The Barcelona Banking Summer School offers a variety of courses taught by recognized experts in their fields.

Summer courses cover recent developments in different areas of banking, including theoretical and empirical aspects of banking, banking regulation and supervision, financial markets and payments systems. During the courses, the faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Who will benefit from this program?

  • Graduate students specializing in banking and financial markets
  • Faculty members or researchers
  • Central bankers and regulators wishing to brush up on their knowledge of the field and be exposed to the latest advances in academic research

Course schedule

The schedule of the Barcelona Banking Summer School is designed to allow students to participate in all courses offered. However, courses can also be taken individually.

time table

All courses include 10 hours of lecture and 5 hours of practical time.

Want to mix and match courses in different Summer School programs?

Compare Summer School program schedules [pdf]

Program directors


Xavier Freixas

UPF and Barcelona GSE

José-Luis Peydró

ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

Course offer for Summer 2016

June 27 - July 1 | 9:00-11:00

Banking Theory

Instructor: Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

June 27 - July 1 | 11:30-13:30

Empirical Banking - Applications

Instructor: José-Luis Peydró (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

July 4-8 | 9:00-11:00

Regulation of Banks and Risk Management in a Post-Crisis World

Instructor: Robert DeYoung

July 4-8 | 11:30-13:30

Empirical Banking - Methodological Aspects

Instructor: Steven Ongena

  • Time tables are designed to allow participation in multiple courses.
  • See below for course outlines and instructor biographies.