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 for 2017

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.


* Paper presentations will only take place if sufficient papers are submitted.

Course descriptions

All courses include 10 hours of lecture time. You may apply for one or more of the following courses. Click to view descriptions and instructor biographies:

Program director


Xavier Freixas

PhD, Université de Toulouse

UPF and Barcelona GSE

José-Luis Peydró


ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Registration has ended for the 2017 edition of this program.

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