The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics.

The objective of the Summer Forum is to bring top researchers from around the globe to Barcelona to debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics.

With each edition, the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum has grown in participation by top researchers, selectivity of papers chosen for each workshop, and reputation as the summer meeting point in Europe for colleagues with common research interests.

The organizers of the 2016 Summer Forum are Professors Inés Macho-Stadler (UAB and BGSE) and Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and BGSE).

Policy event

lectureThe 2016 Summer Forum included the Calvó-Armengol Prize Lecture by this year's Prize recipient, Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford University). The lecture, "Political Polarization and the Media," was open to the public. Highlights and videos from the lecture

Workshops 2016

Click on a workshop title to view an online version of the schedule, including speakers, papers, and the list of organizers.

Week 1 (June 6-11)


Week 2 (June 13-18)


Week 3 (June 20-21)


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Past editions of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum

Summer Forum 2015

  • 28 workshops in two weeks
  • 386 papers presented (1228 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 850 researchers from around the world

Full program [pdf]

Videos, photos, and highlights

Summer Forum 2014

  • 23 workshops
  • 305 papers presented (982 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 673 participants

Video playlist

  • Policy Roundtable with George Borjas, Caterina Calsamiglia, and Victory Lavy on Education and Immigration
  • Policy Lecture on Chinese Economy by Fabrizio Zilibotti

Full program [pdf]

Summer Forum 2013

  • 17 workshops
  • 225 papers presented (515 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 400 participants

Video Playlist

  • Policy roundtable on financial crises with Roger Farmer, Jaume Ventura, Jordi Galí, and Xavier Vives
  • Policy roundtable on development with Omar Licandro, Rohini Pande, Mark Rosenzweig, and Debraj Ray

Full program [pdf]