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Ramón y Cajal research grants awarded to Manuel García-Santana and Geert Mesters

Ramón y Cajal research grants awarded to Manuel García-Santana and Geert Mesters

The two professors will each receive 5-year support from the Spanish government for investigation in Economics and Analysis

05.02.2021

 

Manuel García-Santana and Geert Mesters

Two UPF Department of Economics and Business researchers were awarded Ramón y Cajal research grants as part of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness 2019 call for applications.

Manuel García-Santana was selected for his proposed project in the field of Economics, and Geert Mesters was selected for his project in the field of Economic Analysis. The two researchers will each be granted €308,600 over 5 years.

Ramón y Cajal grants are aimed at promoting the incorporation of national and foreign researchers with outstanding careers in research centres. The grants provide support for the recruitment of excellent post-doctoral researchers as well as creation of permanent jobs. Awarded investigators are chosen for the strength of their of prior academic and research work, and are chosen from a wide variety of scientific fields.

Prof. García-Santana is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Business, and is also a CREI Research Associate, Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona GSE, and a CEPR Research Affiliate. He earned his PhD in Economics in 2012 from the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), and conducted post-doctoral research at the Free University of Brussels. In 2015 he won the Jornades d’Economia Industrial (JEI) Young Economist Award, and in 2020 he was a co-winner of the the Hicks-Tinbergen medal from the European Economic Association. His research interests lie in macroeconomics, trade, and aggregate productivity.

Prof. Mesters is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Business, as well as Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona GSE and Research Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2015 he earned both a PhD in Econometrics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, and a PhD in Law and Criminology from the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. In 2017 he won the Arnold Zellner Thesis Award in the Business and Economic Statistics section of the American Statistical Association.

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