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Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors Receive Grants for R&D in Economics

Many of the Affiliated Professors of the Barcelona GSE are recipients of grants from three prestigious programs designed to attract prominent and promising researchers from abroad: the ICREA Program, the Ramon y Cajal Program, and the Juan de la Cierva Program. In total, 24 Affiliated Professors of the Barcelona GSE have received of one or more of these grants, including 8 ICREA Research Professors, 14 current or former Ramon y Cajal Research Fellows, and 3 Juan de la Cierva grant recipients.

The ICREA Program was established in 2001 through a joint initiative of the government of Catalonia and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI). The program aims to promote excellence in R&D centers by attracting scientists to lead and/or support research groups in institutions and companies throughout Catalonia. Of the 56 total ICREA Research Professors in the areas of experimental science, mathematics, and social science, 8 are Affiliated Professors of the Barcelona GSE. The 2007 inductee, Rosemarie Nagel, is a Professor of Economics at UPF and an Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona GSE.

The Ramon y Cajal Program was established by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Spanish government in 2001. The program—named after Spanish neurobiologist and joint winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Santiago Ramón y Cajal—aims to attract promising young researchers from abroad to do research throughout Spain. The 5-year grant includes 250 research posts awarded annually to researchers who received their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years. This year, UPF Professor Patricia Funk became the 14th Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor to receive the grant, in her case to pursue her research project “Understanding direct democracy and making it work! Insights from a unique real-world laboratory.”

Similar to the Ramon y Cajal Program, the Juan de La Cierva Program was established by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Spanish government to attract promising PhD scholars in every academic area to universities and public and private non-profit R&D centres in Spain. They award 350 contracts annually, which last 3 years. The grant is designed for recent or imminent graduates of PhD programs who seek to do research in R&D centers in Spain. Three Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors are currently funded by Juan de la Cierva grants.

Barcelona has built a strong international reputation as one of the primary European centers for research and teaching in Economics. The creation of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics brings the city one step closer to its goal of becoming the center of economics in southern Europe.

The Barcelona GSE draws on the prestigious existing economics research community in Barcelona for both resources and faculty. Many of the school’s affiliated professors come from abroad, and the majority received PhDs from top American and European universities. Additionally, all affiliated professors are also faculty at the Barcelona GSE’s four founding institutions: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UFAE UAB), the Institute of Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI).

Current ICREA Research Professors Affiliated with the Barcelona GSE

  • Antoni Calvo-Armengol (UAB), 2005 onward
  • Fabio Canova (UPF), 2005 onward
  • Antonio Ciccone (UPF), 2005 onward
  • Rabon Hogarth (UPF), 2002 onward
  • Gabor Lugosi (UPF), 2006 onward
  • Rosemary Nagel (UPF), 2007 onward
  • Kalyan Talluri (UPF), 2006 onward
  • Joachim Voth (UPF), 2005 onward

Current and Past Ramon y Cajal Research Fellows Affiliated with the Barcelona GSE

  • José Apesteguia (UPF), 2006- Present
  • Fernando Broner (CREI), 2005-Present
  • Antoni Calvo-Armengol (UPF), 2002- 2005
  • Vicente Cuñat (UPF), 2006- Present
  • Patricia Funk (UPF), 2007- Present
  • Fabrizio Germano (UPF), 2001-2006
  • Maia Guell (UPF), 2002- Present
  • Esther Hauk (IAE)
  • Doh-Shin Jeon (UPF), 2003- Present
  • Flip Klijn (IAE), 2004- Present
  • Marc Le Menestrel (UPF), 2003- Present
  • Laura Mayoral (IAE-CSIC), 2002- 2006
  • Marta Reynal-Querol (UPF), 2005- Present
  • Kurt Schmidheiny (UPF), 2006- Present

Current and Past Juan de la Cierva Research Fellows Affiliated with the Barcelona GSE

  • Libertad Gonzalez (UPF), 2005- Present
  • Alberto Martin (CREI), 2006- Present
  • Francesc Ortega (UPF) 2005- Present

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