Barcelona GSE Winter Workshops 2012

The first Barcelona GSE Winter Workshop took place from December 17-19, 2012 at the School’s Ciutadella Campus. The Winter Workshops consist of three full-day workshops, each organized by a duo of Barcelona GSE Research Professors around a broad area of economic study.

“The Winter Workshops are organized so that we can get all of the faculty of the four academic units together by fields so they can discuss their research,” explains Barcelona GSE Director Teresa Garcia-Milà. “We hold the workshops in mid-December so that faculty and PhD students working around the world who are returning to Barcelona for the holidays can also join us.”

In addition to academics from the four units, Winter Workshop presenters included researchers from Cambridge, ESADE, IESE, Universitat de Barcelona, and Warwick.

Among the doctoral students in the audience during the three days were several alumni of the Barcelona GSE master programs. One of them was Patricia Gómez ’09, who is currently working on her PhD at MIT in the United States.

“I’m a PhD student studying abroad, and I came back home to Barcelona [for the winter break], so I decided to come over and see what papers are being presented here and what the professors from institutions related to Pompeu Fabra are looking at,” Ms. Gómez said.

Alumni who are currently in the GSE’s reference doctoral programs at UPF and UAB also attended the workshops to check out the latest research projects by their faculty and the visitors from other institutions.

Winter Workshop Organizers 2012


Applied Economics and Social Policies

Antonio Ciccone (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE)
Nezih Guner (ICREA-MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE)


Albert Marcet (ICREA-IAE and Barcelona GSE)
Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)


Salvador Barberà (UAB and Barcelona GSE)
Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

More from the 2012 Barcelona GSE Winter Workshops

Session reports written by PhD students [pdf]

Photo album


Research Spotlight Videos featuring Winter Workshop participants

Caterina Calsamiglia
UAB and Barcelona GSE
"Decentralizing Equality of Opportunity"
Antonio Ciccone
ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE
"Growth, Democracy,
and Civil War"
Xavier Freixas
UPF and Barcelona GSE
"Never have so few owed so much to so many"
Jordi Galí
CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE
"New Keynesian Insights on Wages, Aggregate
Demand and Unemployment"
Nezih Guner
Barcelona GSE
"From Shame to Game in
100 Years"
Albert Marcet
ICREA-IAE and Barcelona GSE
"Stock Market Volatility and Learning"
David Pérez-Castrillo
and Inés Macho-Stadler

UAB and Barcelona GSE
"Designing Contracts for University Spin Offs"


Economic Research at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona GSE is grounded in a strong research community with a long history of cooperation. It is composed of four academic units: the UPF Department of Economics and Business, the UAB Unit of Economic Analysis, the Institute of Economic Analysis (CSIC), and the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI).

The Barcelona GSE community constitutes one of the leading clusters of economics research in Europe and worldwide. In 2014, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) ranked Barcelona GSE 4th among top European institutions, 12th among economics departments world-wide, and 21st among the top economic research centers in the world for scientific output.

The School's research activities cover Economic fields such as Growth and Development, Industrial Organization and Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomic Theory, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, and Social Policies.

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Barcelona GSE Academic Units

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) - Department of Economics and Business

UPF Department of Economics and Business

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Unit of Economics Analysis (UAB-UFAE)

UAB Unit of Economics Analysis

The Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC)

Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC)

The Centre for Research in International Economics (CREI)

Center for Research in International Economics (CREI)