Labor Economics Summer School

Labor related issues have been studied in the economics profession from a number of different angles. The Barcelona GSE Labor Economics Summer School covers a wide range of topics in labor economics from a variety of perspectives.

In particular, this summer school offers courses that will cover recent developments within the macro-labor and micro-labor contexts. In each course, both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered as well as economic policy. These courses should be of interest to graduate students or academics who want to expand their knowledge in the area and to practitioners interested in understanding the fundamentals of these issues. During the courses, faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Course list for 2018

Four courses will be offered in the Labor Economics Summer School:

Week 1 (June 25-29, 2018)
No Labor Economics courses scheduled.

Week 2 (July 2-6, 2018)

  • Economics of Education
    Instructor: Derek Neal
  • Labor Market Outcomes
    Instructor: Robert Shimer
  • Gender Economics
    Instructor: Libertad González
  • Economics of Migration
    Instructor: Joan Llull

See below for detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies

Course schedule

time table

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

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


Program director

Maia Güell

PhD, London School of Economics

Professor, University of Edinburgh

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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