Irma Clots-Figueras wins the XVIII Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Economic Research

Irma Clots-Figueras  has been awarded for her quantitative research work on gender aspects in political economy. // The Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Economic Research, endowed with 30,000 euros, recognizes the work of researchers in the field of economic, legal and social business knowledge

Barcelona, 26 de junio de 2019-. The jury from the XVIII Premio Fundación Banco Sabadell a la Investigación Económica awards to Dra. Irma Clots-Figueras (1977, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona) as winner of the 2019 prize, endowed with 30,000 euros, for her work of quantitative research on gender aspects in political economy. The award will be delivered on October 8 in Oviedo.

Irma Clots-Figueras is a reference in the field of political economy and development economics, areas in which she has dealt with a wide variety of topics, such as the political participation of women, the importance of the education of political leaders , the costs and benefits of gender quotas and how education contributes to modeling identity. His work is an example of how economic research techniques are very useful for the rigorous analysis of issues of great relevance and social impact.

Her work, published in top-level academic journals, have been widely cited and have had a great impact on the sector.

More about Irma Clots-Figueras

She has a degree in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University, a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a professor at the University of Kent. He has developed his academic career in the Economics Department of the University Carlos III  of Madrid.

Fundación Banco Sabadell award to the Economic Research


This award, whose endowment amounts to 30,000 euros, aims to encourage and recognize the work of researchers in the fields of economic, business and social knowledge and contribute to the analysis and formulation of alternatives that promote social welfare. It has been convened since 2002 and has an annual nature. It is aimed at researchers under 40 years – age that can be extended to a maximum of one year for each child when there are interruptions in the professional career due to maternity – that have an outstanding research curriculum in the aforementioned fields. The candidates for the prize are proposed by researchers, universities, academic and research centers, foundations, companies and other national and international institutions.

About  Fundación Banco Sabadell

The Banco Sabadell Foundation was established as a private foundation in 1994 with the intention of stimulating excellence and promoting knowledge of culture. Its objective is to promote outreach, training and research activities in the educational, scientific and cultural fields, as well as to encourage and support young talent.


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