Business and Economic Research
The UPF Department of Economics and Business is research oriented and encourages its members to publish in the leading journals. This policy has been successful and the Department consistently appears at the top of the publication rankings in Europe.
Apart from having the required infrastructure to develop top quality research, several factors have been instrumental to this productivity.
First, it has recruited top researchers with a consistent research agenda and an international perspective.
Second, the success of the Ph.D. programme - which has been recognised by the European Commission as a "Programme of Excellence" and is part of the European Doctoral Programme - has been particularly stimulating in promoting original high quality research.
Third, the Department seminars have played a key role in promoting interaction at the international level.
Finally, the Department has actively developed contacts with other leading institutions and is part of several European networks in the areas of Macroeconomics, Economics of Health, Economic Theory, Experimental Economics, Finance and I.O. In particular, with the financial backing of the Catalan government, The Department together with Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) and the Department of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have established the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE), one of the top world research centres.