For the third year in a row, Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors are among eight finalists for the "Vanguard of Science" (Vanguardia de la Ciencia) Award, organized by La Vanguardia newspaper and the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. A project by Rosa Ferrer (UPF and BGSE) and another by Luigi Pascali (UPF and BGSE) are up against six more top researchers from around the country.

Professor Ferrer's work, "Gender gaps in performance: evidence from young lawyers" (with G. Azmat) is forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy

Professor Pascali's work, "The wind of change: Maritime technology, trade and economic development" is forthcoming in the American Economic Review.

The winner of the "Vanguard of Science" Award is decided by online voting of La Vanguardia readers, so please vote for one of the projects before February 28, 2017!

Vote now on the La Vanguardia website

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IMF Head of Talent Acquisition says BGSE students have the combination of hard and soft skills the IMF needs

The Head of Talent Acquisition at the International Monetary Fund gave a recruitment talk to Barcelona GSE masters and PhD students this May. She emphasized the importance of soft skills in addition to technical skills when considering candidates for positions with the IMF:

"All of the Barcelona GSE students I've met have been personable as well as technically prepared. Hard skills can only get you so far. At the IMF we need people with soft skills who are able to perform analysis but can also communicate clearly and openly."

Gina Paone, IMF Head of Talent Acquisition, speaking to Barcelona GSE students

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Photo album: BGSE Community Fideuà 2017

The annual springtime fideuà was cooked for Barcelona GSE students, local alumni, faculty, and staff in the garden at UPF Ciutadella Campus on May 24, 2017. See all the photos in our album or share your own with hashtag #bgse2017!

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Student blog: Could post-Brexit uncertainty have been predicted?

In a new post on the Barcelona GSE Voice, masters students Cox Bogaards, Marceline Noumoe Feze, Swasti Gupta, and Mia Kim Veloso (Class of 2017) share some work that contributes to ongoing research by assessing whether the uncertainty in the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU could have been predicted.

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Forthcoming publications in top five journals by BGSE Affiliated Professors

See a list of forthcoming publications by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors in the top five Economics journals, and search papers already published

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