Narayana Kocherlakota discusses practical policy evaluation at 16th Economics "Trobada"

Narayana Kocherlakota chats with Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors at the Trobada

The 16th annual Barcelona GSE Economics "Trobada" took place on October 5, 2018 at the UPF Balmes Building in downtown Barcelona. The "Trobada" is held at the beginning of every academic year so that Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors from all academic units as well as post-docs and PhD students can get together to welcome new colleagues and catch up on the latest research in the community.

Welcoming new Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

This year, the Barcelona GSE welcomes three new Affiliated Professors:


Joan Monràs (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: Labor Economics, Urban Economics, International Trade

David Rossell (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
PhD, Rice and University of Texas MD Anderson
Research Interests: High-dimensional Inference, Experimental Design, Dimensionality Reduction, Applied Statistical Modelling

Victoria Vanasco (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Security Design, Asymmetric Information, Mechanism Design, Macrofinance

Professor Monràs was one of two Affiliated Professors who presented research at the "Trobada", speaking on "Immigration and Host Economies." A non-technical summary of his work on this topic was recently published by VoxEU. The other presenter was Amedeo Piolatto (UAB and Barcelona GSE), who spoke about his work on "Political Economy and Digital Economics."


Video: Narayana Kocherlakota, "Practical Policy Evaluation"

This edition of the "Trobada" featured a special presentation by Narayana Kocherlakota (University of Rochester) on "Practical Policy Evaluation." Professor Kocherlakota is the former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (United States).

The "Trobada" is one of the Barcelona GSE research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Accreditation.


Philippe Aghion delivers Barcelona GSE Lecture on missing growth

Immediately following the "Trobada," Barcelona GSE researchers were joined by students in the Master's programs and other guests for the 39th Barcelona GSE Lecture. The speaker was Philippe Aghion (College de France and London School of Economics), who presented work he's doing on "Rethinking Growth: The Schumpeterian Perspective."


Photo album: Trobada 2018 and 39th Barcelona GSE Lecture

See all photos from the Economics "Trobada"