PhD in Economics, Finance and Management

After completing their degrees, alumni pursue diverse careers all over the world. Alumni have obtained select positions in industries such as banking and financial institutions, international organisations, consultancies, research institutions, and the public sector. See our list of alumni.

A growing, global network of talented professionals and academics, our recently graduated PhD alumni benefit from the high-quality education and prestige of the GPEFM programme.

Having demonstrated extraordinary talent and enthusiasm in their field, the candidates are all well prepared for rigorous hiring and selection processes.


Placement Officer: Prof. Libertad González



Castells, Madalen

Job Market Paper:

Private Safe-Asset Supply and Economic Instability


Research Fields: Finance, Banking, Safe Assets.
Advisors: Prof. Victoria Vanasco


Chiavari, Andrea

Job Market Paper:

The Macroeconomics of Rising Returns to Scale: Customer Acquisition, Markups, and Dynamism


Research Fields: Macroeconomics, Firm Dynamics, Technological Change, Search and Matching, Market Power.
Advisors: Prof. Isaac Baley and Prof. Edouard Schaal


Donati, Dante

Job Market Paper:

The End of Tourist Traps: a Natural Experiment on the impact of Tripadvisor on Quality Upgrading


Research Fields:

Information and Digital Economics. Quantitative, Digital and Social Marketing. Economics of Media and Technology.

Advisor: Prof. Maria Petrova


Gisbert, Josep

Job Market Paper:

Fintech, Bank Branch Closings, and Mortgage Markets



Research Fields: Banking, Fintech, Sustainable Finance.
Advisor: Prof. Gaël Le Mens and Prof. José Luis Peydró


Guan, Rui

Job Market Paper:

Improving Individual Consistency under Cognitive Limitations: The Effect of Sequential Elimination


Research Fields:

Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics.

Advisors: Prof. Jose Apesteguia and Prof. Francesco Cerigioni


Gutiérrez, Ángelo

Job Market Paper:

Business Cycles when Consumers Learn by Shopping



Research Fields: Macroeconomics, Expectation Formation and Computational Economics.
Advisors: Prof. Jordi Galí and Prof. Davide Debortoli


Jagadits, András

Job Market Paper:

Emigration and Local Structural Change - Evidence from (Austria)-Hungary in the Age of Mass Migration

Research Fields:

Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Economic History, Economic Growth.

Advisor: Prof. Joan Monràs


Lee, Adam

Job Market Paper:

Robust and Efficient Inference for Non-Regular Semiparametric Models


Research Fields: Econometric and Statistical Theory, Semiparametric Models, Time Series, Non-Asymptotic Statistics.
Advisor: Prof. Geert Mesters


Manini, Raffaele

Job Market Paper:

Board of Directors’ Composition and Directors’ Skill Sets: It’s All about Fit!


Research Fields: Corporate Governance, International Regulations and Financial Disclosure.
Advisors: Prof. Oriol Amat and Prof. Javier Gómez Biscarri


Pirla, Sergio

Job Market Paper:

Happiness without a Financial Safety Net (with Jordi Quoidbach).


Research Fields: Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Affective Science, Judgement and Decision-Making.
Advisors: Prof. Daniel Navarro-Martínez and Prof. Jordi Quoidbach (ESADE)


Yesilbayraktar, Ugur

Job Market Paper:

European Integration and the Rise of Superstar Cities.


Research Fields: International Trade, Urban Economics, Economic Geography.
Advisors: Prof. David Nagy and Prof. Giacomo Ponzetto