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 2018

Four courses will be offered in the Banking Summer School:

Week 1 (June 25-29, 2018)

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

Week 2 (July 2-6, 2018)

  • Bank Regulation
    Instructor: Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam)
  • Empirical Banking - Applications
    Instructor: José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-UPF and BGSE)

See below for detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies

Course schedule

Each course in the Banking program includes 10 hours of lecture time.

The schedule is designed to allow students to participate in all Banking courses. Courses can also be taken individually or in combination with courses in other BGSE Summer School programs, schedule permitting.

Time table for banking summer school

* Paper presentations will only take place if sufficient papers are submitted.

Program director


Xavier Freixas

PhD, Université de Toulouse

UPF and Barcelona GSE

José-Luis Peydró


ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Applications are closed for the 2018 edition of the Summer School courses. Dates and fees for Summer 2019 to be announced.

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