The 11th annual Barcelona GSE "Trobada" took place on October 18, 2013 at Casa Milà (La Pedrera), home of Barcelona GSE board member institution Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.
The Economics "Trobada" is an annual gathering of Barcelona GSE affiliated professors from all of the School's academic units that marks the beginning of the academic year, introduces new affiliated professors and their work to the research community, and serves as a venue for debate and idea exchange on current Economics issues. The day's agenda included three presentations from new affiliated professors (see right) and a roundtable debate on "Financial System Regulation."
Round table (from left): Jordi Gual (Chief Economist, "la Caixa"), Albert Marcet (ICREA-IAE and Barcelona GSE), José-Luis Peydró (UPF and Barcelona GSE), round table chair, Tano Santos (Columbia Business School), Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE), and Prof. Xavier Vives (IESE).
Financial System Reform: A Roundtable
This year's roundtable panel included affiliated professors as well as invited experts from academia and the banking sector. This variety of perspectives generated some lively debate that included the participation of faculty and students in the audience. View a brief video recap of the entire roundtable, or watch each participant's full remarks:
Jordi Gual (Chief Economist, "la Caixa")
Albert Marcet (ICREA-IAE and Barcelona GSE)
Tano Santos (Columbia Business School)
Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)
Xavier Vives (IESE)