New Affiliated Professors and post-docs welcomed at BSE Trobada

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Some of the new BSE Affiliated Professors and post-docs at the 2019 Trobada

On October 4, 2019, the Barcelona School of Economics held the annual "Trobada" for Affiliated Professors, post-docs, and PhD students in the BSE research community. The Trobada is an opportunity for researchers from all four of the BSE academic units to welcome new colleagues and catch up with returning colleagues at the beginning of the academic year.  BSE Director Teresa Garcia-Milà and BSE Chair Paula Beato presided over this year's Trobada. 

A sampling of new research from all academic units

Every year the Trobada features presentations of research by members of the BSE community. This year, all four projects were presented by female economists in the BSE community:

  • Ursula Mello (IAE-CSIC and BSE)
    “Does Affirmative Action in Higher Education Impact High School Students?”
  • Katerina Petrova (UPF and BSE)
    “A Generalised Lp-Norm Filter for Time-Varying Parameter Models”
  • Victoria Vanasco (CREI-UPF and BSE)
    “The Good, the Bad, and the Complex: Product Design with Imperfect Information”
  • Hanna Wang (MOVE-UAB and BSE)
    “Fertility and Family Leave Policies in Germany: Optimal Policy Design in a Dynamic Framework”

Photos from Trobada 2019

There are now 158 BSE Affiliated Professors from 31 countries

Affiliated Professors are tenured or tenure-track faculty members from the BSE academic units. They form the core of all BSE educational and research activities. They direct and teach in the BSE Master's programs; design and teach in BSE summer schools and professional courses; organize research events such as the BSE Summer Forum workshops; and serve in leadership roles that shape the evolution of the BSE at an institutional level.

Affiliation with the BSE gives researchers access to initiatives such as the BSE Seed Grants, Research Recognition Program, and Barcelona School of Economics Working Papers Series, and links them with a community of more than 150 Affiliated Professors working on topics across the spectrum of Economic science.

The new Affiliated Professors joining in 2019-20 are:

Kirill Evdokimov (UPF and BSE)
PhD, Yale University
Research Interests: Econometrics
Marco Fabbri (UPF and BSE)
PhD, European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE)
Research Interests: Behavioral and Experimental Law and Economics
Mohammad Ghaderi (UPF and BSE)
Research Interests: Quantitative Marketing, Choice Modeling, Convex Optimization
Priit Jeenas (UPF and BSE)
PhD, New York University
Research Interests: Macroeconomics
Dmitry Kuvshinov (UPF and BSE)
PhD, University of Bonn
Research Interests: Finance, Macroeconomics, Economic History
Ursula Mello (IAE-CSIC and BSE)
PhD, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Research Interests: Education, Labor Economics, Public Policy
Marcelo Ortiz (UPF and BSE)
PhD, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Research Interests: Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Transparency
Katerina Petrova (UPF and BSE)
PhD, Queen Mary University London
Research Interests: Time Series, Macroeconometrics, Bayesian Methods
Björn Richter (UPF and BSE)
PhD, Goethe University Frankfurt
Research Interests: Financial Economics, Macro-finance, Economic History
Mikhail Spektor (UPF and BSE)
PhD, University of Basel
Research Interests: Decisions under risk and uncertainty, Learning, Cognitive Modeling
Theodor Vladasel (UPF and BSE)
PhD, Copenhagen Business School
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Human Capital, Individuals and Organizations
Hanna Wang (MOVE, UAB and BSE)
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Labor Economics, Family Economics, Search and Matching

A new post-doctoral researcher, Minyoung Rho (MOVE, UAB and BSE) also joined the community this year.

Directory of BSE Affiliated Professors