Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)

The Barcelona GSE was founded to promote frontier research and postgraduate studies in economics. It is a pioneering initiative that brings together four academic units, which all have a strong, international reputation and a history of leadership in the field of economics: The Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra; the Unit of Economic Analysis at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; The Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC); The Center for Research in International Economics (CREI).

The Barcelona GSE enjoys close collaboration with these academic units in teaching and research as well as in the shared use of resources. This combination of innovation and accumulated experience is one of the unique features of the Barcelona GSE.

The Barcelona GSE invites tenured or tenure-track faculty members from the academic units to be Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors. They form the nucleus of the institution's research and teaching community.

The Barcelona GSE was established to create a central hub in the field of economics and enhance the research in economics that already existed in Barcelona. The initiative of the School enhanced the research possibilities of the four units and provided the preparation needed to achieve the Severo Ochoa distinction.

Key Facts of Barcelona GSE

A diverse community of 165 researchers, 16 listed at the World top 5 % according to RePEc.
Internationally recognized programme, with 88 % international students.
Number of active ERC grants as of the year 2016.
Highest ranked economics institution in Spain, tenth in Europe, according to RePEc.

Thanks to the recognition and additional funding of the Severo Ochoa Program, the Barcelona GSE has succeeded in reinforcing its strategy of attracting and retaining researchers of the highest caliber. We have enhanced support for research, in particular applied research, providing funds which have allowed researchers to purchase the needed data or software, to hire research assistants. Funding from the Severo Ochoa Program also supported the launch of a major annual conference, the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, with significant international impact and visibility. In addition, the Severo Ochoa Program has strengthened the doctoral programs in the Barcelona GSE research community and helps us compete with highly rated institutions to attract the best students and carry out new lines of research.

Teresa Garcia-Milà

Teresa Garcia-Milà

Director at Barcelona GSE

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