The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics was distinguished as one of only eight top research institutions of excellence with an international impact in the framework of the first Severo Ochoa Program.

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The Severo Ochoa Program is sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. It recognizes those institutions that are defining the global scientific debate.

 

Benefits of the Severo Ochoa accreditation

  • Four million euros (one million euros a year for four years) to promote frontier research
  • Preferential access to the best research facilities 
  • Improved access to other competitive calls 
  • Flexibility to hire new researchers 
  • Increased visibility and capacity for attracting sponsors

Accreditation process

  • Evaluation by selection committee composed of international researchers and led by three Nobel Prize laureates (in Social Sciences: Prof. Roger B. Myerson, University of Chicago) 
  • Examination of research activities and human resources 
  • Analysis of institutional outlook and projected results 
  • A total of 75 candidate centers were analyzed in a rigorous accreditation process for the first call in this competitive program. Candidates in three areas were considered: Physical Sciences and Engineering; Life Sciences and Medicine; and Social Sciences and Humanities. The Barcelona GSE was the only center in the latter category to be recognized by the program.

Second Severo Ochoa Excellence Distinction for 2016-2019

The first Barcelona GSE Severo Ochoa Program ran from 2011-2015. In the fall of 2015, the School was awarded its second Severo Ochoa distinction for 2016-2019. The Barcelona GSE is still the only economics institution to obtain this award.  

“The new Severo Ochoa award will allow us to consolidate some of our existing research activities and be ambitious with new projects. Being named part of the selective group of research centers to obtain a second Severo Ochoa accreditation is public recognition of the excellent standards in frontier research that are an integral part of our academic community.”

Professor Teresa Garcia-Milà
Director of the Barcelona GSE

News related to the Barcelona GSE Severo Ochoa awards

Some of the research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Program:

http://www.barcelonagse.eu/summer-forum

Summer Forum

Every year, the Barcelona GSE faculty organize and participate in the Summer Forum, a two-week conference with more than 20 different workshops that attracts top researchers from around the globe to Barcelona to present their latest research and debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics.

Highlights from Summer Forum 20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Visit Summer Forum home page

Recognition Program

The Research Recognition Program acknowledges Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors who have published research papers in a list of international economic journals of high impact within the last three years.

Download a list of researchers and papers recognized in the 2016 edition

Economics "Trobada"

The "Economics Trobada" is an annual gathering of Barcelona GSE affiliated professors 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.

Highlights from Trobada 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

http://www.barcelonagse.eu/research/barcelona-jocs

Barcelona JOCS

Barcelona JOCS (Seminars on Game Theory and its Applications) provide a meeting point for the game theory community in the Barcelona area. Seminars are held several times a year. The organization of Barcelona JOCS rotates every two years between Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

View a list of Barcelona JOCS seminars
http://focus.barcelonagse.eu

Barcelona GSE Focus

Barcelona GSE Focus is an online magazine offering research-based analysis and commentary from economists and social scientists in the Barcelona GSE community.

Visit Barcelona GSE Focus

La Caixa-Severo Ochoa International Doctoral Fellowships

"La Caixa" Foundation funds doctoral fellowships for students and candidates of the Barcelona GSE's PhD programs at UPF and UAB. The Foundation supports doctoral fellowships at those institutions which have received the Severo Ochoa Excellence Accreditation.

Details and recipients

More initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Program

Seed Grants

Supporting applied research, especially for young researchers

View all Barcelona GSE Seed Grants

Winter Workshops

Researchers from BGSE academic units share their work in Applied Economics and Social Policies, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics

See highlights from Winter Workshops 2014 | 2013 | 2012