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-UAB, MOVE and Barcelona GSE (on leave)

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-UAB, MOVE 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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Barcelona GSE Researchers

The Barcelona GSE research community includes the Affiliated Professors, PhD students, post-docs and visitors. 

Selected research awards and honors among the Affiliated Professors:

  • 12 professors awarded European Research Council grants for research
  • 4 Fellows of the Econometric Society
  • 17 researchers with ICREA research positions
  • 30 researchers with Ramon y Cajal or Juan de la Cierva National Fellowships

Research output by the numbers:

  • 60-80 working papers published yearly
  • 21 researchers with H-index>9 (WoK)
  • 38 researchers with H-index>7 (WoK)
  • 18 publications in top 5 journals in past 3 years

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Barcelona GSE Working Papers

Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy

Joram Mayshar, Omer Moav, Zvika Neeman, Luigi Pascali

Urban Networks: Spreading the Flow of Goods, People, and Ideas

Edward L. Glaeser, Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, Yimei Zou


Change in fish community structure in the Barents Sea

PloS one 8(4), e62748, 2013.

Aschan, M.; Fossheim, M.; Greenacre, M.

Punish and voice: punishment enhances cooperation when combined with norm-signalling.

PloS one 8(6), e64941, 2013.

Andrighetto, G.; Brandts, J.; Conte, R.; Sabater-Mir, J.; Solaz, H., Villatoro, D..