International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA)

IDEA is our graduate program in Economics. IDEA is a joint project between two member institutions of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: the Department of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica. Our graduate program includes a Master's degree in Economics as well as a PhD degree. We are located 30 minutes away from downtown Barcelona.

Our Master's Program provides students with a solid training in Economics that emphasizes rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods. Our Master’s students acquire tools that make them competitive in the job market and typically take on careers in the private sector and governmental and non-governmental institutions. Our Master's program also provides students with the tools necessary to successfully earn a doctoral degree. Some of our graduates continue their studies, pursuing a PhD either with us or abroad. Our Master's Program has a two-year structure (120 ECTS), conforming to the Bologna Declaration directives.

Our PhD program is organized jointly with the Barcelona GSE. The students wishing to enroll in our PhD should first complete the two-year Master's program. In the IDEA program, our students enjoy active interaction between students and faculty and a stimulating research environment with regular seminars and internal workshops. Our PhD graduates take on careers in academia, the private sector and governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Degrees from IDEA are awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The language of instruction is English.

More detailed information about course offerings, faculty and students can be found here.