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Youth Unemployment, by Oriol Amat


Oriol Amat, the director of the Master's in Financial and Accounts Management, wrote an article in El Temps published on 26 April 2011 on youth unemployment in Spain. The professor of financial economics at Pompeu Fabra University emphasised that “youth unemployment in Spain is at 40%, twice that of the European Union”.

In his article, Oriol Amat stated that “there are many reasons behind this negative situation, some arising from education”. Amat went on to say that “there is a large gap between what youths are learning and want companies require”.

Oriol Amat is the director of the Master's in Corporate Financial and Accounts Management and participates as a lecturer on various IDEC courses. The professional interest areas of this professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the UPF are company analysis and management accounting. Oriol Amat recently published the book Eufòria i pànic, in which he analyses the causes behind the current economic situation.

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