Welcome to CREI’s homepage! Here you will find up-to-date information about our research, publications, conferences, job openings, and other.

In case you are not already familiar with CREI, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know a little bit about us.

The Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) is a research institute sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). It is located at the campus of UPF in Barcelona, close to the beach. Our research activities focus on international economics and macroeconomics, understood in a broad sense (i.e. encompassing economic growth, business cycles, monetary economics, macroeconometrics, international trade and finance, economic geography, etc.). Given our origin, location and spirit, we seek to emphasize the European dimensions of those fields of study.

Our objective at CREI is to promote research subject to the highest standards of academic scholarship. Always in connection with that research dimension, we also want to be a source for education and dissemination of new ideas. We are fortunate to be close to the Department of Economics at UPF, and to be an academic unit of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE). We collaborate with both institutions in many research and teaching activities.

Our research activities are carried out by CREI’s own group of researchers, as well as several research associates from the UPF community. All of us share a commitment to CREI’s ultimate mission: to contribute to a better understanding of the economic forces that shape modern societies. Such an understanding, based on rigorous study, is necessary in order to improve the design of policies and institutions, with the aim of promoting economic growth and raising the welfare of our fellow world citizens.

I would like to invite you now to take a tour of our web page. I hope you enjoy it!

Jaume Ventura

Annual Reports

Governing Board


Santiago Vila i Vicente, conseller del Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya


Jaume Casals i Pons, rector, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Jaume Badia i Pujol, gerent, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Antoni Bosch i Domènech, professor emèrit del Departament d’Economia i Empresa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Teresa Garcia-Milà Lloveras, catedràtica, Departament d’Economia i Empresa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Natàlia Mas i Guix, directora general d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Departament de la Vicepresidència i d’Economia i Hisenda, Generalitat de Catalunya
Joaquim Nin i Borreda, secretari general de la Presidència, Departament de la Presidència, Generalitat de Catalunya
Francesc Ramon Subirada i Curcó, director general de Recerca, Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya

Scientific Advisory Board

Philippe Aghion Harvard University Dalia Marín University of Munich
Alberto Alesina Harvard University Marco Pagano Università di Napoli
Philippe Bacchetta Université de Lausanne Roberto Perotti IGIER, Università Bocconi, Milano
Robert Barro Harvard University Torsten Persson IIES, Stockholm University
Giuseppe Bertola Università di Torino Richard Portes London Business School and CEPR
Olivier Blanchard MIT Danny Quah London School of Economics
Ricardo Caballero MIT Lucrezia Reichlin London Business School
Guillermo Calvo Columbia University Rafael Repullo CEMFI, Madrid
Isabel Correia Banco de Portugal Kenneth Rogoff Harvard University
Jean-Pierre Danthine Paris School of Economics Thomas Sargent New York University
Guillermo de la Dehesa CEPR, London Lars Svensson Stockholm School of Economics
Mathias Dewatripont ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles Guido Tabellini IGIER, Università Bocconi, Milano
Allan Drazen University of Maryland Jean Tirole IDEI, Université de Toulouse
Jeffrey Frankel Harvard University Harald Uhlig University of Chicago
Francesco Giavazzi IGIER, Università Bocconi, Milano Xavier Vives IESE, Barcelona
Jordi Gual “La Caixa” and IESE, Barcelona Beatrice Weder University of Mainz
Elhanan Helpman Harvard University Philippe Weil ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Seppo Honkapohja Bank of Finland Charles Wyplosz GIIS, Université de Genève
Per Krusell IIES, Stockholm University