A reference institution in research

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is a pioneering initiative that brings together four academic units with established international reputations and a history of leadership in the field of Economics:

The joint efforts of these four academic units have positioned the Barcelona GSE among the world's top research groups. Evidence of our research community's strength includes competitive research rankings (RePEc), the Severo Ochoa Excellence Accreditation, and the consolidation of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum as the premier conference for top researchers.

Research Endowment and Barcelona GSE Research Professors

The Barcelona GSE Research Endowment exists to contribute to the attraction and retention of top academic talent of the four academic units and increase the Barcelona GSE's critical mass of researchers. The following faculty members have been appointed Barcelona GSE Research Professors. These are researchers with a scientific track record who are tenured at one of the School's four academic units:

Salvador Barberà
PhD, Northwestern University
UAB and Barcelona GSE

Fernando Broner
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE

Antonio Ciccone
PhD, Stanford University
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE (on leave)

Giacomo De Giorgi
PhD, University College London
ICREA-MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE (on leave)

Julian di Giovanni
PhD, University of California-Berkeley
UPF and Barcelona GSE

Xavier Freixas
PhD, University of Toulouse
UPF and Barcelona GSE

Jordi Galí
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE

Nezih Guner
PhD, University of Rochester
ICREA-MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE

Albert Marcet
PhD, University of Minnesota
ICREA-IAE and Barcelona GSE

Alberto Martín
PhD, Columbia University
CREI and Barcelona GSE

Massimo Motta
PhD, London School of Economics and Université Catholique de Louvain
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE (on leave)

José-Luis Peydró
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

Jaume Ventura
PhD, Harvard University
CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE

Emeritus Research Professors

Joan-Maria Esteban
PhD, University of Oxford
IAE and Barcelona GSE

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Political Centralization and Government Accountability

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2016
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Journal of Political Economy, 2016