Class of 2020

Congratulations and welcome to the BSE Alumni community!

Class of 2020

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Highlights from Academic Year 2019-20

Fall and winter terms were full of academic, professional, and social activities at both Bellaterra and Ciutadella campuses. When the coronavirus pandemic made face-to-face meetings impossible, the class came together online to study, complete master projects, and support each other.

193 students from 43 countries

The 2019-20 academic year marks the 13th edition of Master's programs at the Barcelona School of Economics.

Class of 2020 by the numbers

Opening Lecture by Massimo Motta

Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and BSE) opened the academic year with a lecture on "Why digital markets don't work as they should, and what we can do about it."

Watch Professor Motta's lecture


Community activities and social events such as hiking and skiing occasionally lured students out of the library.

See upcoming community events

BSE Lecture by Edward Miguel

Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley) discussed "Does Electrification Help the Poor?" with the BSE community in October.

Watch Professor Miguel's lecture

Students build their alumni network with campus events and field trips

Alumni came to campus to offer insights from their work in consulting, finance, international organizations, and public policy.

A field trip to Frankfurt included visits with the ECB, EIOPA, and the local alumni chapter.

Latest Career Services events

Tools and support for #EconomistsAtHome

When study, research, and social activities at the Barcelona School of Economics were suspended in mid-March 2020 because of the coronavirus lockdown, the school drew on 13 years of experience in international higher education to foster the spirit of collaboration and community that define the BSE experience.

Resources for coronavirus lockdown

Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo delivers graduation keynote

In addition to being the youngest researcher who has ever received the Economics Nobel and only the second woman to do so, Esther Duflo was also the first laureate of the Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics to win the Nobel.

About Esther Duflo

Rewatch the graduation ceremony

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones enjoyed the virtual graduation ceremony prepared for you by the BSE team, your professors, the alumni community, and some very special guests!

Many thanks to Merle Steffen ‘20 (Economics) for her speech about imagining and building a better world. It echoed many of the themes from our keynote speaker, Esther Duflo! Great minds think alike...

Take a look back at the "virtual" ceremony

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