World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Article Id: WHEBN0014123792
Reproduction Date:

Title: Barcelona Graduate School of Economics  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Pompeu Fabra University, Andreu Mas-Colell, Mathias Dewatripont, Outright Monetary Transactions, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)
Barcelona GSE
Established 2006 (2006)
Type university research institute
Chairman Ramon Marimon
Director Teresa Garcia-Milà
Founder Andreu Mas-Colell
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Website .eu.barcelonagsewww

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, commonly referred to as Barcelona GSE, is an independent institution of research and graduate education located in Barcelona, Spain. The School offers a variety of Master's degrees in Economics and Finance. It has been ranked by RePEc among the top 12 Economics Departments in the world.


The Barcelona GSE was founded in 2006 as a joint venture of four academic institutions (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, IAE-CSIC and CREI). The School is supported by private institutions including: AXA Research Fund, Banc Sabadell, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, "la Caixa" Savings Bank, and the FemCAT Foundation. It also receives public funding from the Spanish and Catalan governments and the Barcelona City Council.

The School was legally recognized by the Government of Catalonia in October 2006 as a foundation dedicated to higher education.

Academic Units

  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) — Department of Economics and Business
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) — Unit of Economic Analysis (UAB)
  • Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC)
  • Centre for Research in International Economics (CREI)

Scientific Council

The Barcelona GSE's Scientific Council works with faculty and administrators to ensure the quality of teaching, research, and admissions procedures. It is chaired by Prof. Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus of the University of Chicago. The Council is made up of leading academics, including 11 Nobel Laureates in Economics.

Members of the Scientific Council


One of the Barcelona GSE's main objectives is to make Barcelona a worldwide primary reference in economic research.

Research Rankings

The GSE community constitutes one of the leading clusters of economics research in Europe. Three studies in the Journal of the European Economic Association placed it near the top of its rankings. According to P. Kalaitzidakis, T.P. Mamuneas, and T. Stengos “Ranking of Academic Journals and Institutions in Economics” (May 2002), it should be ranked 2nd, when their top 30 journals are taken into account (period 1995-1999). In another study by M. Lubrano, L. Bauwens, A. Kirman and C. Protopopescu, “Ranking Economics Departments in Europe: A Statistical Approach” (May 2003), the GSE community should be ranked #3 when their top journal list is considered (period 1991-2000). And according to J. Drèze and F. Estevan “Research and Higher Education in Economics: Can We Deliver The Lisbon Objectives?” (May 2007) the Barcelona GSE’s total research output would rank between second and third in Europe.[1]

The Barcelona GSE has been ranked by RePEc among the top 25 Economic Research Institutions[2] and the top 12 Economics Departments in the world,[3] the top five in Europe and as the best in Spain.[4]

Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Accreditation

In 2011 the School was distinguished as one of only eight top research institutions of excellence with an international impact in the framework of the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program, which promotes frontier research and distinguish those institutions that are defining the global scientific debate.

Research Areas

Research Activities

The main research activities organized by the Barcelona GSE include:

  • Barcelona GSE Lectures
  • Research Recognition Program
  • Calvó-Armengol International Prize
  • Barcelona GSE "Trobada" (annual academic gathering)
  • Barcelona GSE Winter Workshops
  • Barcelona GSE Summer Forum


Affiliated Professors

The Barcelona GSE derives its core strength from the faculty of its four academic institutions, which employ over one hundred renowned scholars, some of whom are also Affiliated Professors at the Barcelona GSE.

Among the Affiliated Professors there are Fellows of the Econometric Society, Fellows of the European Economic Association, Research Fellows of the Centre for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR), and Research Fellows of the CESifo. They publish in the leading journals of Economics and many of the journals of the different subfields of the discipline. They also serve as coeditors and associate editors of these journals.

At present there are some 160 affiliated professors, including:

  • Salvador Barberà
  • Antonio Ciccone
  • Giacomo De Giorgi
  • Joan-María Esteban
  • Xavier Freixas
  • Jordi Galí
  • Nezih Guner
  • Albert Marcet
  • Alberto Martín
  • Massimo Motta
  • Jaume Ventura

Guest Professors

Some of the scholars and professionals who have taught at the Barcelona GSE as Guest Professors include:

Master Programs

The Barcelona GSE offers master programs leading to three different master degrees:

Master Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Economics
  • Finance

Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

  • Competition and Market Regulation
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • International Trade, Finance, and Development
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Master Degree in Data Science

  • Data Science

Summer School and Continuing Education

The Barcelona GSE's academic offer includes a menu of short summer school programs and professional courses that is updated each year. Recently these have included topics in banking, competition economics, labor economics, microeconometrics, and systemic risk.


The Barcelona GSE has two campuses: the Ciutadella campus (UPF) and the Bellaterra campus (UAB).


  1. ^ "Research and Higher Education in Economics: Can We Deliver The Lisbon Objectives?". Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Economic Institution Rankings at IDEAS". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Rankings at IDEAS: Economics Departments". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Rankings at IDEAS: Europe". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 

External links

  • Barcelona GSE website
  • The Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Economics and Business Dept.
  • The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Unit of Economic Analysis
  • The Institute for Economic Analysis
  • The Center for Research in International Economics
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.