The Barcelona GSE's rigorous master's programs are geared towards students who are bright, curious, and motivated to excel. But between study sessions, our students benefit from all the essentials typically associated with student life: informal lectures and outside learning opportunities, sports and social events, a vibrant city to explore, and most of all: lasting relationships with classmates.
Events such as our fideuà cookouts gave master students, faculty, and staff a chance to relax. The whole community is invited to participate in delicious dinners and other events like this in the garden at Ciutadella Campus and other locations around town.
Sports and Activities
In 2016, we held the first "Futsal" (indoor football) tournament. Each master's program fielded a team of students, faculty, and staff. The ITFD team were the victors! See photos on Facebook
Other sports and activities:
- Annual intra-university soccer league with other local universities
- Barcelona half-marathon
- Ski trips to Andorra
For more information, email the Programs Office.
The Barcelona GSE PhD Jamboree is an opportunity for students in both PhD programs in the Barcelona GSE community to show off their research, exchange ideas, and receive feedback on work in progress. The Jamboree is organized and led by GPEFM and IDEA students.
The Jamboree's 2016 program included 21 papers by current students, 2 from alumni, and a special presentation by BGSE founder Andreu Mas-Colell on "The Training of Economists."
Invited Lectures and Events
Throughout the year, students have opportunities to attend lectures events exclusive to the Barcelona GSE community. Examples include:
- Barcelona GSE Lecture by Roger Myerson, Nobel Laureate in Economics
- Opening Lecture by Partha Dasgupta (University of Cambridge)
- Roundtable with Barcelona GSE Scientific Council Members Chong-En Bai, Robert Lucas, and Edward Prescott
Student & Alumni Blog
The Barcelona GSE Voice is a collection of blog posts by master's program students and alumni. Some of the most-read posts last year included:
- Is it ethical that soccer players make more money than doctors? by Nadim Elayan '15
- The death of fixed income by Alex Hansen '13
- Monetary Policy Uncertainty: does it justify requiring the Fed to follow a Taylor rule? by Class of 2015 graduates Jacques Alcabes, Ángelo Gutiérrez, Patrick Mayer, and Hugo Kaminski. (This post received feedback from the creator of the Taylor rule!)