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Master in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Francesc Obiols
Albert Marcet

A letter to prospective students
from Prof. Francesc Obiols, Program Director
and Prof. Albert Marcet, Scientific Director

"If you have a keen interest in a career in policy design, an excellent work ethic, and the desire to further your professional training while enjoying one of Europe’s hippest cities, then this could be the master program for you."

Program Overview

Skills acquired in this master program

  • Deep understanding of economic theory behind macroeconomic models and models of financial markets
  • Econometric techniques required for a state-of-theart applied analysis
  • Numerical methods and simulation techniques useful in quantitative macroeconomics and in policy design and evaluation
  • Ability to write technical and executive reports and the skills to publicly communicate and discuss research work.
  • Graduates in economics, business administration, and engineering
  • Junior practitioners in central banks and public institutions seeking an improvement in their skills and an upgrade of their professional profile
  • Prospective PhD students looking for a solid master program in economics
  • Research departments in financial institutions
  • International institutions and government agencies
  • Financial operators in the private sector

Program details and structure

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Structure: 9 months (3 trimesters), full time
  • Tuition: 14,500 €
    Fees listed are for the 2015-16
    academic year and are subject to change for future editions of the master program.
  • Campus: Bellaterra (UAB)
  • Degree awarded: Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis (awarded jointly with UPF and UAB)

All programs in the Barcelona GSE Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). 

Indicadors de qualitat 

Applications for 2016-17 will open in November.

If you like, we can send you a reminder by email when applications open.


Student Profile

Facts, figures, and faces of Macro students


Alumni Outlook

Professional career paths and doctoral placements of program graduates


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