Alumni Meeting 2017

Registration is now closed. To request late registration, please email alumni@barcelonagse.eu


Welcome back, alumni!

We are very excited to host over 200 BGSE alumni, from all masters cohorts and programs, from more than 25 countries, for this historic reunion event. Here is some information to help you get the most out of the weekend:

10th Anniversary Events (Friday morning)

The Alumni Meeting is part of the celebration of the Barcelona GSE's 10th Anniversary. On Friday morning, there are two other 10th Anniversary events which are not part of the Alumni Meeting, but which many of you have registered to attend:

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ROUNDTABLE
12:00-16:00 | UPF Auditorium

Distinguished members of the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council will hold a panel discussion on "The Practical Influence of Economic Research."

  • Richard Blundell (University College London)
  • Matthew Jackson (Stanford University)
  • Anne Krueger (The Johns Hopkins University)
  • Alvin Roth (Stanford University) Nobel Laureate
  • Christopher Sims (Princeton University) Nobel Laureate

Moderator: Teresa Garcia-Milà, Director of the BGSE

TRIBUTE AND CONVERSATION WITH 2016 NOBEL LAUREATES

Oliver Hart (Harvard University) and Bengt Holmström (MIT) are both members of the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council. There will be a brief presentation with Professors Hart and Holmström immediately following the roundtable.

BARCELONA GSE 10 YEARS REVIEW

  • Joaquín Almunia, Honorary President of the BGSE
  • Ramon Marimon, Chairman of the BGSE Board of Trustees
  • Andreu Mas-Colell, Founder of the BGSE
  • Hugo Sonnenschein, Honorary President of the BGSE Scientific Council

LUNCH AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY BGSE

Enjoy lunch with classmates, professors, and alumni from all class years as we celebrate 10 years of the Barcelona GSE!

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
16:00-17:30 | UPF Building 40

Faculty and Scientific Council members will participate in three academic conferences covering Macro, Micro, and Applied topics.

Visit the 10th Anniversary page for more details about Friday morning's events.

Agenda for the Alumni Meeting (Friday evening and Saturday all day)
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
18:00 Meet at the entrance of UPF Ciutadella Campus to check in for the brewery visit. We will walk there together at 18:15.
18:30 Brewery visit and informal dinner at EdgeBarcelona
23:00 Rendez-vous at SalCafé

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

11:00-14:00 Welcome and registration at UPF campus
11:00-13:00 Reconnect with friends and make some new ones
Catch up with classmates and do a bit of low-key networking (with prizes!)
13:00-14:00 Standing lunch
14:00-15:00 Faculty "Tertúlia" Is there a word in English for "tertúlia"? Three professors from the masters will introduce current topics and open the floor for discussion.

  • Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and BGSE)
  • Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BGSE)
  • Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and BGSE)
15:00-17:00 Alumni Meeting Plenary Session
Current students are most welcome to attend as well!

  • BGSE 10 years review
  • Alumni representative speech
  • Presentation of the BGSE Alumni Initiative
  • Remarks by BGSE Director Teresa Garcia-Milà
17:00-17:30 Short break
17:00-20:00 Firewalk
You won't want to miss this!
20:30 Dinner for alumni at Arenal Restaurant
23:00 Party for alumni and current students at SalCafé
Dress Code

The recommended dress code for the entire weekend is business casual. Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a short walk from campus to the evening activities.

Non-alumni Guests

Some of you are traveling to Barcelona with family or friends and have asked if they will be able to attend the Alumni Meeting. While the activities have been designed specifically for BGSE alumni, we are able to open the following activities to your guests:

Friday:

  • Brewerey visit | Free for alumni. There will be a 20€ cover charge for guests.  
  • Party at SalCafé | Free entry for guests. Drinks not included.

Saturday:

  • Dinner at Arenal | Free for alumni. There will be a 20€ cover charge for guests.
  • Party at SalCafé | Free entry for guests. Drinks not included.

Instagram

Tag your photos with #bgse10 or #bgsealumni and we'll add the best ones here!

Twitter

We're trying out "Twitter Moments" - tag your Tweets with #bgse10 or #bgsealumni and we will add your perspective of the Alumni Meeting! (And don't forget to check out our BGSE Alumni Twitter List)