Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

A hub for graduate education and research in Economics and the social sciences

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Applications for 2016-17 master's degrees are now open.

A world of talent

International students from 50+ countries and faculty with PhDs from top universities

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Distinguished faculty

Some of the most cited researchers worldwide teach in our graduate programs

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Top ranking

Consistently ranked among top economic research institutions in Europe by RePEc

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High standards

All programs evaluated by a Scientific Council that includes 12 Nobel Laureates

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Shrouded Costs of Government: The Political Economy of State and Local Public Pensions

Journal of Public Economics 116, 89-105. 2014.

Edward L. Glaeser and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto

Understanding social interactions: evidence from the classroom

The Economic Journal 124(579), 917–953, 2014.

Giacomo De Giorgi and Michele Pellizzari

The effect of EU antitrust investigations and fines on a firm’s valuation

The Journal of Industrial Economics 61(2), 290–338, 2013.

Luca Aguzzoni, Gregor Langus and Massimo Motta