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GSE Trobada VIII showcases research from across the Barcelona economics community

On Friday, October 22 the Barcelona GSE economics community gathered for the eighth annual GSE "Trobada," held this year at Casa Convalescència (UAB). The GSE "Trobada" is a full day academic gathering of Barcelona GSE affiliated professors and external research fellows which provides the opportunity to share new developments and research in progress from across the School's prolific and diverse research community. The audience also included many students in the Barcelona GSE master programs and reference doctoral programs

The day's research presentations included:

  • "Politics, Asymmetric Information, and Protectionism" - Prof. Giacomo Ponzetto (CREI-UPF and Barcelona GSE)
  • "Hedging Priors: On Novel Instruments to Insure against Ambiguity" - Prof. Johannes Gierlinger (UAB and Barcelona GSE)
  • "Natural Experiments in Economic History" - Prof. Davide Cantoni (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
  • "Productivity, Quality, and Export Intensities" - Prof. Rosario Crinò (IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE)

Session Chairs: Prof. Juan Carlos Conesa (UAB and Barcelona GSE) and Prof. Albert Carreras (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Roundtable: labor market reform in Spain

As always, the final session of the Trobada was a roundtable discussion. This year's panel focused on the complexities of the Spanish labor market, in particular the growing population of workers on temporary contracts and the lost protections that this situation produces. The panel's analysts included:

Session Chair: Prof. Nezih Guner (ICREA-UAB, MOVE, and Barcelona GSE)

Roundtable - GSE Trobada VIII

GSE Trobada VIII Omar Licandro, GSE Research Director GSE Trobada VIII

Photos: GSE Trobada VIII

Videos: GSE Trobada VIII

Student Blog: Liyun Chen '11

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