First GPEFM PhD Alumni Meeting at UPF


After reaching its first 200 PhD graduates and 25 years of activity, this September the Graduate Programme in Economics Finance and Management (GPEFM) organized the first PhD Alumni Meeting at UPF Ciutadella Campus in Barcelona. More than 50 alumni and dozens of faculty members, past and present, participated in the event.

The meeting's activities included an academic conference with research presentations by GPEFM alumni and a roundtable on "Graduate Education in Europe, Past and Future Challenges."

Roundtable speakers:

GPEFM meeting

Barcelona GSE Director Teresa Garcia-Milà (center) speaks at the meeting.

Top placements in academia and the professional world

The GPEFM doctoral program is organized jointly with UPF and the Barcelona GSE. Since GPEFM began, it has awarded 217 PhDs to an international student body who have gone on to academic and professional positions in some of the most distinguished organizations around the world:

GPEFM academic placements

  • Bocconi University
  • European University Institute
  • Humboldt University
  • Paris School of Economics
  • Stanford University
  • Universidad Carlos III
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oxford

GPEFM professional placements

  • Central banks: European Central Bank, United States Federal Reserve, central banks of Chile, England, Italy, Mexico, and Peru, among others
  • International institutions: The World Bank, IMF, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Financial sector: UBS, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan-Chase, Goldman Sachs

Many GPEFM alumni are also graduates of the Barcelona GSE master's programs

Learn more about the two PhD programs organized in the Barcelona GSE community