International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona School of Economics (BSE) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (IAE)

2022-2023 Applications are now open

Meet our Program

IDEA is a joint project between the Department of Economics of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Institut d´Anàlisi Econòmica, and the Barcelona School of Economics


The IDEA Graduate Program offers both a Master of Research in Economics and a Ph.D. It is a fully international program: our students come from all five continents, our faculty and campus are immersed in an English-speaking international academic community, and our graduates participate and find placement in the global job market.

The IDEA Graduate Program prepares students for academic careers as well as positions as experts in business, finance, government, and research organizations.

IDEA degrees are awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Meet Our Job Market Candidates

Check out the complete list of our excellent candidates on the job market this year!

Applications are now open. Apply Now

Apply to IDEA today and embark on a unique academic journey in one of Europe's best economics graduate schools.

7th BSE PhD Jamboree

This October, PhD students in the Barcelona School of Economics held the 7th BSE PhD Jamboree. Since the first edition in 2014, this two-day workshop has provided an opportunity for these future academics to practice presenting their work to their peers.