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University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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Partner description:

The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is ranked the first Spanish university, and the twenty third European institution, in scientific quality and productivity. The UB manages in average 150 European projects per year, for an amount of about 8.6 million euro a year. The Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR-IREA) is located in the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Spanish Economy at the University of Barcelona and is integrated in the Research Institute of Applied Economics (IREA). It also takes part of the Scientific Park of Barcelona.

What they do for Perceive:

The Social and Regional Policy Department of the University of Barcelona (UB) will lead the work package that addresses the evaluation of EU’s citizens perceptions of the EU project in relation to regional performance of Cohesion Policy and institutional quality. By interacting with the University of Goteborg and with the Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati” (STAT), UB will provide an informative mapping of the determinants of EU’s perception and identification, will support the development of a synthetic indicator of EU’s citizens identification and will model convergence of EU citizens’ identification in the case study regions.

Academic Staff:

Jordi Suriñach

Department: Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economy

Title: Full Professor of Applied Economics

Role in PERCEIVE: Main Researcher of UB at PERCEIVE

Bio

Jordi Suriñach has a Ph.D. in Economics, he is Full Professor of Applied Economics in Universitat de Barcelona and Director of the IREA Research Institute. He is also President of the Spanish Regional Science Association. His research agenda focuses on Regional and Urban Economics.

email: jsurinach@ub.edu | Personal Website

Vicente Royuela

Department: Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economy

Title: Full Professor of Applied Economics

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher - Coordinator of WP2

Bio

Vincente Royuela has a Ph.D. in Economics, he is Associate Professor of Applied Economics in Universitat de Barcelona and Accredited as Full Professor by the Spanish Ministry of Education. His research agenda is focused in Regional and Urban Economics. He is also the Managing Editor of REGION and member of the EOC of ERSA.

email: vroyuela@ub.edu | Personal Website

Enrique López-Bazo

Department: Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economy

Title: Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economy

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher

Bio

Enrique López-Bazo took his Ph.D in Economics and now he is Full Professor of Applied Economics in Universitat de Barcelona. His main research field is regional economics, including the analysis of factors that stimulates growth and development and the origin of spatial differences in the labour market.

email: elopez@ub.edu | Personal Website

Rosina Moreno

Department: Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economy

Title: Full Professor of Applied Economics

Role in PERCEIVE: Researcher

Bio

Rosina Moreno has a Ph.D. in Economics and she is Full Professor of Applied Economics in Universitat de Barcelona. Her research interests focus on the main determinants of economic growth at the regional level, mainly on innovation and knowledge externalities as well as on the use of spatial econometrics techniques.

email: rmoreno@ub.edu | Personal Website

Bibiana Barnadas

Department: Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economy

Title: Research Support Technician

Role in PERCEIVE: Support Research

Bio

Bibiana Barnadas graduated in Business Administration and Management and she is Project Manager of AQR-IREA research group. She has been involved in several public and private research projects and collaboration covenants as project manager. She has also experience organizing workshops, seminars and conferences.

email: bibiana.barnadas@ub.edu | Personal Website

Latest journal contributions by University of Barcelona

The Local Managing Authorities in Merida and Barcelona, Spain: more simplification of funds’ management and more input from the EU in terms of communication

05/10/2018 | University of Barcelona | Workshop | WP1, WP2, WP3, WP7

The Local Managing Authorities in Merida and Barcelona, Spain: more simplification of funds’ management and more input from the EU in terms of communication

PERCEIVE workshops with the Local Managing Authorities in Spain were held in the cities of Merida (Extremadura) and Barcelona (Catalonia). These were the last two meetings that allowed PERCEIVE’s researcher to have a better understanding of Cohesion Policy in the case-study regions, to be integrated into the final recommendations. Read further to find out the results.

How to measure European Identity?

11/04/2018 | University of Barcelona | Research | WP2

How to measure European Identity?

How can the components of European Identity be combined in a synthetic indicator? This concept can be defined in different ways. Our research team managed to find a way to measure it also through the lens of citizens’ perception of institutional quality and their support to policies backing redistribution and aid. Read more and download the report on the construction of the CIEI indicator curated by the University of Barcelona.