The IDEA graduate program covers an ample range of fields of specialization in Economics and Finance, including Game Theory, Social Choice, Markets and Regulation, Public Economics, Economics of Science and Innovation, Health Economics, Mechanism Design, Political Economy, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models, International Macroeconomics, Models of Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Inequality and Growth, Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, Family Macroeconomics, Microeconometrics, Labour Economics, Macroeconometrics, and Time Series. This diversity has allowed our graduates to take on careers in academia, the private sector and governmental and non-governmental institutions.
External committees and evaluation agencies have recognized the quality of the IDEA Graduate Program. The IDEA Master's Program holds the Excellence Accreditation and the International Master’s Programme Distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The IDEA PhD Program has also received similar recognition of its quality. As part of the research offerings of the Barcelona GSE, it is a recipient of the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Distinction 2011-2015 and 2016-2019.