Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona

Postgraduate studies in United States, 1986

Born in Les Cases d'Alcanar in 1963. BA Economics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB), 1986. M.A. in Economics at University of Chicago, 1988. PhD in Economics at UB, 1993. Currently Professor of Economics and Public Policy at UB, and Director of the Observatory of Public Policies Analysis and Evaluation at UB. His research focuses on public sector reform. Within this field, his main interests are local governments; local public services delivery; and transport infrastructures and mobility.  In the past has been visiting professor -graduate teaching- at Cornell University and Princeton University. Has been visiting researcher at Cornell, Harvard, Paris I-Sorbonne, EUI-Firenze, KU Leuven, State University of Saint Petersburg, and University College London. Outside academia, between 1990 and 1993 served as advisor to the Spanish Ministers of Public Affairs, and of Public Works and Transportation. Was Member of the Spanish Parliament (2000-2004) and member of the Catalan Parliament (2015-2017).

Germà's fellowship

Postgraduate studies in United States, 1986

Studies pursued with the fellowship


Type of studies

Master degree or equivalent

Host university or research centre

University of Chicago, IL

Speciality of studies pursued with the fellowship

General economics

Home university

Universitat de Barcelona

Home speciality

General economics