Research professor at the Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC, High Council for Scientific Research, Bellaterra-Barcelona) and at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. PhD by the universities of Oxford and Autònoma de Barcelona. He has been director of the IAE (CSIC) (1989-1991, y 2001-2006), regional delegate for the CSIC in Catalonia (1993-1996), representative of the Spanish Government at the High Council of the European University Institute, Florence (1989-1996), president of the Asociación Española de Economía (2002), member of the Executive Council (2005-2011) and secretary general (2011-2016) of the International Economic Association, president of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) (2007-2009), and Rey Jaime I laureate in Economics (2007). He has been the principal researcher of the EC funded project “Polarization and Conflict” (2004-2008). His general area of interest is Economic Theory. Currently, he is working on social polarization and conflict, and in public economics. His research has been published in journals such as American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Econometrica, Economics Letters, Economics of Governance, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Peace Research, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Science, Social Choice and Welfare, and Theory and Decision.
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