The Barcelona Finance Summer School offers an in-depth analysis of the current state of research in the main areas of empirical and theoretical corporate finance and asset pricing.

The objective of the school is to bring students up to date on the current debate in theoretical corporate finance and asset pricing, and to illustrate the best practice for the analysis of empirical issues in corporate finance and portfolio choice.

Given the short nature of the courses, the focus will be mainly on key concepts rather than on technical details.

Who will benefit from this program?

The courses are designed for a mix audience of masters and graduate students, and practitioners who want to expand their knowledge in the various areas of finance. The level of complexity is comparable to that of a PhD.

Course schedule for 2017

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


* Laptop required In order to participate in practical sessions, you must bring your own portable computer.

Course descriptions

You may apply for one or more of the following courses. Click to view descriptions and instructor biographies:

Program director


Filippo Ippolito

PhD, Saïd Business School (Oxford University)

UPF and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Registration has ended for the 2017 edition of this program.

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