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Barcelona Economics Summer Schools offer more courses and attract more participants in eighth edition

The Barcelona Economics Summer Schools took place from June 31 to July 11, 2014 at the Barcelona GSE's Ciutadella Campus. Over 400 participants from 66 countries attended courses in Banking, Labor Economics, Macroeconometrics, Microeconometrics, and a new summer school on Political Economy.

Participant profiles include central bankers, government analysts, and academics, among others

Central bankers from 24 countries including Austria, Chile, England, Finland, Israel, South Korea, and Turkey participated in the summer school, and many central banks sent several team members to the courses (12 from the Bank of Italy, for example).

Other participant profiles included:

  • Economists and analysts from commercial bank research departments such as BBVA and "la Caixa"
  • Researchers from organizations such as the Japan Center for Economic Research in Tokyo and FEDEA in Spain
  • Members of international organizations including the European Commisison, OECD, the World Bank and the United Nations
  • Government analysts from agencies such as the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore, and the National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
  • Consultants from firms such as McKinsey & Company in Hungary and Pricewaterhousecoopers in Dubai
  • Investment professionals from private companies such as Danske Commodities or Fulcrum Asset Management
  • Academics from universities including the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia), Queen Mary University of London, and Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
  • PhD students from the institutions such as Boston University (United States), the European University Institute (Italy) and Ifo (Germany)

Alumni from previous summer schools, masters and PhD programs

The addition of new courses and the opportunity to take popular courses offered again this year attracted 20 returning alumni from previous summer school editions. There were also 15 alumni of the Barcelona GSE masters and doctoral programs among the participants.

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The next continuing education course at the Barcelona GSE will be the Intensive Course on Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis, which will take place from October 15-18, 2014.

The next edition of the Barcelona Economics Summer Schools will be held from June 29 to July 10, 2015.