PhD Programs

PhD programs in the BSE research community

PhD Program in Economics, Finance and Management at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Both of these PhD programs are organized jointly with the Barcelona School of Economics.

Many students in both PhD programs are alumni of the BSE Master's programs. The BSE PhD Track Master's Program is the first year of the UPF PhD Program.

PhD job market results

Both PhD programs have a well-established track record of placements in Economics departments, central banks, and research institutions around the world.

Placements for recent UPF graduates include: Placements for recent IDEA-UAB graduates include:
  • CaixaBank Research
  • Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • Columbia Business School
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • OECD Employment, Labor, and Social Affairs
  • Princeton University
  • Rothschild & Co
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • University College London (UCL)
  • World Bank

See more placements on the UPF website

  • Bologna University
  • European Commission
  • Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Norges Bank
  • OECD Health Policy Research
  • United States Federal Reserve Board
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (China)

See more placements on the IDEA-UAB website

Research activities for students in both PhD programs

PhD Jamboree

The BSE PhD Jamboree is an opportunity for students in both PhD programs in the BSE community to show off their research, exchange ideas, and receive feedback on work in progress. The Jamboree is organized and led by the PhD students themselves.

Highlights from past Jamborees