Firms in the Global Economy

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Workshop on Firms in the Global Economy will run for 2 days and will take place on June 15-16, 2021 in Barcelona (or online, if an in-person event is not possible).

This workshop will bring together applied economists working in the fields of global linkages, international economics, productivity growth and firms dynamics to discuss the most recent academic research. We are particularly (even though not exclusively) interested in contributions that analyze these topics from a global perspective. Topics of interest could include:

  • (FIRMS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY) Financial linkages, FDI, trade, offshoring, firm-to-firm linkages, ownership structures, governance.
  • (FIRMS AND THE MACROECONOMY) Business cycles, structural transformation, networks, granular economy, reallocation.
  • (TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION) Technology decisions as a function of competition and policy incentives.
  • (WORKFORCE SKILLS, POLICY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP) Interplay between workforce skills, policy regulation, and entrepreneurship.
  • (FINANCE AND FIRM DYNAMICS) Financial factors, investment and employment decisions, and firm dynamics.

Keynote speakers

Workshop organizers

Covid safety considerations

Our current plan is to hold this workshop in person in Barcelona. In the event that in-person activities are not possible, this workshop will be moved online.

The Summer Forum organizers are closely monitoring COVID-19 health and safety regulations. Any changes to the workshop format will be communicated in a timely manner. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to receiving your paper submission.

Workshop program


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Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2019 Edition
2018 Edition
2017 Edition
2016 Edition
2015 Edition
2014 Edition