Research Activities

A full calendar of research seminars and events is organized by the Barcelona GSE academic units throughout the year. Barcelona GSE research activities include the Barcelona GSE Lecture Series, the Calvó-Armengol Prize, and the Summer Forum.


Learn more about research activities in the Barcelona GSE community:

Calvó-Armengol Prize

The Calvó Prize is awarded every two years to a top researcher in economics or social sciences younger than 40 years old. Recipients include:

  • Benjamin Golub, Harvard (2020)
  • Melissa Dell, Harvard (2018)
  • Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford (2016)
  • Raj Chetty, Harvard (2014)
  • Roland J. Fryer, Harvard (2012)
  • Esther Duflo, MIT (2010)
Dates for the 2020 Calvó Prize activities TBA

Barcelona GSE Lecture Series

Organized with support from Banc Sabadell, the BGSE Lecture Series has brought dozens of the world's top Economics scholars to Barcelona every year since 2003 to share their research on a range of topics on specialized theory and practice. 

Browse videos from past Barcelona GSE Lectures

Summer Forum

Every year, the Barcelona GSE faculty organize and participate in the Summer Forum, a two-week conference with 25+ different workshops that attracts hundreds of researchers from around the globe to Barcelona to present their latest research.

Highlights from past editions of the Summer Forum:
2019201820172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Next edition: June 7-18, 2021

Events Calendar

The Barcelona GSE academic units organize seminar series, lectures, and workshops throughout the year. Speakers include invited academics from institutions around the world as well as BGSE researchers. Many events are open to the entire BGSE community.

Some seminars can be streamed online