International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Barcelona School of Economics (BSE)

Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (IAE)

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.

Graduate 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.

Doctoral research focused on a wide range of economics-related topics

News and Announcements

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

IDEA Inaugural Lecture Welcomes This Year's Cohort

The directors of the International Master and Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA) are pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Lecture of the 2022-2023 academic year, which will take place on Friday, September 23 at 12 pm.
- The IDEA Alumni conference will be given by Christopher Rauh on “The Impact of Fear of Automation”.
- The Inaugural Conference will be given by Antonella Trigari on “Temporary Layoffs, Loss-of-Recall, and Cyclical Unemployment Dynamics”.

ENTER Jamboree 2022 at UAB, Barcelona

The 2022 ENTER Jamboree will take place at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on June 20 and 21, 2022. The EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR TRAINING IN ECONOMIC RESEARCH (ENTER) is a cooperative venture between eight leading European Economics Departments, that aims at fostering internationally competitive research of the highest possible quality, by broadening the base for competent supervision and intensive interaction towards research in Economics.