1st “Nada es Gratis” Award for Final Degree Project and Master’s Thesis in Economics

The students of the Universidad Carlos II de Madrid, Josué Labios and Giovanni Rodríguez, have won the first award “Nada es Gratis” in the category Final Degree Project and second prize in the category Master’s Thesis respectively.

Josué Labios (1st TFG), won the award with the work titled “Effect of Initial Prices on Dutch Auctions Outcomes. The Case of the Denia Wholesale Fish Auction”.

Giovanni Rodríguez (2nd TFM), won the award for his work titled “El impacto de las tarifas de transporte público en accidentes de tráfico y consumo de alcohol”.


More information at Nada es Gratis Awards


IV TFG Award Spanish Economic Association

The final project of our student Pedro Gallardo Sánchez entitled “A Study on the Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement in the Post Pandemic ‘New Normal'”, whose tutor was Jesús María Carro Prieto, professor of the Department of Economics at the University Carlos III of Madrid, has been awarded as the best TFG by the Spanish Economics Association (AEE).

More information at AEE

Antonia Díaz will participate in the EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2021

Antonia Díaz will participate in the EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2021, The State of Fiscal Resilience – How Prepared is Europe for Future Crises? to be held on 13-14 October. Antonia will chair the panel entitled Public Policy for a Green Transition.

See the programme and details at EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2021

VSET – Virtual Seminars in Economic Theory

VSET seminars is an innitiative that the professor Angel Hernando undertook with other colleagues at different UK universities to provide high quality economic theory seminars during the pandemic. Due to its success they decided to continue it this academic year starting this Thursday at 4pm (UK time), i.e. 5 pm, Madrid time.

The Virtual Seminar in Economic Theory provides a platform for scholars to present their unpublished work to a broad academic audience in the UK and abroad. The first VSET for this academic year will take place on Thursday, 7 October.

You can find the details at Virtual Seminars in Economic Theory

Juan J. Dolado participates as invited speaker in the 2021 ECB Forum on Central Banking

The ECB Forum on Central Banking is an annual event organised by the European Central Bank since 2014 which is ordinarily held in Sintra (Portugal). It provides a discussion forum equivalent to the annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in the U.S. since 1982.

It brings together central bank governors, academics, financial market representatives, journalists and others to exchange views on current policy issues and discuss the Forum’s key topic from a longer-term perspective.

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Workshop on High-Dimensional Data Analysis – UC3M Getafe Campus

Department of Economics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is pleased to announce the first workshop on High-Dimensional Data Analysis, to take place Getafe Campus, on 10 September 2021.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for junior and senior researchers with a special interest in econometrics and statistics of high-dimensional data analysis, and to establish an academic network among this group. Priority of presentations will be given to PhD students that are close to finish their studies and go on the academic market.

Keynote Speakers
Marine Carrasco (Université de Montréal)
Siegfried Hoermann (Graz University of Technology)
Rajen Shah (University of Cambridge)
Sara Van de Geer (ETH Zurich)

Virtual workshop – Join the session here

Georgios Siotis and Damien Neven win best academic paper on Unilateral Conduct at the Concurrences Awards

Georgios Siotis, associate professor in the Department of Economics, and Damien Neven from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, win the best academic article on unilateral conduct at the Concurrences Awards:

Winners are divided into different categories, such as Academic Articles, and these in turn into subcategories, such as General Antitrust, Mergers, Concerted Practices, etc. More than 280 nominees and 1200 articles reviewed to finally choose the 37 winners in each category.

More information on Academic Articles – Concurrences

Matilde P. Machado and Ricardo Mora win the call Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America of CAF

Matilde P. Machado, Ricardo Mora and Karen Olivo’s research proposal “Teen pregnancy in Latin America: the mother-daughter link”, was the winner among more than 200 proposals, of the call Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America by CAF (Development bank of America).

For more information: Research Projects – Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America | CAF