Banking Summer School

The Barcelona GSE Banking Summer School offers a variety of courses taught by recognized experts in their fields.

Summer courses cover recent developments in different areas of banking, including theoretical and empirical aspects of banking, banking regulation and supervision, financial markets and payments systems. During the courses, the faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Course list for 2020

Week 1 (June 29-July 3, 2020)

  • Banking Theory
    Instructor: Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
  • Empirical Banking - Methodological Aspects
    Instructor: Stephen Ongena (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)

Week 2 (July 6-10, 2020)

  • Bank Regulation
    Instructor: Thorstein Beck (Cass Business School)
  • Empirical Tools/Applications in Banking and Macro-Finance
    Instructor: José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Program director


Xavier Freixas

PhD, Université de Toulouse

UPF and Barcelona GSE

José-Luis Peydró


ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

Summer School 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus health crisis.

Summer School will return June 28 - July 16, 2021.

Cancelation procedures for 2020 edition