Felipe Valencia at the site of one of the Jesuit missions on Guarani lands in South America

A paper by Felipe Valencia '15 (GPEFM) has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics and recently featured in The Washington Post. The paper, "The Mission: Economic Persistence, Human Capital Transmission and Culture in South America," won the Enrique Fuentes Quintana prize for best thesis in the Social Sciences in Spain.

Felipe Valencia got his PhD from GPEFM (UPF and Barcelona GSE) in 2015. He is now Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia (Canada) and a Research Affiliate of IZA.

Other recent updates


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
Students and alumni on the ski slopes in Andorra

Alumni and student activities roundup, Winter 2018-19 edition!

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


Alumni Platform
Nuno Eça at European Parliament

Brussels: Nuno Almeida d'Eça '12 shares advice for a successful career in European institutions

Barcelona GSE Alumni Regional Ambassador Nuno Almeida d'Eça '12 (Competition and Market Regulation) gave a talk to alumni...

Trailwalker team

Master's students will walk 100km for Oxfam this April

A group of students from the Barcelona GSE Master's programs has formed a team to take part in the Oxfam...

the team's Trailwalker page and donate!