EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley, USA, Ph.D. (Economics).
Academic AppointmentsProfessor 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).
Prior AppointmentsResearch 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.
Recognition & AwardsKing Juan Carlos I Prize in 1988; the Catalan Society for Economics Prize in 1996; the Narcís Monturiol Medal in 2002; the Catalonia Economics Prize in 2005; an European Research Council Advanced Grant in 2008 and in 2017, and the Jaime I Prize in Economics in 2013.
Industrial organization and Regulation, the Economics of information, and Banking and Financial economics