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Dr Pau Balart Castro

Dr Pau Balart Castro
Senior lecturer
Business Organization
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Brief CV

Pau Balart received his PhD in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Business Economics at Universitat de les Illes Balears. Previously he did a postdoc in the Economics department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His main fields of research are Applied Micoreconomic Theory and Education Economics. His works have been published in international academic journals as well as in book chapters. He has presented his research in several national and international conferences.

Selected publications:

Balart, P., Casas, A., & Troumpounis, O. (2022). Technological change, campaign spending and polarization. Journal of Public Economics, 211, 104666

Balart, Pau. 'Semiorder preferences and price-oriented buyers in a Hotelling model.' Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 188 (2021): 394-407

Balart, Pau, Lara Ezquerra, and Iñigo Hernandez-Arenaz. 'Framing effects on risk-taking behavior: evidence from a field experiment in multiple-choice tests.' Experimental Economics 25.4 (2022): 1268-1297

Balart, P., & Oosterveen, M. (2019). Females show more sustained performance during test-taking than males. Nature communications, 10(1), 3798.

Balart, P., Oosterveen, M., & Webbink, D. (2018). Test scores, noncognitive skills and economic growth. Economics of Education Review, 63, 134-153

Balart, Pau, Sabine Flamand, and Orestis Troumpounis. 'Strategic choice of sharing rules in collective contests.' Social Choice and Welfare 46 (2016): 239-262

Anghel, B., & Balart, P. (2017). Non-cognitive skills and individual earnings: new evidence from PIAAC. SERIEs, 8(4), 417-473

Balart, P., Chowdhury, S. M., & Troumpounis, O. (2017). Linking individual and collective contests through noise level and sharing rules. Economics Letters, 155, 126-130.

Balart, P. (2016). The increase in college premium and the decline in low‐skill wages: A signaling story. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 18(3), 363-384

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11653 - Human Resources Management
20490 - End of Degree Project
20491 - Practicum
20628 - Management and Incentives in Organisations
20629 - Final Degree Project in Economics
20630 - Practical Placements on the Degree in Economics
20660 - Practical Placements
  • Double Degree in Economics and Tourism (2015)2020-21
21208 - Design of Organisations
  • Degree in Business Administration2019-20
  • Double degree in Business Administration and Law2019-20
  • Double degree in Business Administration and Law (2013 syllabus)2019-20
21222 - Final Degree Project in Business Administration
21223 - Practical Placements on the Degree in Business Administration
22523 - Strategic and Economic Management of Human Resources
  • Degree in Labour Relations2019-20
  • Degree in Labour Relations (2010 syllabus)2019-20


Research groups

Group Membership type
Decision Science Collaborator
Research group on Economics of organisations (GREO) Member
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