BSE Summer Forum

The BSE Summer Forum brings together hundreds of top researchers from around the globe to debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics.

The Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics. With each edition, the BSE Summer Forum has grown in participation by top researchers, selectivity of papers chosen for each workshop, and reputation as the summer meeting point in Europe for colleagues with common research interests.


Workshops for the 2021 edition

Select a workshop to view details about its call for papers, organizers, and past editions. Workshops are listed alphabetically.

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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 BSE has been accredited as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence in all three editions of the program (2012-15, 2016-19, and 2020-23).

Past editions of the BSE Summer Forum

Summer Forum 2021

  • All 23 workshops conducted online
  • 133 institutions in 21 countries represented among speakers/discussants and organizers
  • 272 papers presented (1,499 submitted to the open call)
  • 1,159 participants connecting from 67 countries

Policy panel: "After COVID: Macroeconomic Challenges and Opportunities" with Raquel Fernández, Philip R. Lane, Carmen Reinhart, and Andrés Velasco

Watch the policy panel

Summer Forum 2019

  • 27 workshops
  • 393 papers presented (1,538 papers submitted to workshop calls)
  • 766 participants from 216 institutions worldwide
Highlights from the 2019 edition

Summer Forum 2018

  • 28 workshops
  • 357 papers presented (1,460 papers submitted to workshop calls)
  • 787 researchers from 177 institutions worldwide
Videos, photos, and highlights from the 2018 edition

Summer Forum 2017

  • 26 workshops
  • 357 papers presented (1,357 papers submitted to workshop calls)
  • 793 researchers from more than 200 institutions worldwide

Media Center
Videos, photos, and highlights from the 2017 edition

Workshop schedule (web version)

Full conference program (pdf)

Summer Forum 2016

  • 26 workshops
  • 331 papers presented (1,310 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 700+ researchers from 30 countries

Media Center
Videos, photos, and highlights from the 2016 edition

Workshop schedule (web version)

Full conference program (pdf)

Summer Forum 2015

  • 28 workshops
  • 386 papers presented (1,228 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 850 researchers from around the world

Full program [pdf]

Videos, photos, and highlights

Summer Forum 2014

  • 23 workshops
  • 305 papers presented (982 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 673 participants

Video playlist

  • Policy Roundtable with George Borjas, Caterina Calsamiglia, and Victory Lavy on Education and Immigration
  • Policy Lecture on Chinese Economy by Fabrizio Zilibotti

Full program [pdf]

Summer Forum 2013

  • 17 workshops
  • 225 papers presented (515 submitted to workshop calls)
  • 400 participants

Video Playlist

  • Policy roundtable on financial crises with Roger Farmer, Jaume Ventura, Jordi Galí, and Xavier Vives
  • Policy roundtable on development with Omar Licandro, Rohini Pande, Mark Rosenzweig, and Debraj Ray

Full program [pdf]