Social Media RSS Feed en UB School of Economics, University of Barcelona <p><strong>About</strong></p> <p>The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics is the international centre for research and postgraduate education in Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Building on the experience of its predecessors, it has become a benchmark in Catalonia, Spain and Europe for academic quality and for economic research.</p> <p>Courses, workshops, and the promotion of the top international research are regularly conducted by the UB School of Economics, as it aims to be an appealing window to the international academia. Indeed, postgraduate training is specifically designed to be attractive and competitive internationally.</p> <p>The staff and students of the UB School of Economics have access to a comprehensive range of services and facilities: a network of libraries and resource centres with the largest catalogue among Catalan universities, dedicated seminar rooms, access to extensive language learning options and the largest network of sports facilities in the city.</p> <h2>Connect With UB Economics</h2> <p>Skype: ubeconomics</p> <p>Twitter: @ubeconomics</p> <p>LinkedIn:</p> <p>Instagram: ubeconomics</p> <p>Website:</p> <p>Learn More About UB School of Economics</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:42 172465 172465 Timberlake Consultants <p>Timberlake Consultants, established in 1982, are a company that operates globally, as a pioneer for the supply of econometric software, training and consultancy services. Our core business is to provide a total solution to clients working in the statistics, econometrics, forecasting, operational research and mathematical fields.</p> <p><img alt="2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7a2d43b5-586c-49ae-929f-df6c3411ef2f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/df71d742b6326cd0701909a40bfd89c0.png" /></p> <h2>Training</h2> <p>We have vast experience in successfully delivering training courses across five continents (Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia). Our courses are interactive and designed to help professionals and academics gain a competitive advantage and to develop their existing skills and keep-up with the latest theoretical and software developments in the statistics and econometrics fields.</p> <p><strong>Public Attendance Courses</strong> </p> <p>Intensive courses aimed at all levels and include examples and exercises built around the leading software packages available. </p> <p><a href="">> View our full Training Calendar</a></p> <p><strong>Seasonal Schools</strong></p> <p>Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sessions, arranged as series of 3-6 courses that run on consecutive days and taking place in the UK, USA, Portugal, Middle East and Brazil. The majority of these sessions are delivered by leading econometricians from Cambridge and Oxford Universities.</p> <p><a href="">> View all of our upcoming Seasonal Schools</a></p> <p><strong>On-site Courses </strong></p> <p>Bring our training providers to you and your team. Ideal for training multiple users within an organisation to a schedule that suits you.  All of our public attendance training courses are available for delivery as on-site courses.</p> <p><a href="">> Find out more about our on-site courses</a></p> <p><strong>Webinars (web based courses)</strong></p> <p>Webinars or online seminars cater to those finding difficult to take time off work or to travel to and attend public courses. As with all the training courses we offer, webinars are very practical, hands-on and involve all popular statistical and econometrics software packages.</p> <p><a href="">> Find out more about our webinar courses</a></p> <p><strong>Free software demonstrations</strong></p> <p>Our in-house econometricians are on hand to help users trial different software packages and master specific skills. To inquire, get in touch with our team using the contact details found at the bottom of the page.</p> <p><img alt="1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="349ec658-f224-4c2e-9281-d65251b484b4" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/82a1242690380b3f304c661d324ca568.png" /></p> <h2>Software</h2> <p>Timberlake Consultants is a worldwide market leader in the sale and distribution of statistics, econometrics, forecasting, operational research and mathematical software.</p> <p>We have long established and close partnerships with leading software developers in these specialist technical and scientific fields, including:</p> <ul> <li><a href=""><strong>Stata </strong></a>developed by StataCorp LP: A complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything you need for data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations and custom programming.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>OxMetrics</strong></a> developed by OxMetric Technologies (published and distributed internationally by Timberlake): A family of software packages providing an integrated solution for the econometric analysis of time series, forecasting, financial econometric modelling, or statistical analysis of cross-section and panel data.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>EViews</strong></a> developed by IHS EViews: A statistical forecasting software package used for general statistical analysis and econometric analyses, such as cross-section and panel data analysis and time series estimation and forecasting.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>Forecast Pro</strong></a> developed by Business Forecast Systems, Inc.: Fast, easy and accurate forecasting software for business professionals.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>NVivo</strong></a> developed by QSR International: Qualitative data analysis (QDA) software that helps you to work with unstructured information like documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures files with powerful reporting tools to help you visualise the results.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>GAUSS</strong></a> developed by Aptech Systems, Inc.: is a matrix programming language used by scientists, engineers, statisticians, biometricians, econometricians and financial analysts for computationally intensive tasks.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>Statgraphics</strong></a> developed by StatPoint Technologies: A statistical software package used for areas of exploratory data analysis, design of experiments, quality improvement and Six Sigma.</li> <li><a href=""><strong>Scientific WorkPlace</strong></a> developed by MacKichan Software, Inc.: is part of series of software for composing and publishing mathematical, scientific and technical documents.</li> </ul> <p>All software packages that we sell are sourced directly from the companies developing the software. </p> <p><a href="">> View all of the packages in our portfolio</a></p> <h2>Consultancy</h2> <p>For the past 20 years, we have helped clients gain a competitive advantage by exploiting the links between statistical, econometric, operational research and mathematical modelling and advances in technology and software.</p> <p>The application of statistics and econometrics is becoming increasingly popular in the commercial and applied research sectors largely as a result of greater availability of historical data and the need to drive decision-making by evidence-based practices.</p> <p><strong>We can help you:</strong></p> <ul> <li>   Extract insights from your data and utilise evidence-based practices to drive decision-making</li> <li>   Build forecasting models</li> <li>   Keep up to date with new developments in statistical and econometrics theory, and software packages</li> <li>   Improve your practices through training and consultation</li> <li>   Automate procedures if your work involves repetitive tasks</li> <li>   Set up, train and support "data intelligence" departments in your organisation</li> </ul> <p><a href="">> Find out more about our consultancy services</a></p> <h2>Contact</h2> <p><strong>London, UK (Head Office)</strong></p> <p>Email: <a href=""></a><br /> Web: <a href=""></a>  </p> <p><strong>International Offices & Agencies:</strong></p> <p>London, UK – <a href=""></a></p> <p>Washington DC, USA - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Dubai, UAE – <a href=""></a></p> <p>Lisbon, Portugal – <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>Seville, Spain – <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>Warsaw, Poland – <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>São Paolo, Brazil – <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>Cape Town, South Africa – <a href=""></a></p> <p>Akita City, Japan – <a href="" title=""></a> </p> <p><br /> You can also follow our latest news and training updates on Twitter: <a href="">@timberlakeltd</a></p> Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:56 222649 222649 Kiel Institute for the World Economy <p>The Kiel Institute (IFW Kiel) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, economic education and documentation. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision takers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy. As a portal to research in global economic affairs, the <a href="">Kiel Institute</a> has established a network of International Research Fellows that supports the worldwide awareness of the Institute's activities and gives additional research impulses in form of scientific advice, joint research, and teaching stays in Kiel. The Institute lays a special focus on economic education and closely cooperates with the world's largest library in economic and social sciences.</p> <h2>Research</h2> <p><strong>Program 1:</strong><br /> <em>The International Economy and International Economic Policy</em></p> <p>Program 1 deals with the causes and consequences of a growing integrated world economy. The unifying research theme aims at a better understanding of the changing roles of certain tasks and skills, sectors, and regions in the structure of output and employment of a dynamic world economy. Specific research projects include the interaction of international trade and investment with growth, the impact of globalization on firm and labor market adjustment, the transitions of economic, political, and cultural variables in the process of long-run development, and the agglomeration and knowledge accumulation across regions.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Global Division of Labor<br /> Knowledge Creation and Growth</p> <p><strong>Program 2:</strong><br /> <em>Economic Policies for Sustainable Development</em></p> <p>Program 2 focuses on two major aspects of sustainable development, namely global climate and environmental issues and strategies for poverty reduction in developing countries. Since globalization appears to weaken many traditional economic institutions and policy instruments, new policy approaches at both the national and the supra-national level are needed. Specific research projects concentrate on policy fields where the impact of globalization has been particularly strong. Examples include the complex interaction of energy demand, the supply of exhaustible fossil energy and climate goals; the environmental consequences of increasing global trade and investment flows, the role of rural development in reducing poverty, and the allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Environment and Natural Resources<br /> Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development</p> <p><strong>Program 3:</strong><br /> <em>Macroeconomic Activity and Policy</em></p> <p>Program 3 studies sources and consequences of macroeconomic fluctuations and instability of the financial sector as well as the repercussions of macroeconomic shocks and dysfunctions of financial markets on the welfare system. Topics of particular interest include the effectiveness of monetary policy with imperfect commodity and labor markets; the identification, measurement, and forecasting of risk and volatility in the financial sector in light of the complex structure of interactions between various types of market participants; and the challenges for reform policies in the welfare society arising from changes in macroeconomic structures, demographic shifts, and a closer global economic integration.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> Monetary Policy under Market Imperfections<br /> Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Activity<br /> Reforming the Welfare Society</p> Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:22 228222 228222 MS in Applied Economics <h1 class="rtecenter">ABOUT THE PROGRAM</h1> <p>The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is accomplished by a rigorous and demanding curriculum and a talented and dedicated staff of instructors. All undergraduate majors are welcome.</p> <p> </p> <h2>GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM</h2> <p>Ten courses*, offered evenings at our Washington, DC Center, and in part, also online, are necessary to complete the degree, which is designed as part time, but can be taken at a full-time pace:</p> <ul> <li>Take four core courses</li> <li>Choose at least one advanced econometrics course from among our quantitative methods courses</li> <li>Choose five electives from 31 courses spanning diverse subfields of economics</li> </ul> <p><em>*Students with only one semester of undergraduate calculus must take Mathematical Methods for Economists (full-length course at half tuition) in addition to the 10 courses.</em></p> <p> </p> <h2>CURRICULA</h2> <p>Applied Economics students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match:</p> <ul> <li>Public Policy</li> <li>Macroeconomics/Financial Economics (also available online)</li> <li>International Economics and Development</li> <li>Spatial Economics (only available online)</li> <li>Environmental Economics (also available online)</li> <li>Health Economics (also available online)</li> <li>Quantitative Methods (also available online)</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>DUAL OFFERINGS AND CERTIFICATES</h2> <p>» MS in Applied Economics/MBA<br /> » MS in Applied Economics/Certificates in Finance<br /> » MS in Applied Economics/Certificate in Environmental Planning and Management</p> <p> </p> <h2>WORDS FROM OUR FACULTY</h2> <p>“Through the program, students become strong economists, with the applicable skills and perspective most in demand in today’s economy.”<br />        - Laurence M. Ball, Professor, MS in Applied Economics Program Chair</p> <p> </p> <h2>WORDS FROM OUR STUDENTS</h2> <p>“In addition to the program’s immediate practical applicability, the economic theory gained provides me with an enriched perspective from which to analyze legal issues at work and in my scholarship.”<br />       - Michelle Wyant</p> <p>“The knowledge I gained was instrumental in my being hired as a Senior Consultant for the Economic and Business Analysis team at Booz Allen Hamilton.”<br />        - Mark Hodgins</p> <p>“This program has enhanced my analytical skills, and the accomplished faculty have helped me gain further insight into the different facets of economics. This will be a significant advantage for my career.”<br />        - Anjli Patel</p> <p> </p> <h2>FINANCIAL AID</h2> <p>Office of Student Financial Services can provide assistance with:</p> <ul> <li> Understanding the eligibility for federal student aid</li> <li> Determining your federal loans options</li> <li> Completing the Free Application for</li> <li> Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)</li> <li> For more information, please visit:  or email <a href=""></a></li> </ul> Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:02 812720 812720 International Master in Economic Analysis IDEA IDEA is our graduate program in Economics. IDEA is a common project between two member institutions of the /Barcelona Graduate School of Economics [1]/: theDepartment of Economics [2] at the /Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ and the /Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica [3]/.  [4]Our graduate program includes a Master’s degree in Economics as well as a PhD degree. We are located 30 minutes away from downtown Barcelona. Our Master’s Program provides students with a solid training in Economics that emphasizes rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods. Our Master’s students acquire tools that make them competitive in the job market and typically take on careers in the private sector and governmental and non-governmental institutions. Our Master’s program also provides students with the tools necessary to successfully earn a doctoral degree. Some of our graduates continue their studies, pursuing a PhD either with us or abroad. Our Master’s Program has a two-year structure (120 ECTS), conforming to the Bologna Declaration directives. Our PhD program is organized jointly with the /Barcelona GSE/. [5] The students wishing to enroll in our PhD should first complete the two-year Master’s program. In the IDEA program, our students enjoy active interaction between students and faculty and a stimulating research environment with regular seminars and internal workshops. Our PhD graduates take on careers in academia, the private sector and governmental and non-governmental institutions. Degrees from IDEA are awarded by the/ Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/. The language of instruction is English.   [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:00 116654 116654 Marketing and Public Relations In the increasingly dynamic national and global markets, professionals in marketing and public relations are in high demand especially if their knowledge and skills cut across industry and specialization areas. An integrative studies post-baccalaureate certificate in marketing and public relations at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will allow individuals to increase their professional advantage by staying abreast of the cutting-edge trends in these interrelated fields. By learning key concepts and applications of marketing analysis, strategy, and management, as well as visual communication, social media, and international aspects of public relations, students will be well positioned, upon acquiring the certificate, to excel and lead in marketing and public relations agency settings and in corporate or nonprofit communication careers. Evening and online courses will accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. The certificate in marketing and public relations is part of SIUE's integrative studies program. Please visit the integrative studies graduate website to find additional opportunities or to learn about designing your own graduate degree. Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:56 1109849 1109849 Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc The Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc is aimed at students who have had little exposure to clinical psychology in their first degree and for intercalating MBBS students. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for careers in the clinical psychology sectors. The course provides you with a sound basis to apply for an assistant psychologist post. It will also provide the necessary academic and research skills for you to apply for further training, if you have the relevant work experience. This might include vocational training eg doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, training as a Forensic Psychologist or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes. You also benefit from this course if you are a Psychology graduate who is keen to pursue a research career in the clinical aspects of psychology, including clinically-oriented PhDs. As a student on this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of: theories, research methods, history, culture of clinical psychology assessing and synthesising information and formulating arguments professional contexts in which clinical psychologists work ethical issues and legislation conditions, aetiology, maintaining factors, interventions and therapies associated with clinical psychology the link between stress, health and illness Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:55 1108597 1108597 Associate In Arts The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs provide students with the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The AA offers an excellent foundation for degrees in communication, education, humanities, fine arts, languages, and social and behavioral sciences. The AS offers an excellent foundation for degrees in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the natural sciences. If you are an aspiring business major or other major not identified above, contact the university with the program that interests you to determine which degree is most suitable. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status. Community college graduates must obtain a “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:44 937150 937150 International Foundation Year and Degree Programme The International Foundation Year provides an excellent preparation for degree level study for overseas students. It is suitable for students whose current academic qualifications and/or English language level do not allow direct application to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree programme. The course prepares you academically for your future studies but also enhances your learning skills, employability and integration into British culture and society. There are a number of entry points to the International Foundation Year, depending on your preferred start date and English language level. Our International Foundation Year students are truly international. In the last three years we have welcomed students from countries including, among others, Brazil, Mexico, Turks and Caicos Islands, the US, Zambia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Bangladesh, Brunei, China and Japan. Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:40 282005 282005 Online Master's in Community-Based Education & Leadership Stevenson University’s online Master of Arts in Community-Based Education & Leadership is designed to meet the growing demand for highly-qualified professionals to teach, lead, and manage in non-formal and informal education settings. Practicing professionals will gain the knowledge and skills to become effective educators and change leaders in their organizations. Upon completion of the master’s program, graduates will have the ability to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners, build transformative learning communities, and foster collaborative partnerships within the expanding non-formal educational sector. Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:37 930019 930019