International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA)

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

Temporary Website

This website temporarily replaces IDEA's website while the university's IT system is down, following a cyber-attack on Monday Oct 11. Here you can find relevant announcements of our day-to-day activities, such as information about our job market candidates, our student-led workshops, and admissions details.

In addition to consulting this page for information, we invite you to follow the official communication channels:

  • University Twitter: @UABBarcelona

  • Provisional website of our Department:

News and Announcements

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.

Meet our Program

IDEA is a joint project between the Department of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Instituto de Anàlisis Econòmico (CSIC) and the Barcelona School of Economics. The IDEA graduate program includes a full-time Master’s degree in Economics as well as a full-time PhD. Both the master and PHD degrees are awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The program provides the students with a solid grounding in Economics that emphasizes rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative and computational methods.

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