The Barcelona Political Economy Summer School offers courses on different topics in Political Economy and is taught by leading experts in the field.

The courses cover theoretical and empirical aspects and are designed to provide students and researchers with knowledge of the most recent developments in the field. During the courses, instructors are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Who will benefit from this program?

  • PhD and master students in Economics and Political Science (or other social sciences) who want to further their knowledge in theoretical and empirical political economy
  • Pre-doctoral students who are planning to pursue a research career
  • Researchers (in Economics and Political Science) who wish to get up to date with the latest developments in the field of political economy
  • Professionals and practitioners outside academia (e.g. officials in government and politics) who seek to deepen their academic knowledge

Course schedule for 2016

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

time table


Program directors

Patricia Funk

UPF and Barcelona GSE - on leave; Università della Svizzera italiana

Gianmarco León

UPF and Barcelona GSE

Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto

CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Registration has ended for the 2016 edition of this program.

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