitious project can develop it without worry and under optimal conditions. Our best asset is our people, and their open attitude toward newcomers: we hope to grow, to mesh within the exciting environment of economics research in Barcelona.
We invite you to know more about us, and to share our work.
Barcelona, October 2009