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"Barcelona Graduate School of Economics" is the full, official title of the institution. We request that the media use either this or the shorter version “Barcelona GSE” when referring to the school. If the name must be shortened further to avoid repetition, the acronym "GSE" may be used. The initials “BGSE” should be avoided.


Barcelona GSE Fact Sheet

Barcelona GSE is a private foundation supported by public academic institutions (UPFUAB, IAE-CSIC, and CREI) and private institutions whose objective is to promote graduate education and research in economics. The creation of graduate schools is a fundamental element in the development of research clusters in the social sciences.

Barcelona GSE was founded in fall 2006 and offers masters programs in economics for international students. All of its programs are in English and are characterized by academic excellence.

The masters have a duration of nine months (September - June).

Two of the master programs (Economics and Finance) have existed for over 10 years as UPF programs and are now offered jointly and administered by the Barcelona GSE. The other masters are awarded jointly with UAB and UPF.

The first Barcelona GSE Summer School was offered in 2007. The current summer school offer includes courses in Banking, Labor Economics, Macroeconometrics, Microeconometrics, and Political Economy.

The Barcelona GSE has been ranked by RePEc among the Top 20 economic research institutions and the Top 15 economics departments in the world. It ranks the Barcelona GSE among the Top 5 in Europe and number one in Spain.

Barcelona GSE hosted the 24th Congress of the European Economic Association and the Econometric Society European Meeting in August 2009. Attending were nearly 1800 academics, mainly from Europe and North America.





  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
  • Center for Research in International Economics (CREI)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) 

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