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 Logistics Management The online Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare workers for careers in the growing demand of transportation and warehousing management. This curriculum is designed to prepare students in the study of the principles of organization and management as it relates to logistics. Courses in transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, computerization, and federal transportation and OSHA regulations will be emphasized. The program prepares students to organize a warehouse and distribution center operation. In addition it prepares students to manage a warehouse and distribution operation and the personnel in that operation. Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:07 1046887 1046887 Master of Financial Engineering Designed by a world-class business school, the MFE Program's curriculum challenges you to think of innovative ways to integrate quantitative methods with the theoretical framework and institutional settings in which they are applied. Taught by a renowned faculty comprised of prominent scholars and industry luminaries, MFE courses are anchored in cutting-edge research and best practices in financial engineering. The Berkeley MFE Program is a one-year program beginning in March, with an internship period from October to January, and graduation the following March. Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:26 297340 297340 AAS in General Studies The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree program in Liberal Arts is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program, usually the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the liberal arts or social sciences. Students in this program may wish to major in the following fields: Economics, Education, English, Foreign Language, Government (Political Science), History, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Teacher Education Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College (as listed in the section on admission requirements), entry into the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program in Liberal Arts requires the satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English; 2 units of college preparatory mathematics; 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of history. The remaining units are elective courses, but at least two units of a foreign language are recommended. Students are urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken in the community college. Students who do not meet these requirements may be permitted to correct their deficiencies in the developmental program before entering the Liberal Arts curriculum. Program Requirements: The curriculum consists of courses in the humanities including a foreign language, natural sciences, and social sciences usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate liberal arts curriculum. A minimum of 61 credits is required for the Liberal Arts major in the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the counseling department of the community college in planning their programs and selecting their electives. In order to help prepare for upper division (junior class) standing at a four-year college or university, the student usually must complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and courses to the first two years of the program at the four year college or university. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Liberal Arts. Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:24 730535 730535 PhD in Accounting You are here:Home > College of Business > Programmes > DT310 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (DT310) is a Level 9 one year full-time conversion programme designed for non-accounting students wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants. Upon successful completion of this programme, and subject to performance in specific modules, graduates receive 9 CAP 1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland, and the maximum allowable exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (Papers F1-F9 inclusive). Exemptions are also available from other professional accountancy bodies. The majority of students on this programme go on to pursue careers as professional accountants (either practising or in industry/commerce) following appropriate training. Others choose to undertake the MSc in Accounting which leads to CAP 2 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland. The minimum entry requirement for this programme is an honours bachelor degree (minimum of 2.2 or better) in a discipline, other than accounting. The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is well recognised as being a gateway to develop a strong career in accounting in Ireland and worldwide. Due to high demand for this programme early applications are advised. Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:18 928558 928558 FBK-IRVAPP WINTER SCHOOL - Advanced Methods for Impact Evaluation <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>The school is designed to be particularly beneficial to graduate students and researchers with a high level of proficiency in applied policy evaluation and quantitative micro-econometrics. It will run over three consecutive days, from <strong>January 10 to January 12 2018,</strong> covering methods for the estimation of policy effects with endogenous participation. Different solutions to the identification problem will be considered, resulting in three thematic one-day sessions. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>January 10, 2018: Discontinuities (Enrico Rettore)</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>This part will address identification of policy effects when the probability of participation changes discontinuously or has kinks along observable dimensions. Starting with the basic methodology and implementation, the module will discuss extensions ranging from multiple cut-offs to extrapolation and external validity, and randomization-inference methods.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>January 11, 2018: Causality and Machine Learning (Guido Imbens)</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>This part will discuss the recent literature on machine learning methods for causal effects. It will start with a discussion of the basics of causal inference, including the analysis of observational studies under the assumption of unconfoundedness. Then it will discuss modern methods for experimentation including multiarmed bandits, and methods for estimating heterogeneous treatment effects. Next, it will review the literature on observational studies with many covariates. It will also discuss the connection with synthetic control methods and the matrix completion literature.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>January 12, 2018: Instrumental Variables (Erich Battistin)</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>This part will present solutions when (quasi-)experimental sources of exogenous variability for treatment participation become available. Identification of “local average” and “marginal” treatment effects will be discussed, offering a broad overview of ex-ante and ex-post evaluation methods when effects are heterogeneous across the statistical units.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>Targeted audience </span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>This is an <strong>advanced/graduate course</strong> on quantitative empirical methods for policy evaluation. As such, knowledge of methods for treatment effects and quantitative micro-econometrics equivalent to Ph.D. or Doctorate level coursework is a prerequisite.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>Enrollment</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>The course is limited to <strong>30 participants</strong>, with constrained accessibility of space. Candidates can enroll through the course webpage below, and will be asked to complete a short application form:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US"><span>[</span></span><span lang="EN-US"></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>]</span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Online application and payment are due by <strong>December 10, 2017</strong>. It is advisable that, conditional to the offer of place, payment is made at the earliest to secure your place on the program. Enrollment will be secured only after receipt of the payment notification.​</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-GB"><span><span>REGISTRATION FEE:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>The registration fee includes workshop materials, as well as coffee and lunch breaks; it does not include dinners, accommodation, transport or any other services. We are not in the position to offer any scholarship.</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>Students</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>: EUR 400</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>HE delegates and Government</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>: EUR 700</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>Others</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>: EUR 1000</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>All prices are exclusive of VAT</span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:00 1069631 1069631 Early Childhood and Family Studies The Early Childhood and Family Studies program is based on well researched theories of child development and reflects the position document on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1997). Children develop in sequential stages, yet are individualized in their rate of development. Constructing their own understandings through a range of integrated experiences, they are active learners. Teachers of young children should be reflective about their practice in the classroom and create environments of trust, exploration and discovery. Cultural diversity must be honored and respected, and alternative strategies to solving problems are encouraged and valued. It is the department’s belief that families provide the primary context for young children’s learning and development. This conception of collaboration with families suggests an active role for families and places them at the center of the educational process. The department encourages students to become life-long learners through membership in professional organizations and continuing professional education. Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:42 884225 884225 DACMt Program Learning Outcomes The tDACM program provides additional knowledge beyond the first professional masters degree (MSTCM). Designed with a 43% on-line component, the tDACM allows practitioners who have graduated and are in the field practicing complete part of their program at home. The remaining curriculum is delivered in a convenient modular format, allowing students to complete their coursework while maintaining their practice or employment outside CIIS. Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:42 622637 622637