The Unit of Foundations of Economic Analysis (UFAE) at the  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, together with the Institut d´Anàlisi Econòmica (IAE), jointly organize IDEA, an international graduate program in Economics comprised of a Master´s program and a PhD program. Both programs provide students with a solid training in Economics which emphasizes rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods. Some Master´s students take on careers in the private sector and in governmental and non-governmental institutions, while others, after two years of training (120 ECTS) go on to pursue a doctoral degree either with us or abroad.

Our students find in IDEA an active research environment that promotes the interaction between students and faculty. The IDEA PhD Program is jointly organized with the Barcelona GSE.

International Master and Doctorate in Economic Analysis - IDEA

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We also offer a master program in Economics co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics - QEM program is designed by a Consortium of four Partner Universities from 4 European cities (Barcelona, Bielefeld, Paris, and Venice).

Additionally, some of our faculty is also involved with the following Graduate Programmes:

Master in the Economics of Public Policy (Barcelona GSE)

Master in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (Barcelona GSE)

Master in Health Economics and Policy (Barcelona GSE)

Master in Economics and Business Administration MEBA (UAB)