Introduction to the Department of Economics & Business

Since Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)'s beginning in 1990, the Department of Economics and Business has evolved into a leading centre for research and teaching. The Department ranks among the most outstanding departments of Europe, and was rated sixth in the Tilburg University Economics Ranking 2004-2008 in terms of faculty publications in top-five rated journals. Being a department of economics and business it is fairly large and heterogeneous, bringing together an international community of more than 20 different nationalities.

The Department is heavily involved in teaching at the undergraduate level. The BA programmes offered at UPF have systematically been in the top rankings as prepared by the Spanish journal El Mundo, with the UPF BA in Economics coming in first in Spain and the UPF BA in Business second, in a country well-known for its reputed business schools. The Department is also involved in Ph.D. and Master programmes.

Intellectual life in the Department centers around a variety of weekly research seminars (see the Seminar Schedule) in the Department's research areas of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Experimental and Behavioural Economics, Applied Economics (labour, public and development), Industrial Organization, Finance, Management, Statistics and Operations Research, and Econometrics. In addition, the Department is host to a large number of visiting scholars and lecturers. As a result, students and faculty are exposed to a continuously fresh flow of researchers whose work is on the frontiers of knowledge in their fields.

Departmental Regulations


Organization Organization

Department Organization

Department Chair
Daniel Serra

Vice Chair
Xavier Cuadras

Placement Chair
Filippo Ippolito

Mentoring Chair
Rosemarie Nagel

Director of Administration
Xavier Martinez


Graduate Programs

Director of the PhD Program
Jose Apesteguia

Director of the MSc in Economics
Marta Reynal-Querol

Director del MSc in Management
Gert Cornelissen i Anna Torres

Director del MSc in Finance
Filippo Ippolito

Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Teresa Garcia-Milà

Dean of the Barcelona School of Management
Oriol Amat

Academic Director of the ESCI
Xavier Cuadras


Facultat d'Economia i Empresa

Degà: Walter Garcia-Fontes

Vicedegana d'Afers Acadèmics: Maria Inés Gundín

Vicedegana d'Economia (secretària acadèmica i coordinadora de pràctiques): Teresa Monllau

Vicedegana d'Estudiants (i responsable de tutories): Ester Oliveras

Coordinador de Mobilitat: Àngel Gil

Cap d'estudis d'Economia i International Business Economics: Elisa Alòs

Cap d'estudis d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses i d'Empresarials-Management: Joan Miralles

Cap d'estudis de Doble Grau Dret-Economia / Administració i Direcció d'Empreses: Rosa Ferrer

Directora de la USQUID d'Economia: Fina Alemany

Vocal de la Comissió de Reconeixement: Jaume Garcia