The academic excellence of the Barcelona GSE rests on the talent, enthusiasm, and drive derived from its faculty. A community of over 150 Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors working on Economics, Finance, Data Science, and related areas is drawn from four top-flight academic units, offering students the possibility for regular, direct contact with leading instructors in their field.

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

  • 156 Affiliated Professors
  • 30 nationalities (48% from outside Spain)
  • 100% hold a PhD: 43% from US universities, 21% from Spanish universities, and 36% from universities in other countries

Guest Professors

Guest professors are academics from other universities and industry practitioners who are invited to teach in the Barcelona GSE master programs. They bring the right combination of scholarship, practical experience, and outside perspective to the classroom.

Barcelona GSE professors are very approachable, sharing their ideas with our competitive and passionate pool of master's students. Many of our faculty members have been part of the Barcelona GSE since its foundation and have extensive experience teaching in our master programs.

In addition to this established academic community, guest professors are also invited from institutions and companies around the world to deliver engaging courses and lectures to challenge and inspire our students.

The Barcelona GSE academic community includes more than 150 Affiliated Professors, who are all tenured or tenure-track faculty members from one of our four academic units: 

From outside Spain, the universities with the most PhDs among affiliated professors are:

  • University of Minnesota (11)
  • Harvard University (7)
  • London School of Economics (7)
  • European University Institute (6)
  • Northwestern University (6)
  • University of Pennsylvania (5)

Professors are also members of prominent societies, organizations, and networks, including:

Besides their teaching role with the Barcelona GSE, our master's professors are also published in leading Economics publications and renowned journals in different discipline subfields, and serve as co-editors and associate editors for many of these journals. 

Many Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors have received public recognition for both the volume and quality of their research. They are also highly sought after as consultants and advisors for governments, international organizations, financial institutions, and corporations.

List of faculty by program

Select a program to view the list of affiliated and guest professors teaching at the Barcelona GSE:


ForthcomingChristian Roessler, Sandro Shelegia and Bruno Strulovici

Collective commitment

Journal of Political Economy
ForthcomingJose Apesteguia and Miguel Ángel Ballester

Monotone Stochastic Choice Models: The Case of Risk and Time Preferences

Journal of Political Economy
ForthcomingDavide Debortoli, Ricardo Nunes and Pierre Yared

Optimal time-consistent government debt maturity

Quarterly Journal of Economics