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The Barcelona GSE has held the first Barcelona GSE Summer Forum from June 10 to 28 2013, a series of independent workshops and policy events that cover the main fields of Economics.
The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum is the first international forum of this nature and dimensions organized in Europe, which aims to become an international reference point and meeting place of the academic world with participants of great relevance in Economics and Politics, with the goal of researchers to interact with each other and debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics.
More than 400 economists from around the world have participated in a total of 17 workshops on topics of macroeconomics, applied economics and financial economics, and in two policy roundtables open to the public on current political issues.
In addition to the professors from the four academic units that form the Barcelona GSE (UPF, CREI, UAB and IAE-CSIC), have participated researchers from universities world leaders in the field of Economics, such as the Universities of Columbia, Yale , Minnesota, Stanford, Chicago, New York, Harvard, Duke, Bocconi, Tel Aviv, Paris, MIT, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Singapore Management University, among others.
Other presenters were economists from the European Central Bank, the Central Banks of Spain, Italy, England and France, or the Federal Reserves of Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco or Philadelphia, and also members of international organizations like the International Monetary Fund or the Bank of International Settlements.