PhD Programs

PhD programs in the BSE research community 

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

Both GPEFM and IDEA are organized jointly with the BSE. Many students in both programs are alumni of the BSE master's programs.

Placement results for GPEFM and IDEA graduates

Launched in the early 1990s, both IDEA and GPEFM are leading PhD programs with established academic reputations and a track record of placements in Economics departments, central banks, and research institutions around the world.

Placements for recent GPEFM graduates include: Placements for recent IDEA graduates include:
  • Duke University (USA)
  • ESADE (Spain)
  • IIES-Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • London School of Economics (UK)
  • New York University (USA)
  • Stanford University (USA)
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of Bonn (Germany)
  • University of California San Diego (USA)
  • University of Chicago (USA)
  • University of Oxford (UK)

See more placements on the GPEFM website

  • Duke School of Business  (USA)
  • Harvard Business School (USA)
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China)
  • Toulouse School of Economics (France)
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Universität Mannheim (Germany)
  • United Nations Human Development Program (USA)
  • USC Marshall School of Business (USA)
  • World Bank (Switzerland)

See more placements on the IDEA 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 GPEFM and IDEA students. 

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