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Barcelona Microeconometrics Summer School

Economics Summer Schools at Barcelona GSE

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics welcomes the summer with a diverse range of summer schools in economics and related fields.

These short summer programs are addressed to researchers, professionals and graduate students who want to improve their competences in specific fields of knowledge. Renowned academics and leading practitioners teach our summer school courses, which draw participants from all over the world.


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The 2015 summer course offering includes the following programs:

Courses are designed with modularity so that participants can customize their own summer school program, tailored to their individual goals and interests.

Scholarship Opportunities


New for Summer 2015, the UniCredit & Universities Summer School Programme offers scholarships in the amount of 1,500€ for attending Barcelona GSE Summer School courses. Interested candidates must apply for the scholarship online through the Foundation's website by January 15, 2015.

Course List

Barcelona Banking Summer School

Director:  Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Courses: Banking Theory, Empirical Banking - Applications, Regulation of Banks and Risk Management in a Post-Crisis World, and Empirical Banking - Methodological Aspects

Barcelona Competition Economics Summer School

Director: Juan-José Ganuza (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Courses: Introduction to Economics of Competition Policy

Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School

Director:  Maia Güell (University of Edinburgh)

Courses: Labor Market Outcomes, Lectures on the Economics of Education, and Worker Mobility in Globalized Labor Markets

Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School

Director:  Luca Gambetti (UAB and Barcelona GSE)

Courses: Bayesian Methods for DSGE Models, Bayesian Time Series Methods: Introductory, Bayesian Time Series Methods: Advanced, Empirical Time Series Methods: Introductory, Empirical Time Series Methods: Advanced, and Modeling Non-stationary and Non-linear Time Series

Barcelona Microeconometrics Summer School

Director: Sergi Jiménez-Martin (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Courses: Panel Data Linear Analysis, Econometrics of Cross-section Data with Applications and Dynamic and Non-linear Panel Data Models

The course Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation is now full.

Practical Information


All Barcelona GSE Economics Summer Schools are taught in English.


Barcelona Economics Summer Schools are taught at the Ciutadella campus of the Barcelona GSE, site of Pompeu Fabra University. The campus is located in downtown Barcelona, within walking distance of both the beach and the city's financial, cultural and governmental centers. See the map.

Admissions Process

Application Period Begins: February 3
Application Deadline: June 15

After May 30, your place may not be guaranteed.

Applications will be evaluated by the program directors and candidates will be informed of their decision. 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.


Summer Programs at Barcelona GSE Academic Units

UPF LeeX Experimental Economics Summer School in Macroeconomics
June 8-14, 2015

An intensive summer school devoted to instructing macroeconomists in experimental methods will be offered at Ciutadella Campus. This summer school promotes experimental methods among macroeconomists and assists with and critiques participants' proposals for macroeconomic experiments.

CREI Barcelona Macroeconomic Summer School
June 22 - July 10, 2015

Also offered at Ciutadella Campus, these courses will cover recent developments in different areas of macroeconomics, including growth, international finance and trade, and monetary and fiscal policies. The courses are aimed at graduate students specializing in macroeconomics or related fields, as well as faculty members or researchers who wish to to brush up their knowledge of the field and expose themselves to the latest advances in academic research.

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Course Dates:
June 29 - July 10, 2015

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