Barcelona School of Economics organizes 2023 Summer Forum

BSE Smmer Forum 2023

Over 880 participants from universities, central banks, and international organizations met in Barcelona this June to share and debate frontier research

From June 6-20, the Barcelona School of Economics organized the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Forum.

The Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics. This year's edition included 34 workshops, with 881 participants from 238 universities, central banks, and international organizations around the world.

Each Summer Forum workshop is organized by BSE Affiliated Professors together with colleagues from dozens of institutions worldwide. The workshop topics are a reflection of the current debate across fields of Economics research, with some topics building on previous editions and others joining the Summer Forum for the first time this year.

The workshop programs include invited speakers and researchers who submit papers to an open call, which received 2,141 papers this year. A total of 474 papers were presented during this year's Summer Forum by junior, mid-career, and senior researchers.

In addition to the workshops, the 2023 edition of the Summer Forum featured a roundtable on "The Future of Cities: Challenges and Opportunities" with some of the world's leading urban economists. The roundtable was sponsored by AENA and was open to all Summer Forum participants, the entire BSE community of professors, researchers, students, and alumni, and also to the general public.

Read highlights from the roundtable and watch the video

The Summer Forum is one of the BSE research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program

Highlights from BSE Summer Forum 2023


participants in the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Forum


papers presented
(2,141 submitted to the call)


universities, central banks, and organizations represented


workshop topics at the forefront of the scientific debate

View the complete list of the BSE Summer Forum 2023 Workshops

Photo album from BSE Summer Forum 2023

Summer Forum 2023

View the Summer Forum 2023 photo album on Flickr

How participants shared #BSEforum on Twitter

And that's the end of the Expectations workshop at the #bsesummerforum '23.

— Mridula (@Mridgyy) June 20, 2023

So excited for #bseforum The Macroeconomics of Labor Markets to begin! ☺️

— Sara Casella (@SaraCasella9) June 18, 2023

“What a week, huh?” #BSEForum

— Francesco Ferlaino (@FraFerla) June 17, 2023

Many thanks to the organizers @silviavannutell @Amedeo_Piolatto M. Besfamille for having me presenting and for putting together an outstanding program, and many thanks to all the presenters and participants at the #BSEforum for the fruitful & productive debate @bse_barcelona

— Luca Salvadori (@LVSalvadori) June 15, 2023

Brilliant talks & discussions by Severine Toussaert @campos_mercade @S_Heinke @sternberg_h @AntoniaKrefeld @banki_daniel @LiseMasselus et al at @bse_barcelona workshop on external validity & replicability of economic experiments! Thanks a lot @DaniNavarroM for organising!

— Matteo M Galizzi (@Matteo_Galizzi) June 14, 2023

Cannot complain about the #experimental community and how this conference is proceeding! #bseforum @ferpayroc @giannetti_cate @bse_barcelona #EconTwitter

— Marica Valente (@maricaibox) June 14, 2023

Great to start our #BSEforum Public Economics meeting - jointly organized w. @Amedeo_Piolatto and Martin Besfamille - with @cristobalotero talking about how managers are crucial for hospital performance in Chile

— Silvia Vannutelli (@silviavannutell) June 14, 2023

Attended for the first time the BSE summer forum in Barcelona, many workshops happening! I attended the one on Macroeconometrics and Policy Evaluation. Amazing talks, small conference set-ups, I learned a lot. And beautiful time of the year in Barcelona

— Otilia Boldea (@OtiliaBoldea) June 14, 2023

Roundtable on ‘The Future of Cities’ at #bseforum last Monday.

— Yadira Gómez-Hernández (@YadhiraG) June 14, 2023

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The Summer Forum is one of the BSE research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program (CEX2019-000915-S) through Spain's State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación - AEI).


The Barcelona School of Economics has been accredited as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence in all three editions of the program (2012-15, 2016-19, and 2020-24).

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