Labor related issues have been studied in the economics profession from a number of different angles. The goal of the Barcelona Labor Economics Summer School is to cover a wide range of topics in labor economics from a variety of perspectives.

In particular, this summer school offers courses that will cover recent developments within the macro-labor and micro-labor contexts. In each course, both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered as well as economic policy. These courses should be of interest to graduate students or academics who want to expand their knowledge in the area and to practitioners interested in understanding the fundamentals of these issues. During the courses, faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Who will benefit from this program?

Given the wide range of topics covered in the courses, candidates who would benefit from the labor economics summer school include:

  • PhD and master students in Economics (or other social sciences) who want to further their knowledge in labor issues, or whose dissertation focuses on the labor market or related topics
  • Researchers and professionals from public institutions and policy-oriented institutions whose work would benefit from exposure to the latest advances in academic research of the labor market or related topics
  • Holders of undergraduate degrees in Economics (or other social sciences) who wish to complement their background with a comprehensive overview of the labor market from a variety of perspectives

Course schedule for 2017

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


* Session will only take place if sufficient papers are presented.

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 bios:

Program director

Maia Güell

PhD, London School of Economics

Professor, University of Edinburgh

Applications are now closed.

Registration has ended for the 2017 edition of this program.

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