Dr. Judit Vall, researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), has been appointed associate professor at the University of Barcelona (UB). Vall is a member of the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business. The new associate professor, who is an expert in health economics and labour economics, had previously been Director of Research at the Centre for Research in Economics and Health at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and was adjunct professor at the University of Girona.
Professor Vall – who has been involved in international projects at NBER, UNICEF and the University of Cambridge – was a Marie Curie predoctoral research fellow at Maastricht University, where she received her doctorate in July 2010. After defending her PhD, she was a Robert Solow postdoctoral fellow at the UPF. She has been a visiting researcher at Essex University, at the Toulousse School of Economics, and at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on a Fulbright-Schuman scholarship.