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Fourth Barcelona GSE Summer Forum draws over 700 participants from 30 countries

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Researchers from leading universities and economists from central banks participated in 26 workshops covering all fields of economic research

From June 6-21, 2016 the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics organized the fourth annual Summer Forum in Barcelona. Over 700 economists from more than 30 different countries came together to debate the present and the future of frontier economic research.

Summer Forum participants included leading researchers in Economics from universities such as Yale, the University of Minnesota, Columbia, Bocconi, the Paris School of Economics, Harvard, MIT, the London School of Economics, and many others. The Forum also attracted economists from several central banks in Europe from countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, and England, as well as the European Central Bank, the United States Federal Reserve, and the International Monetary Fund.

From the Barcelona GSE community, participants included many affiliated professors from the School's academic units (UPF, UAB, CREI, and IAE-CSIC). The scientific organizers of this year's Summer Forum were Professor Inés Macho-Stadler (UAB and BGSE) and Professor Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and BGSE). Doctoral students from GPEFM and IDEA attended the workshops, and presenters included several alumni from the Barcelona GSE master's programs who are now working as researchers and economists themselves.

Over 300 papers presented in 26 workshops

Each workshop was an opportunity for researchers in a specific area from different institutions around the world to meet face-to-face and share their latest work and ideas. Some of the workshops included in this year's Summer Forum, such as "Financial Intermediation and Risk," built on past editions covering the same topic. Others, such as "Aging and Macroeconomics," brought focus to new areas of economic research. 

Video playlist: a small sample of research presented at Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2016

See the full list of available videos in the Summer Forum Media Center

Calvó Prize adds special focus on Media Economics

The Summer Forum coincided with the awarding of the 2016 Calvó-Armengol International Prize to Stanford University's Matthew Gentzkow. Professor Gentzkow has pioneered the field of Media Economics. During the Summer Forum, he delivered the Calvó Prize Lecture on "Political Polarization and the Media" and organized a workshop on "Learning, Communication, and Social Networks."

Video: 2016 Calvó Prize Lecture

Explore the Summer Forum Media Center

The Summer Forum Media Center has links to all workshop programs, links to speaker lists and papers, all videos and photos, plus media coverage and a selection of Tweets by participants #ForumBGSE

Visit the Summer Forum Media Center