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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Economics

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Professor Henry Aray from the Department of Economics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call:, the 2021 call is not yet open).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ( The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research.

Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (, being positioned at 43th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

Our group GAMMA (SEJ 340) is a small group with 13 researchers. However, it is highly productive. We have published about 500 articles, many of them in very reputed journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, etc. We have also supervised 25 PhD dissertations who have been placed in very important institutions including European Central Bank, Bank of Ireland, Joint Research Centre-European Commission, University of Essex, University of the Balearic Islands, University of Leon, Public University of Navarra, Catholic University of Uruguay, etc. In addition, we have been granted more than 40 research projects.

Project description:

The report "Our Common Future" of the World Commission on Environment and Development of the United Nations Organization (UNO, 1987) defined the concept of sustainable development. The report states that “Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Achieving sustainable development has become a commitment and a challenge for the countries, which makes it necessary to reorient the economic development model considering a medium and long-term perspective of action. The problem of environmental degradation, and specifically climate change, constitutes a restriction faced by the authorities of a country for the elaboration of economic policies, since they must contemplate actions that contribute to the deceleration of climate change within the framework of international agreements. Therefore, the fight against climate change has generally produced a tightening of environmental policies, which could have consequences on economic activity and capital flows.

The general objective of this project is, therefore, to study the relationship between environmental policies, capital flows, economic growth and polluting emissions. In this regard, the implementation of public policies plays a key role. Therefore, one of the main specific objectives of this project is the constructions of models in which the government has to design optimal tax and tariff policies and optimal policies for resource allocation.

Research Area:

  • Economic Sciences (ECO)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Henry Aray (

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)