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Research on School Choice Systems at the MOVE-UAB (Barcelona) Dr. Caterina Calsamiglia (RYC-2008-02145)

In the last ERC Starting Grants call (2014), Caterina Calsemiglia obtained funding for her project, which is entitled A Comprehensive Approach to School Choice and Education (CompSCHoice).

Catarina was born in Barcelona (1977). She is graduated in Economics by the Pompeu Fabra University (1999) and completed her MPhil (2003) and her PhD (2005) in Economics at the Yale University (USA), with Professor Stephen Morris as supervisor. She was teacher assistant at the Yale University between 2002 and 2004. Then, in spring 2005, she moved to the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) were she worked as a lecturer. In September 2005 she started a contract as assistant professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Department of Economics and Economy History. Then, in 2009, she got a Ramón y Cajal contract, which allowed her to continue making research at this Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since February 2014, Caterina is associate professor at the Department of Economics and Economy History of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is currently the deputy director of the Master in Economics of Public Policy at Barcelona GSE and member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Group, directed by James Heckman of the University of Chicago. Her research is related to the field of public economics and distributive justice, and touches upon themes such as equal opportunities in the design of public policies and on how the design of school choice systems affects children’s performance and the segregation of neighborhoods and schools.

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