Thomas Sargent

Thomas J. Sargent recognized the reputation of the Barcelona economics research community as well as the support for research of institutions such as the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA).

"The economics research community in Barcelona is one of the best in the world. ICREA has been a key contributor for this to happen."

Professor Sargent is Professor at New York University and a Nobel Laureate in Economics (2011). He is a member of the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council, a body of more than 30 leading international academics who provide strategic guidance to ensure the quality and performance of academic programs and research activities at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) is a publicly funded foundation designed to attract and retain talent in Catalonia. The institution is highly selective, operating through competitive international calls and very rigorous external evaluation of candidates. There are currently 17 ICREA Researchers among the Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors.

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Alumni and student activities roundup Feb/March 2019

Here's a recap of the community activities organized by the Barcelona GSE and alumni community during February and March:


Alumni Platform

Victoria Vanasco wins Banque de France-TSE Junior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance

Victoria Vanasco (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE) has been awarded the Banque de France – Toulouse School of Economics...

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Barcelona GSE is now included in QS Rankings for Economics & Econometrics

Starting in 2019, the QS World University Rankings by Subject will list graduate schools along with universities offering both undergraduate...

QS Rankings

Open letter by Massimo Motta and more than 40 European industrial economists on "European champions" and merger enforcement

Barcelona GSE Research Professor and former European Commission Chief Competition Economist Massimo Motta has co-written the following open letter,...

Massimo Motta's website