Welcome to the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School (BLSS)
The Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School will be offered by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics from July 8-12, 2013. It is directed by Maia Güell, Professor of Economics at University of Edinburgh.
Labor related issues have been studied in the economics profession from a number of different angles. The goal of the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School is to cover a wide range of topics in labor economics from a variety of perspectives. In particular, this summer school offers courses that will cover recent developments within the macro-labor, micro-labor and managerial-labor contexts. In each course, both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered. These courses should be of interest to graduate students or academics who want to expand their knowledge in the area and to practitioners interested in understanding the fundamentals of these issues. During the courses, faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.
Course Offering Summer 2013
All courses are 10 hours long. The schedule is as follows:
The schedule of the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School is designed to allow students to participate in all courses offered. However, courses can also be taken individually.
Call for papers
There is a call for papers for students who wish to present their work. If you are interested in submitting a paper for review, please make your submission at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please put "labor call for papers" in the subject line of your email.) Please note that the deadline for submitting papers is May 31. The schedule for the presentation of papers will be announced when the selection of papers has been finalized. At the end of the Summer School, participants who have presented a paper will receive an additional certificate.
To whom the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School is addressed
Given the wide range of topics covered in the courses, candidates who would benefit from the labor economics summer school include:
- PhD and master students in economics and business (or other social sciences) who want to further their knowledge in labor issues, or whose dissertation focuses on the labor market or related topics.
- Researchers and professionals from public institutions and policy-oriented institutions whose work would benefit from exposure to the latest advances in academic research of the labor market.
- Professionals from private firms who would benefit from exposure to the latest advances in academic research of the labor market, especially from the courses within the managerial-labor perspective.
- Holders of undergraduate degrees in economics and business (or other social sciences) who wish to complement their background with a comprehensive overview of the labor market from a variety of perspectives.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have:
- Strong background in Economics or related fields
- Working knowledge of English
There is limited space in the Barcelona GSE Summer School Courses. Among the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, the Barcelona GSE will select those with more outstanding professional and/or academic careers.
|900 €||600 €|
|Second ||600 €||450 €|
|Third +||500 €||400 €|
Early bird discount 10% (for full payments received on or before April 30)
Fees include coffee breaks and any material required for the course.
Applications will be evaluated by the program directors and candidates will be informed of their decision. A document will be attached to our response with payment information. Before applying, please read through the summer school cancellation policy and other regulations. [pdf]
At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see if these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.