Research Partnerships

In addition to consolidating the research activities of its academic units, the Barcelona School of Economics cultivates research partnerships with other public and private institutions in order to leverage its research community's knowledge for increased impact in academia and society.

Active research partnerships

World Wellbeing Panel (WWP)

logoThe World Wellbeing Panel is about the promotion of wellbeing as the ultimate purpose of all major decision makers, particularly government. The panel launched in 2016 as part of the Wellbeing Program at the LSE Center for Economic Performance (CEP). In 2020, directorship of the WWP passed to Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC and BSE). The project is an international partnership between BSE, London School of Economics, University of Queensland, and Victoria University Wellington.

Data for Research in Social Sciences (DataResSS)

logoDataResSS (Data for Research in Social Sciences) is a joint initiative of the BSE and the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (IDESCAT) to make administrative data from Catalonia available to researchers worldwide. DataResSS was established as a result of an agreement signed in June 2015 between the IDESCAT and the BSE.

Institute for Political Economy and Governance (IPEG)


Established in 2013, IPEG is the result of a joint collaboration between Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the BSE and “la Caixa” Foundation, with the support of the Government of Catalonia. IPEG is a research center that focuses on the interaction between politics (political regimes and institutions, political order and conflict, the aggregation of preferences and interests) and economics (development, the economic cycle, redistribution and welfare).

In addition to producing and distributing research with international impact, IPEG’s strategic objectives include fostering greater integration among various parts of the social sciences in Barcelona, particularly among political science, economics, sociology and history. 

Past research partnerships

A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Union (ADEMU)

Launched in 2015, ADEMU is a Horizon 2020 European research project whose objective is to reassess the overall fiscal and monetary framework of the EU and, in particular, the euro area.

The ADEMU project brings together eight research groups from leading European institutions: