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The School's academic offer includes Master's degrees as well as summer schools, professional courses, and in-company training.
BSE research has been ranked among the top Economics Departments in the world.
Established as the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), the institution was legally recognized by the Government of Catalonia in October 2006 as a foundation dedicated to higher education.
The School was created with the objective to foster scientific cooperation between four existing academic and research units in Barcelona:
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra— Department of Economics and Business
- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona — Unit of Economic Analysis
- Institute for Economic Analysis
- Centre for Research in International Economics
The School's board of trustees includes both private and public institutions.
The school changed its name to Barcelona School of Economics in 2021.
The BSE Scientific Council works with faculty and administrators to ensure the quality of teaching, research, and admissions procedures. The council is made up of leading academics, including several Nobel Laureates in Economics.
Members of the Barcelona School of Economics Scientific Council
- Daron Acemoglu, MIT
- Aloisio Araujo, IMPA and Fundação Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro)
- Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
- Chong-En Bai, Tsinghua University
- Richard Blundell, University College London
- Janet Currie, Princeton University
- Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge
- Mathias Dewatripont Université Libre de Bruxelles
- Darrell Duffie, Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Raquel Fernández, New York University
- Oliver Hart, Harvard University, Nobel Laureate
- James J. Heckman, University of Chicago, Nobel Laureate
- Bengt Holmström, MIT, Nobel Laureate
- Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University
- Timothy Kehoe, University of Minnesota
- Anne Krueger, The Johns Hopkins University
- Justin Yifu Lin, Peking University
- Robert Lucas, University of Chicago, Nobel Laureate
- Charles F. Manski, Northwestern University
- Eric S. Maskin, Harvard University Nobel Laureate
- Preston McAfee, former Chief Economist of Microsoft
- Roger Myerson, University of Chicago Nobel Laureate
- Juan Pablo Nicolini, United States Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- Edward C. Prescott, University of Arizona, Nobel Laureate
- Hélène Rey, London Business School
- John Roberts, Stanford University
- Alvin Roth, Stanford University, Nobel Laureate
- Ariel Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University and New York University
- Thomas J. Sargent, New York University, Nobel Laureate
- Christopher A. Sims, Yale University, Nobel Laureate
- Robert M. Solow, MIT, Nobel Laureate
- Nancy Stokey, University of Chicago
- Fabrizio Zilibotti, University of Zürich
One of BSE's main objectives is to make Barcelona a leading community in economics research worldwide.
The Barcelona School of Economics research community constitutes one of the leading clusters of economics research in Europe. It has been ranked by RePEc among the top 15 Economics Departments in the world, the top 5 in Europe, and as the best in Spain.
Severo Ochoa Research Excellence AccreditationsEdit
In 2011, BSE was distinguished as one of only eight Centers of Research 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.
BSE received a third consecutive Severo Ochoa distinction for the period 2020–23.
- Behavioral and Experimental Economics
- Business Economics
- Data Science
- Development Economics
- Economic History
- Financial Economics
- Game Theory
- Growth and Development
- Health Economics
- Industrial Organization
- International Economics
- Labor Economics
- Monetary and Fiscal Policy
- Political Economy
- Public Economics
- Social Choice and Mechanism Design
- Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
The main research activities organized by the Barcelona School of Economics include:
- BSE Lectures
- Research Recognition Program
- Calvó-Armengol International Prize
- BSE "Trobada" (annual academic gathering)
- BSE Summer Forum
Affiliated Professors of the Barcelona School of Economics are tenured or tenure-track faculty members from the BSE academic units.
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 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 150 affiliated professors, including:
- José Apesteguia
- Jordi Brandts
- Fernando Broner
- Julian di Giovanni
- Jan Eeckhout
- Jordi Galí
- José G. Montalvo
- Nezih Guner
- Flip Klijn
- Gábor Lugosi
- Inés Macho-Stadler
- Albert Marcet
- Alberto Martín
- Massimo Motta
- Rosemarie Nagel
- David Pérez-Castrillo
- José-Luis Peydró
- Marta Reynal-Querol
- Barbara Rossi
- Albert Satorra
- Jaume Ventura
Some of the scholars and professionals who have taught at the Barcelona School of Economics as Guest Professors include:
The academic programs of the Barcelona School of Economics attract a highly international group of students in several main programs.
The Barcelona School of Economics offers Master's programs leading to three different master's degrees:
Master's Degree in Economics and Finance
Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis
- Competition and Market Regulation
- Economics of Public Policy
- International Trade, Finance, and Development
- Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
Master's Degree in Data Science
There are two PhD programs in the Barcelona School of Economics community, one at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and one at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Both programs are organized jointly with BSE:
- International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA).
- Graduate Program in Economics, Finance and Management (GPEFM).
Other Academic ProgramsEdit
BSE offers summer school programs, professional courses, and in-company training throughout the year.
The Barcelona School of Economics counts on an international network of Alumni Ambassadors, selected from renowned past students.
New York Chapter
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