Spain, Barcelona


when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1200

Summer courses cover recent developments in different areas of banking, including theoretical and empirical aspects of banking, banking regulation and supervision, financial markets and payments systems. During the courses, the faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Course leader

It is directed by Xavier Freixas, Professor in the Department of Economics and Business of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE Research Professor.

Target group

Who will benefit from this program?

Graduate students specializing in banking and financial markets
Faculty members or researchers
Central bankers and regulators wishing to brush up on their knowledge of the field and be exposed to the latest advances in academic research

Course aim

The schedule is designed to allow students to participate in all courses in the Banking program.

Course list for 2019
Four courses will be offered in the Banking Summer School:

Week 1 (July 1-5, 2019)

Banking Theory
Instructor: Frederic Malherbe (University College London)
Empirical Tools/Applications in Banking and Macro-Finance
Instructor: José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE)
Week 2 (July 8-12, 2019)

Bank Regulation
Instructor: Thorstein Beck (Cass Business School)
Empirical Banking - Methodological Aspects
Instructor: Stephen Ongena (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)
Courses can also be taken individually or in combination with courses in other BGSE Summer School programs, schedule permitting.

Credits info

At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see how these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 1200: Regular Fee
EUR 675: Reduced Fee


Reduced Fee applies to PhD/Masters students, including Barcelona GSE students and Alumni.
Multiple course selection, groups and partner discounts are available.
EARLY BIRD discount if confirming by April 1, 2019.