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  • Graduate School of Economics


    Class of 2017Graduation Ceremony

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  • Welcome from our hosts at AXA

    Introduction by our chairman

    Prof. Ramon Marimon, Chairman of the Barcelona GSE

    Graduation speaker

    Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell, Founder of the Barcelona GSE

    Message from the university rectors

    Prof. Jaume Casals, Rector, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Prof. Carles Gispert,Vice-rector for Economy and Campus, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona

    Awarding of certifi cates

    Masters Degree in Data Science

    Masters Degree in Economics and Finance

    Economics ProgramFinance Program

    Masters Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

    Competition and Market Regulation Program Economics of Public Policy ProgramInternational Trade, Finance and Development ProgramMacroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program

    Alumni representatives remarks

    Gaston Besanson (Data Science 15)Analytics Consultant,Accenture Analytics Innovation Center (Barcelona)

    Student representatives remarks

    Sandra Nkusi (Economics of Public Policy 17)

    Ceremony Program July 7, 2017 - 17:00h

    The graduation ceremony is hosted by AXA, board member institution

    of the Barcelona GSE.

    Refreshments will be served in the WIN Room at the conclusion of

    the ceremony.

  • Andreu Mas-Colell is the founder of the Barcelona GSE and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

    He was professor at Harvard University (1981-96) and the University of California, Berkeley (1972-80). Outside academia, he has also been President of the Scientifi c Advisory Committee of Telefnica Investigacin y Desarrollo, Secretary General of the European Research Council, and Minister of Economy and Knowledge in the Catalan Government.

    Professor Mas-Colell is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was its president in 1993. He is a Foreign Associate to the US National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. He has also served on the executive committee of the International Economic Association and as president of the European Economic Association. He is a member of the Academia Europaea.

    Professor Mas-Colell has been a Sloan Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. He has received the Rey Juan Carlos I Prize in Economics (1988) and the Pascual Madoz National Research Prize (2006). He was co-recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management (2009).

    He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota (1972) and honorary degrees from the universities of Alacant, Toulouse, HEC (Paris), Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) and Chicago.

    Prof. Mas-Colell has written over 120 research papers on subjects ranging from abstract general equilibrium theory and the structure of fi nancial markets to pricing policy for public fi rms. He is the author of The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author with M. Whinston and J. Green, of the graduate textbook Microeconomic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1994).

    Congratulations to you all on successfully completing your masters program at the Barcelona GSE. You have worked hard and as a result, earned this day of celebration.

    You are the tenth cohort to graduate from the Barcelona GSE and through your rigorous hard work, you have acquired an outstanding education and critical thinking skills which will

    prove invaluable in your future career. I am sure that you have fi nished the year with many new personal experiences and new friends. Even though this is the end of one chapter, I have no doubt that new exciting challenges await you in your future endeavors. I am convinced that excellent opportunities await you in your chosen career path.

    The Barcelona GSE is committed to supporting you on your future journey, and we welcome you to the wider network of talented people who make up the Barcelona GSE alumni community.

    Congratulations from Teresa Garcia-Mil, Director of the Barcelona GSE

    About our invited graduation speaker

  • Masters Degree in Data ScienceData Science Program

    25 students from 14 countries

  • Where are Data Science alumni from previous cohorts?

    Software EngineerNAVAWashington, DC, USA

    Data ScientistSchibsted Media GroupLondon, UK

    Data ScientistRhode Island Innovation Policy LabProvidence, RI, USA

    Data ScientistErnst & Young (EY)Sydney, Australia

    Analytics ConsultantAccentureBarcelona, Spain

    Monitoring and Evaluation SpecialistUNICEFKinshasa, Congo

    Class of2017


    Data Sciencealumni in the

    BGSE network...

    Quantitative Model DeveloperMorgan Stanley Budapest, Hungary

    1699All BGSEprograms

  • Masters Degree in Economics and FinanceEconomics Program

    70 students from 31 countries

  • Where are Economics alumni from previous cohorts?

    Senior EconomistBank of EnglandLondon, UK

    Senior EconomistMinistry of Economy and FinanceLima, Peru

    Research AnalystEuropean Central BankFrankfurt, Germany

    MacroeconomistBanc SabadellBarcelona, Spain

    Research AssistantBRACKampala, Uganda

    Assistant ProfessorUniversity of ChicagoChicago, IL, USA

    Class of2017


    Economicsalumni in the

    BGSE network...

    Senior Marketing AnalystFacebookShanghai, China 1699

    All BGSEprograms

  • Masters Degree in Economics and FinanceFinance Program

    21 students from 13 countries

  • Where are Finance alumni from previous cohorts?

    Vice PresidentHSBCLondon, UK

    AuditorDeloitteBarcelona, Spain

    Business AnalystBearingPointVienna, Austria

    Senior AnalystCapital OneDallas, TX, USA

    Financial Risk AnalystErnst & Young (EY)Prague, Czech Republic

    Class of2017


    Financealumni in the

    BGSE network...

    ConsultantBain & CompanyJohannesburg, South Africa

    Short-term Interest Rate TraderBBVA ResearchHong Kong

    1699All BGSEprograms

  • 16 students from 8 countries

    Masters Degree in Specialized Economic AnalysisCompetition and Market Regulation Program

  • Where are Competition alumni from previous cohorts?

    Senior AssociateCompass LexeconLondon, UK

    Research AnalystEuromonitor InternationalSt. Petersburg, Russia

    Regulatory Assessment DirectorFederal Competition CommissionMexico City, Mexico

    Case HandlerEuropean CommissionBrussels, Belgium

    Assistant EconomistAutorit de la ConcurrenceParis, France

    Advisor to Chief CounselDepartment of TransportationWashington, DC, USA

    Class of2017


    Competition alumni in the

    BGSE network...

    Research AssistantBanco de EspaaMadrid, Spain 1699

    All BGSEprograms

  • 23 students from 18 countries

    Masters Degree in Specialized Economic AnalysisEconomics of Public Policy Program

  • Where are EPP alumni from previous cohorts?

    Senior AnalystFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO)Rome, Italy

    ResearcherCentre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)Maastricht, Netherlands

    Senior Policy AdviserHead of AgricultureHM TreasuryLondon, UK

    Junior Policy AnalystOECDParis, France

    Team LeaderGovernment of AustraliaCanberra, Australia

    EconomistUS Chamber of CommerceWashington, DC, USA

    Class of2017


    EPPalumni in the

    BGSE network...

    MacroeconomistMutua MadrileaMadrid, Spain 1699

    All BGSEprograms

  • Masters Degree in Specialized Economic AnalysisInternational Trade, Finance, and Development Program

    41 students from 21 countries

  • Where are ITFD alumni from previous cohorts?

    Research AnalystInternational Monetary FundWashington, DC, USA

    Assistant Vice PresidentDeutsche BankBerlin, Germany

    Treasury AnalystAccentureBarcelona, Spain

    Economic AnalystEuropean CommissionBrussels, Belgium

    EconomistInternational Growth CentreDhaka, Bangladesh

    Corporate Banking AnalystCitigroupNew York, NY, USA

    Class of2017


    ITFDalumni in the

    BGSE network...

    Financial Stability ExpertEuropean Central BankFrankfurt, Germany 1699

    All BGSEprograms

  • Masters Degree in Specialized Economic AnalysisMacroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program

    21 students from 14 countries

  • Where are Macro alumni from previous cohorts?

    Research AssociateFederal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA, USA

    Senior EconometricianCentral Bank of LatviaRiga, Latvia

    Research AnalystEuropean Central Bank (ECB)Frankfurt, Germany

    Senior AssociateDeloitteLondon, UK

    Credit Risk AnalystSamsungSeoul, South Korea

    EconomistCaixaBankBarcelona, Spain

    Class of2017


    Macroalumni in the

    BGSE network...

    EconomistEconomist Intelligence UnitLondon, UK

    1699All BGSEprograms

  • Economics

    Farida Aliyeva

    Miguel Alquezar Yus

    Rachel Sara Anderson

    Alfredo Francisco Andonie Kraushaar

    Ignatius Wilhelm Barnardt

    Laurenz Michael Brtsch

    Conrad Bertez

    Alexander Bolves

    Carlo Alessandro Borella

    Gabriel Bracons Font

    Francesco Capozza

    Joshua Piers Wesley Casson

    Andrea Chiav