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 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, international banking, consulting and research firms.
The UPF Graduate Program in Economics, Finance and Management (GPEFM) is one of two doctoral programs organized jointly by the Barcelona GSE.
As a general procedure, Barcelona GSE Master in Economics students who want to be considered for the GPEFM should take the advanced track during the first term of the Economics Program. Admission to the UPF PhD program (GPEFM) will be decided at the beginning of January and admitted students are required to follow the Advanced Courses Sequence for the rest of the year. The GRE is highly recommended for those applicants who want to be considered for the UPF PhD program.
A limited number of places for the GPEFM will be available for those excellent students that were not able to take the advanced course in the first term because of lack of strong enough background in Economics. These admissions will be decided at the beginning of January. These students can apply to the Master in Research of the UPF Economics Department and once admitted follow a special track. Final admission of these students to the PhD will be decided at the end of the first term of the Master in Research, and will depend on performance in the Advanced Courses.
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:
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.
Course offer is subject to change.
|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||Albrecht Glitz
|Development Economics||6||Gianmarco León
|Behavioral Decision Making||6||Robin Hogarth|
|Political Economy||6||Maria Petrova
|Industrial Organization||6||Rosa Ferrer
|Topics in Macro II *||3||Fernando Broner|
|Topics in Macro III: Finance, Firm Dynamics and the Busines Cycle *||3||Andrea Caggese|
|Topics in Macro IV: Agglomeration and Economic Geography *||3||David Nagy
|Topics in Macro V *||3||Alberto Martín|
|Topics In Applied Economics I: Explaining Economic Policy *||3||Giacomo Ponzetto|
|Topics in Applied Economics II: Economics of Inequality and Redistribution *||3||Ruben Enikolopov
|Topics in Applied Economics III: Public Economics *||3||Ruben Durante|
* Subject to specific course requirements.
The master project is mandatory.
|Master Project||6||Marta Reynal-Querol|
|Advanced Econometric Methods III||6||Geert Mesters|
|Advanced Macroeconomics III||6||Jordi Galí
|Advanced Microeconomics III||6||Alexander Frug|
|Experimental Economics||6||Rosemarie Nagel|
|Choice in Context: Research Perspectives||6||Gaël Le Mens|
|Econometric Methods III||6||Eleonora Granziera|
|Topics in Economic Growth and Development||3||Xavier Sala-i-Martín|
|Topics in Macro VI: Cities and the Geography of Growth *||3||David Nagy
|Topics in Macro VII: Macro-Finance *||3||Vladimir Asriyan|
|Topics in Macro VIII *||3||Luca Fornaro|
|Topics in Applied Economics IV: Labor Economics *||3||Libertad Gonzalez|
|Topics in Applied Economics V: Long Term Persistence *||3||Luigi Pascali|
|Topics in Applied Economics VI: Economics of Information *||3||Ruben Enikolopov
* Subject to specific course requirements.
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