Students who complete this program will acquire an excellent grounding and deep understanding of the field's foundations, applications, and policies covering theoretical and empirical approaches.
The Economics Program course listing is broad enough to offer students specialized training in a number of areas:
More than half of our Economics alumni continue their education through GPEFM, IDEA, or in another PhD or graduate program at prestigious schools around the world. Alumni who choose a professional career path are regularly hired by governmental agencies and international banking, consulting, and research firms.
The UPF Graduate Program in Economics, Finance and Management (GPEFM) is one of two doctoral programs organized jointly the the Barcelona GSE. Most Barcelona GSE Economics students are admitted to GPEFM via PhD Track 1. Students who want to be considered for this track must take all three advanced courses in the first term of the Economics Program.
Admission to the UPF PhD track will be decided at the beginning of January. Admitted students are required to follow the Advanced Courses Sequence for the rest of the year.
A limited number of places will be available for excellent students who do not have a strong enough background in Economics to attend the advanced courses in the first term. These students can apply to the MRes (Master in Research of the UPF Economics Department) to follow MRes/PhD Track 2. If admitted, these students will be able to apply to the PhD during the first term of the MRes. Admission to the PhD Track will be decided at the end of the first term, and will depend on performance in the Advanced Courses.
The International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA) is the other option for students who want to pursue PhD studies within the Barcelona GSE community.
Barcelona GSE master's graduates have gone on to enter some of the most prestigious and competitive doctoral programs in the world, including:
Examples of recent Economics placements:
In the Fall term, Economics Program students are required to take a mathematics and statistics brush-up course.
During the Fall term, students may choose between advanced or standard core courses, depending on their background and their interest in pursuing a PhD program. Advanced courses will be required for students who wish to be considered for admission to the GPEFM PhD program at UPF. A master project, which will be supervised in regular meetings with an advisor, will allow each student to put their knowledge into practice and improve their writing and exposition skills.
|Advanced Econometric Methods I||6||Majid Al-Sadoon
|Advanced Macroeconomics I||6||Gino Gancia
|Advanced Microeconomics I||6||Larbi Alaoui|
|Econometric Methods I||6||Geert Mesters|
|Macroeconomics I||6||Julian di Giovanni|
|Microeconomics I||6||Joan de Martí|
|Advanced Econometric Methods II||6||Majid Al-Sadoon
|Advanced Macroeconomics II||6||Isaac Baley
|Advanced Microeconomics II||6||Sandro Shelegia|
|Macroeconomics II||6||Danilo Guaitoli
|Microeconomics II||6||Joan de Martí|
|Econometric Methods II||6||Stephan Litschig
|Development Economics||6||Alessandro Tarozzi|
|Behavioral Decision Making||6||Robin Hogarth|
|Advanced Econometric Methods III||6||Geert Mesters|
|Advanced Macroeconomics III||6||Régis Barnichon
|Advanced Microeconomics III||6||Stephen Hansen|
|Econometric Methods III||6||Eleonora Granziera|
|Topics in Economic Growth and Development||6||Xavier Sala-i-Martín|
|Experimental Economics||6||Rosemarie Nagel|
|Political Economy||6||Maria Petrova
|Choice in Context: Research Perspectives||6||Gael Le Mens|
|Master Project||6||Marta Reynal-Querol|
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Economics and Finance awarded jointly with Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
All Barcelona GSE master degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). Indicadors de qualitat