The Department of Economics of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is one of the cornerstones of economics research in Spain, as demonstrated by its accreditation as a Unidad de Excelencia María de Maeztu in the 2015 (2016-2019) and 2021 (2023-2026) calls, and by its position in international rankings such as the ranking of the European Economic Association, that places it 52 in the world, 9 in Europe and 2 in Spain. Its success is the result of adopting the professional practices of the best universities in the world: recruiting its junior faculty in the international job market, abrogating inbreeding practices deeply entrenched in the Spanish university system; applying high quality research and teaching standards to reach promotion; implementing policies incentivizing quality research and teaching. As a result, the Department has a dynamic and diverse faculty educated in the best universities of the world.
The quality of its academic programs is also well recognized. The econphd.net ranking places the UC3M Economics Ph.D. in the position 46 in the world, 9 in Europe and 1 in Spain. The UC3M professional master programs in Economics and in Industrial Economics attract students from around the world, who specialize in topics related to competition policy and regulation of economic sectors such as energy, transportation or telecommunications. Likewise, the quality of the UC3M undergraduate programs in economics and business, taught both in Spanish and in English, attracts the best students around the county, consistently maintaining the 1-2 highest access grades in Spain.
In this website you will find information about the Department’s activities: the research of its faculty, the seminars and conferences it organizes, its programs of research support, the courses it teaches in graduate and undergraduate programs, etc.