PhD Programs

PhD programs in the BSE research community

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

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

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.

Job market candidates and placement results

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

PhD Job Market Candidates 2023-24

portraits of job market candidates

Read about the candidates on BSE Focus

Examples of placements from recent years include:

  • Bologna University
  • CaixaBank Research
  • Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • European Commission
  • Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Norges Bank
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Princeton University
  • United States Federal Reserve Board
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
  • University College London (UCL)
  • World Bank
  • Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (China)

Full details of all PhD job market results from all cohorts are available on the websites of both PhD programs:

IDEA-UAB PhD placements by year UPF PhD placements by year

BSE 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