Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

 

Master Theses authored by students of the Master's Degree in Economics and Finance, a program jointly organized by UPF and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)

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  • Fernandez, Oscar; Fonseca, Sergio; Magnini, Gino; Marcelli Fabiani, Riccardo; Nobile, Claudia (2021-07-13)
    We construct a theoretical Overlapping Generations (OLG) model to describe how sovereign debt crises can propagate in the economy under certain financial constraints. When prices of bonds fall due to perceived sovereign ...
  • Ito, Hirotaka; Özen, Kadir (2021-07)
    2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis led to European debt crisis leaving the periphery of euro zone with very high borrowing costs compared to core countries. When Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis hit the economies, unconventional ...
  • Casanova, Jorge Luis; Guias, Horia Bogdan; López, Carlos Javier; Salvanti, Andrea; Sewell, Patrick (2021-07-23)
    In line with the growing governmental efforts to reduce the gender income gap, in 2016 a retirement pension supplement for mothers of two or more children was introduced in Spain. Through an Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition ...
  • Lavagna, Gabriela; Patterson, Helena; Razmadze, Robizon (2021-07)
    We develop early warning models for systemic crises prediction using machine learning techniques on macrofinancial data for 36 countries for quarterly data spanning 1970-2013. Machine learning models outperform logistic ...
  • Bini, Lapo; Mueck, Daniel (2021-05-30)
    In order to analyse whether financial conditions are relevant downside risk predictors for the 5% Growth at Risk conditional quantile, we propose a Dynamic Factor- GARCH Model, comparing it to the two most relevant approaches ...
  • Ortiz de Zevallos, Alejandro (2021-06)
    IFRS 9, which changes the estimation of Loan Loss Provisions from an Incurred Loss model to an Expected Credit Loss model, entered into application in 2018. It changed the focus to a forward-looking perspective, which ...
  • Camilo, Amil; Gokalp, Doruk; Iurchenko, Daniil; Klix, Julian; Rubinoff, Jeremy (2020)
    Using firm-level data from Spain, we investigate robot abandonment, a phenomenon neglected by the literature, and find that a substantial proportion of robot adoption is non-permanent. We also find that (i) firms are most ...
  • Ozkaya, Guneykan; Wang, Yaping (2020)
    In this paper, we combine several Multi-Armed bandit algorithms with methodologies from finance literature and apply it to portfolio choice problem. Our results show that when we combine bandit algorithms with methodologies ...
  • Diken, Ozan; Henderson, Dominic (2020-07)
    In venture capital, two or more venture capitalists (VC) often form syndicates to participate in the same financing rounds. Historically, syndicated investments have been found to have a positive effect on the investment ...
  • Laudi, Mattia; Massoni, Hubert; Newland, James (2020)
    Exposure to air pollution is a common cause of health conditions which worsen Covid-19 patient outcomes. Using cross-sectional count data, we investigate the effect of long-term pollution exposure (PPPP2.5) on Covid-19 ...
  • García, Alejandro; Kelly, Thomas; Seguí, Joan (2020-07)
    Previous research has identified stealth trading by informed participants as a primary driver of price discovery in equity markets. Using two distinct empirical approaches, this paper extends the stealth trading literature ...
  • Agustí, Marc; Ásmundsson, Magnús; Bischofberger, Christof; Llanos, Pablo de; Font, Albert; Kazarian, Lucía (2020)
    We offer a novel approach to investigate the extent to which the expansion of the sharing economy is responsible for increases in long-term rents and prices on the housing market. Using a panel of quarterly data on newly ...
  • Julius, Jenna; Keely, Richard; Mascord, Joshua; Polani, Usama; Prigozhina, Daniela (2019)
    After five decades of sustained growth, the Irish housing market experienced a precipitous crash in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis in 2007. Our paper examines the short- and long-run dynamics between rental ...
  • Flynn, Eimear; Saravia, Florencia; Cenzon, Josefina; Gupta, Nimisha; Tezel, Selena (2019)
    Is financial globalization beneficial to economies at all levels of development? Or are there certain “threshold” levels of financial, institutional and economic development a country must first attain in order to realize ...
  • Landau, Daniel; Ramos, Gabriel Lobato (2019)
    In this paper, we characterize a variety of financial markets as partially correlated networks of stock returns via the implementation of the joint sparse regression estimation techniques of Peng et al. (2009). We find ...
  • Bahuguna, Shaily; Heer, Davina; Lago, Manuel; Loras, Diego; Toietta, Chiara (2019)
    This paper aims to find a pattern in the evolution of altruistic and cooperative behaviour whilst distinguishing across different types of schools in Spain. In specific, we design a controlled laboratory experiment by ...
  • Bogatyreva, Natalia; Grandez, Rodrigo; Rodríguez Apolinar, Sergio; Soldevilla, Abraham (2019)
    The Black and Scholes model (BS) assumes that the volatility of an asset is constant over the trading period. As a result, BS returns a flat volatility surface. This assumption fails to capture the asset’s volatility ...
  • González, Oriol; Irisarri, Marko; Iglesias, Santiago; Beristain, Asier; Cabado, Manuel (2019)
    Weak identification is known to yield unreliable standard instrumental variables inference. A large literature has focused on addressing this issue by proposing methods to detect weak instruments, mainly through the ...
  • Buss, Joseph; Monteiro, Ana; Balitrand, Julie; Richter, Paul; Oehlen, Jens (2019)
    We study the effects of the #BlackLivesMatter movement on the law abiding behavior of African-Americans. First, we derive a conceptual framework to illustrate changes in risk perceptions across different races. Second, we ...
  • Khairani, Rina; Ruzzier, Gianmarco (2018)
    This paper simulates the value premium anomaly under neoclassical framework of investment adapted from Zhang (2005) calibrated with standard, high and low capital structure specifications and leverage settings. Our model ...

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