I am a Professor of Economics and Pierre Werner Chair at the European University Institute (on leave from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Research Fellow of CEPR and NBER, member of the CEPR Research and Policy Network (RPN) on European Economic Architecture. Former Chairman of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2011 – 2018), President of the Society of Economic Dynamics (2012 – 2015) and of the Spanish Economic Association (2004), Director of the Max Weber Programme of the EUI (2006 – 2013) and Chair of the European Economic Association Standing Committee on Research (2008 – 2011). I was Secretary of State for Science and Technology in Spain (2000 – 2002) and had served in several Expert Groups advising the European Commission on R&D and Higher Education policy. I was a co-founder of UPF and first Director of CREi, and had been Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, after getting my PhD at Northwestern University (1984). My research interests include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Contract Theory, Learning Theory and Labor Theory, with a special emphasis on European economic issues. My research has been published in Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Theory, Review of Economic Dynamics, and other journals.
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