Curriculum


Earned Degrees:

  • Ph.D. (Economics, Gerard Debreu supervisor), University of California, Berkeley, 1983.
  • M.A. (Economics), University of California, Berkeley, 1982.
  • Licenciado (Economics), Universitat Autònoma, Barcelona, 1978.
Present Positions:

  • Professor of Economics and Finance, IESE Business School.
  • Academic director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center.
  • Director of the Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy.
  • Research Professor of the Spanish High Research Council, CSIC (on leave).
Past Academic Positions:

  • Research Professor, ICREA-UPF, 2004-2005.
  • Professor of Economics and Finance, and The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor in European Studies, INSEAD, 2001-2005.
  • Director, Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC, 1991-2001, Vice-Director 1990-1991, and Research  Professor since 1990 (on leave).
  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization, New York University, Fall 1999.
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard University, 1997-1998.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, November 1994.
  • Visiting Scholar, MIT, November 1991; Boston University, November 1992; New York University, November 1995; University of Bonn, January 1997.
  • Senior Researcher, Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA), October 1988-August 1989.
  • Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC, 1987-1990, Research Professor (contract).
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983 – 1986.
  • Visiting Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, August 1984 – December 1984.
  • Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, July 1982.
  • Reader/Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Mathematical Economics, University of California, Berkeley, March 1982 – June 1982.
  • Assistant Professor, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, October 1978 – September 1979.
  • Research Assistant, Centro de Estudios de Planificación of Barcelona, July 1975 – January 1976.
Honors:

  • European Research Council Advanced Grant 2018-2022.
  • President of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), 2016-2018.
  • ECB Wim Duisenberg Fellowship, 2015.
  • Premio Rey Jaime I de Economía, 2013.
  • Member of the Economics, Business and Management Section of the Academia Europaea, 2012.
  • Numerary Member of the Phylosophy and Social Sciences Section of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, 2011.
  • Honorary Member of the Spanish Economic Association, 2010.
  • European Research Council Advanced Grant, 2009-2013.
  • Recognition of five 6-year periods of research excellence by this Ministry of Education and Science.
  • Research Associate, ECGI, 2009-
  • President of the Spanish Economic Association, 2008.
  • Research Fellow, CESifo, 2006-
  • Vice President of the Asociación Española para la Economía Energética (AEEE), 2006-2009.
  • Elected member of the Council of the Econometric Society, 2006-2008.
  • Premi Catalunya d’Economia, 2005.
  • Fellow of the European Economic Association, 2004.
  • Narcís Monturiol Medal of the Generalitat de Catalunya, 2002.
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2002-2018.
  • Premi Societat Catalana d’Economia, 1996.
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1992.
  • Elected member of the Council of the European Economic Association, 1991-1995.
  • King Juan Carlos I Prize for research in social science, Spain, 1988.
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, 1988-
  • Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura, Universitat Autònoma, Barcelona, 1978.
Editorial Services:

  • Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory, 2013-
  • Co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 1992-
  • Associate editor of the Recherches Economiques de Louvain, 1991-
  • Member of the editorial board of Nota d’Economia, 2004-
  • Member of the editorial board for finance at ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute), 2006-
  • Member of the editorial board of Economía Industrial, 1987-2013.
  • Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003-2008.
  • Editor of the European Economic Review, 1998-2002.
  • Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1993-1997.
  • Associate editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization (1988-1992), the Journal of Industrial Economics (1991-1992), the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (1993-1995), the Journal of Financial Markets (1997-2000), the Rand Journal of Economics (1995-2002) and  the European Economic Review (1991-1996). Member of the editorial board of Investigaciones Económicas (1988- 1991), Revista Española de Economía (1989-1994), the Journal of Industrial Economics (1992-1998), and Economic Policy (1993-1994).
  • Referee for American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic  Journal, Economics Letters, Games and Economic Behavior, Information Economics and Policy, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics (Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie), Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics Organization,  Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the Japanese and International Economics, Management Science, Mathematical Social Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, and Theoretical Economics.
Research Direction:

  • Member of the steering committee of the European Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET) at Gerzensee, 1992-
  • Member of the Board of Governors of Economic Policy, 2000-2014.
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Association for Competition Economics, 2003-2006.
  • Program Director, Applied Microeconomics / Industrial Organization, CEPR, 1991-1997.
  • Director of the Research Program for Banking at Fundación BBV, 1991-1996.
Scientific and Advisory Committees:

  • Member of the ERC Identification Committee, 2014-
  • Member of the Alumni Advisory Board, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011-
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, 2010-
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the IN3 at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2007-2011.
  • Member of the Academic Board of the Iberdrola Training Center, 2006-2008.
  • Member of the Conseil Scientifique de l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Paris), 2004-
  • Member of Scientific Committee of the Europlace Institute of Finance, 2003-
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2001-
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the IN3 at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2007-2011.
  • Member of the Academic Board of the Iberdrola Training Center, 2006-2008.
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Research Department of “la Caixa”, 2005-2009.
  • Member of the Scientific Council of ECARE (European Center for Advanced Research in Economics), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1991.
Policy, Community and Other Professional Services:

  • Member of the Board of Fundació Privada Aula, 2018-
  • President of the Advisory Council of the Pla Estrategic Metropolità de Barcelona, 2014-2015.
  • Member of the Forum Catalunya en Expansión, 2014-
  • Member of the Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d’Amics del País, 2012-
  • Member of the Board of the Fundación de Economía Analítica, IAE-CSIC, 2012-
  • Member of the Advisory Comitee for the Economic Recovery and Growth (CAREC) to the Government of Catalonia, 2011-2015.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank, 2008-
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Aula Escuela Europea SA, 2006-2017.
  • Member of the Cercle d’Economia, Barcelona.
  • Member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of DG Competition of the European Commission, 2003-2013.
  • Member of the European Economic Advisory Group at CESifo (Munich), 2001-2011.
  • Special Advisor to the Vicepresident of the European Commission, Mr. Joaquín Almunia, 2011-2014.
  • Member of the Economic Advisory Board to the Barcelona Town Hall, 2010-2011.
  • Member of the Commission for the I Pla Director d’Industria i Empresa, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2007-2008.
  • Member of the Grupo de Reflexión Abertis, 2006-2011.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fundació Empresa i Ciència of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1995-2004.
  • President of the Commission on Leadership and Globalisation of the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan, 2002.
  • Member of the Commission about the Future of the University System in Catalonia, 2000-2002.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Expansión and Actualidad Económica, 2000-2002 and 2004-2005.
  • Member of the Economic Advisory Group of DG Industry of the European Commission, 1995.
  • Consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Spanish government, the Generalitat de Catalunya, and for other regulatory bodies as well as for major international corporations.
  • Contributor to Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, La Vanguardia, Expansión, El País and columnist for Project Syndicate.
Evaluation Panels:

  • Member of the European Research Council evaluation panel SH1, Individuals and Organizations, 2007-2009 and 2011-2013.
  • Advisor for Social Sciences to CIRIT, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2000-2001.
  • Member of the CIRIT Evaluation Board, Generalitat de Catalunya, 1994-1996.
  • Member of the Comisión de Área de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, CSIC, 1993-1996.
  • Member of the Fellowship Committee of IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research),  Milano, 1991-1994.
  • Member of the ACE panel of the European Community, 1991.
  • Member of the Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora del Profesorado Universitario, 1990.
  • Referee for: the SPES program of the European Community; the National Science Foundation, USA; the Social and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the Comisión Asesora Investigación Científica y Técnica, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science; The Netherlands Association for Scientific Research; and The Israel Science Foundation.