Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25 - 27, Barcelona, 8005, Spain

About Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is an independent institution of research and graduate study located in Barcelona, Spain.

The school was founded in 2006 as the joint venture of four academic institutions (University of Pompeu Fabra, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute for Economic Analysis and Centre for Research in International Economics).

The Scientific Council at the university works with the teaching staff and administrators to ensure that the quality of teaching, research and the admissions procedures remains high. Members of the Scientific Council are made up of 30 leading academics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Tsinghua University, University College London, New York University, Tel Aviv University and Columbia University among others. Among the Scientific Council are 12 Nobel Laureates in economics.

The school offers a variety of master's degrees in economics, finance and data science. It also offers two PhD programmes in economics.

The institution undertakes research in several areas including, but not limited to, economic history, health economics, game theory, political economy, international economics, heath economics, monetary and fiscal policy and social choice and mechanism design. One of the key aims of the school is to become one of the key global references in economic research.

The university also offers a number of summer school programmes and professional courses which are updated every year. In the past, topics have included banking,competition economics, corporate finance, data science, political economy and systemic risk among other things.

The school is spread over two campuses: the Ciutadella campus and the Bellaterra campus.