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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
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
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
Data Sciencealumni in the
Quantitative Model DeveloperMorgan Stanley Budapest, Hungary
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
Economicsalumni in the
Senior Marketing AnalystFacebookShanghai, China 1699
Masters Degree in Economics and FinanceFinance Program
21 students from 13 countries
Where are Finance alumni from previous cohorts?
Vice PresidentHSBCLondon, UK
Business AnalystBearingPointVienna, Austria
Senior AnalystCapital OneDallas, TX, USA
Financial Risk AnalystErnst & Young (EY)Prague, Czech Republic
Financealumni in the
ConsultantBain & CompanyJohannesburg, South Africa
Short-term Interest Rate TraderBBVA ResearchHong Kong
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
Competition alumni in the
Research AssistantBanco de EspaaMadrid, Spain 1699
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
EPPalumni in the
MacroeconomistMutua MadrileaMadrid, Spain 1699
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
ITFDalumni in the
Financial Stability ExpertEuropean Central BankFrankfurt, Germany 1699
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
Macroalumni in the
EconomistEconomist Intelligence UnitLondon, UK
Miguel Alquezar Yus
Rachel Sara Anderson
Alfredo Francisco Andonie Kraushaar
Ignatius Wilhelm Barnardt
Laurenz Michael Brtsch
Carlo Alessandro Borella
Gabriel Bracons Font
Joshua Piers Wesley Casson