Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Other Professional Positions
Futbol Club Barcelona,
Umbele Foundation: A Future for Africa, Founder and CEO, 2004-present
CEOs Without Borders, President and Founder 2007-present
World Economic Forum
Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d'Amics del País, President of the Economic Comission, 2005-present.
International Monetary Fund , Washington D.C., Consultant, 1993-2004.
World Bank, Washington D.C., Consultant, 1993-2004.
Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Growth. Kluwert Academic Publishers, 1995-present.
Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, May 1990.
Thesis: "On Growth and States".
Master of Arts, Harvard University , June 1987.
Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
2004 Premio Juan Carlos I de Economía. This bi-annual prize is awarded by the Bank of Spain to the best economist in Spain and Latin America.
2004 National Science Foundation Grant, Washington, D.C.
2003 Conde de Godó Prize of Journalism (“Premio Conde de Godó de periodismo”). This prize rewards the best op-ed published in any Spanish Newspaper over the previous year.
2002 Prize Banco Herrero to the best Spanish Economist under 40, October 3, 2003.
2001 Economics Person of the Year awarded by CECOT, an Association of Small Business in Barcelona, to the person who, in their judgement, contributed the most to the Economics and Business Environment during the previous year, October 2001.
2000 Kenneth J. Arrow Award awarded by the International Health Economics Organization at the American Economic Association Meetings in New Orleans, January 5th, 2000.
Distinguished Teacher in Graduate Economics, Columbia Economics Department, New York, NY, December 1999.
Elected one of the “Top 100 Most Promissing Spanish Citizens for the 21st Century” (selected by the newspaper El Pais, Madrid, 1999)
Distinguished Teacher in Graduate Economics, Columbia Economics Department, New York, NY, December 1998.
King Juan Carlos I Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 40 in the Humanities and Social Sciences (“Premio Rey Juan Carlos I de Humanidades e Investigación Científico Social para Investigadores Jóvenes”). Madrid, Spain, January 1998.
National Science Foundation Grant, 1997-2001. Washington, D.C.
DGCIT Grant, 1998-2000, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Iberdrola Grant. Madrid, Spain, 1997.
Iberdrola Grant. Madrid, Spain, 1996.
National Science Foundation Grant, 1993-1996. Washington, D.C.
Lee Hixon’s Prize for Teaching Excellence, Yale College, New Haven, CT, 1995.
DGCIT Grant, 1994-1997, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Institute of Policy Research, Washington, DC. Junior Research Fellow. 1993-1995.
Distinguished Teacher in Graduate Economics, Yale Economics Department, New Haven, CT, December 1992.
Instituto de Estudios Fiscales Grant, 1992, Madrid, Spain.
Institute for Policy Reform Junior Fellowship, 1992, Washington, DC.
European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER) Grant, 1992, Brussels, Europe.
Yale Social Science Research Fellowship 1991, 1992, New Haven, CT.
National Science Foundation Grant, 1990-1993, Washington, DC.
Banco de Vizcaya-Bilbao Grant, 1991, Barcelona.
Instituto de Estudios Fiscales Grant, 1989-90, Madrid, Spain.
Banco Exterior de España Fellowship 1987-88, Madrid, Spain.
Fulbright Fellow 1985-87, La Caixa (Barcelona) and Fulbright Foundation, New York, NY.
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