The Barcelona GSE was founded as an institution for scientific cooperation between four existing academic and research units with a long tradition of collaboration: Departament d’Economia i Empresa of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Unitat de Fonaments d’Anàlisi Econòmica of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica IAE-CSIC and Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional.

The Barcelona GSE enjoys close collaboration with these academic units in teaching and research as well as in the shared use of resources. This combination of innovation and accumulated experience is one of the unique features of the Barcelona GSE. Click here to get information on the Barcelona GSE 's research activity.