11 noviembre 2014
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World Symposium on National Transfer Accounts in Beijing, China

The Tenth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfer and the International Symposium on Demographic Change and Policy Response takes place November 10-14, 2014 in Beijing, China.

XREPP’s research group CAEPS (Centre for Economic Analysis and Social Policies) participates in the symposium with the paper On the Effect of Forward and Backward Family Transfers on Capital Accumulation” given by Prof. Concepció Patxot, from University of Barcelona.

More information is available at NTA10.

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2 octubre 2014
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NWO-ClioInfra Workshop “Early Developments of Health and Education: Global and Regional Perspectives on the Pre-1800 Evidence”

NWO-ClioInfra Workshop “Early Developments of Health and Education: Global and Regional Perspectives on the Pre-1800 Evidence” October 2-3, 2014

This workshop aims at bringing together scholars working with archaeological, archival and other sources in order to trace early developments. Health indicators such as height or longevity and educational indicators (literacy, numeracy) will be studied in their role for standards of living during the ancient, medieval and early modern era as well as their impact for later economic growth and human development.Can we identify deviations of health development from early income trends and levels, or the traditionally ‘perceived’ degree of development? Were there Impoverished Sophisticates, i.e. economies or regions which reached a surprisingly high educational level, but without a corresponding record of material well-being? Can the new empirical evidence inform us about general theories of human well-being and development?

The organizers are Nikola Koepke (Univ. Barcelona) and Joerg Baten (Univ. Tuebingen), supported by an international programme comittee. It takes place Oct 2-3, 2014. XREPP cosupports the event and XREPP members from the research group “Globalization, Economic Inequality and Public Policies in Historic Perspective (GRGDEP)

For more details please take a look at the Program

4 septiembre 2014
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VI Congress of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics (AERNA) in Girona

VI Congress of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics (AERNA) in collaboration with the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE)  takes  place from September 4th to September 6th, 2014.

The conference program will cover all areas of environmental and resource economics, ranging from topics prevailing in the general debate, such as climate change, energy sources, water management and ecosystem services evaluation, to more specialized subjects such as biodiversity conservation or persistent organic pollutants. The congress will be held on the Faculty of Economics of the University of Girona, in Montillivi.

The keynote speakers of the congress will be Ujjayant Chakravorty, Professor of Economics at Tufts University and co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Nick Hanley, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Stirling.

XREPP researchers Àngels Xabadia and Renan Goetz, professors at University of Girona and members of the Research Group in Public Economy, (GIEP) co-chair the programm and the organizing committee, respectively.

More information on the web of the congress.

4 septiembre 2014
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INFER Workshop in Urban and Regional Economics

Members of XREPP’s research group in Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE) coorganized the INFER Workshop in Urban and Regional Economics last September 4-5 at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Reus.

The workshop gathered researchers in Urban and Regional Economics. The workshop welcomed the internationally distinguished keynote speakers:

Prof. Dr. Philip McCann (University of Groningen)

Prof. Dr. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (London School of Economics)

For more details take a look at the Program.

7 abril 2014
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Short Course and Seminar on the Social Security and Pensions Crisis by Prof. Gareth Myles

XREPP and UBEconomics coorganize a short course and a seminar to be given by Gareth Myles, from the University of Exeter.


Social Security and the Pensions Crisis: A Short Course,

Date: April 7th-8th-9th (9.30-13.00 am)

Place: Sala de Recepcions, University of Barcelona



Dimensions of Tax Design: the Mirrlees Review

Date: April 11th (12.30pm)

Place: Sala de Recepcions, University of Barcelona


10 febrero 2014
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CREIP hosted the 2nd PhD Workshop on Industrial and Public Economics (WIPE) in Reus (Catalonia, Spain) on the 13th-14th February 2014. WIPE aims to be an academic meeting where PhD students, young doctors, postdoc researchers and senior researchers could exchange experiences, research topics, ongoing projects and future research activities on the basis on the Industrial and Public Economics.

WIPE included about 16 presentations and plenary sessions with one keynote speaker (Tommaso Valletti, Imperial College Business School, London). Papers to be presented must fit into topics of Industrial and Public Economics like, among others, Environmental Economics, Regional Economics, and Markets and Institutions.

Further Information at the CREIP Website: http://www.urv.cat/creip

6 febrero 2014
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Doctoral Day 2014

Last February the 5th 2014 took place the Doctoral Day meeting at the University of Barcelona. Speakers and their works were the following ones:
1) Laura Carabotta (Universitat de Barcelona), Accuracy and econometric test: Analyzing national and international fiscal forecast in Italy
2) María Reyna Hernández (Universitat de Barcelona), Mexican Household expenditure patterns: Conspicuous Consumption, Investment on Education
3) Bushra Riaz (Universitat de Barcelona), Comparative Advantage, Exports and Economic Growth
4) Alicia Gómez Tello (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Immigration and Productivity: a Spanish tale
5) Oriol Sabaté (Universitat de Barcelona), Do democracies spend less on the military? Spain as a long-term case study (1850-2009)
6) Sara Torregrosa (Universitat de Barcelona), Fiscal Revolution? Progressivity in the Spanish tax system, 1960 – 1990

12 noviembre 2013
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ECAB project

On the 25th 2013 took place the closing meeting of the ECAB project (7th Framework Programme) in London.

6 noviembre 2013
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EET project

Last 30th September ended the European Project “EET. Economic e-Translations into and from European Languages. An Online Platform”, Life Long Learning Programma, Erasmus Sub Programme – Multilateral Projects Action (ref. 518297-LLP-2011-IT-ERASMUS-FEXI.

The results of this project can be found at the following link http://eet.pixel-online.org/.