Barcelona GSE Director Teresa Garcia-Milà (UPF and BGSE) was named 2016 "Member of Merit" of the Association for her contributions to the field and for her teaching and scientific work.

Professor Guillem López-Casasnovas (UPF and BGSE) received the prize for best book from the Revista Econòmica de Catalunya for his book, El benestar desigual (Atalaya, 2015).

Photo: Professor Garcia-Milà with the dean of the association, Joan B. Casas Onteniente (left), and Oriol Junqueras, Vicepresident and Minister of Economy and Finance in the Government of Catalonia.

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Students, alumni, and faculty participate in second annual BGSE Futsal Tourney

Teams of masters students, alumni, and faculty matched up in the second annual Barcelona GSE Futsal (indoor football) Tournament. After a morning of hard-fought matches, the faculty emerged as the surprise victors! After the tournament everyone enjoyed a community paella back on campus.

See photos from the tourney on Flickr


10th Anniversary BGSE Alumni Reunion: March 31-April 1

We will celebrate the Barcelona GSE's 10th anniversary with a meeting for alumni from all programs and cohorts, right here in Barcelona. Activities will include a brewery visit, networking sessions, party at SalCafé, and more!

Registration is now closed. To request late registration, please email

Dress code for the events is business casual. Guests are welcome to some of the activities; a cover charge will be applied to non-alumni guests.

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Forthcoming publications in top five journals by BGSE Affiliated Professors

See a list of forthcoming publications by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors in the top five Economics journals, and search papers already published

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Kenneth J. Arrow

In memoriam: Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017)

We are deeply saddened by the news that Barcelona GSE Scientific Council member Kenneth J. Arrow has passed away at age 95.

Together with John R. Hicks, he was the recipient of the 1972 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "for pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory." 

"To measure Arrow you need extra-dimensions," said BGSE founder Andreu Mas-Colell. "The surprising thing about him is that he only got one Nobel Prize."

Professor Arrow was a member of the BGSE Scientific Council since the beginning, and we are grateful for the insights and advice he shared with us over the years. We will miss him very much at the 10th Anniversary Scientific Council Meeting this spring.

BGSE Chairman Ramon Marimon remembers Kenneth J. Arrow

Read Professor Arrow's Nobel Laureate Address (1972)

Barcelona GSE Lecture: "The Economy as an Interactive Information System"

Barcelona GSE Scientific Council