Andreu Mas-Colell is a Professor of Economics (Catedrático) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Formerly he was Professor of Economics at Harvard University (1981-96) and Professor of Economics and Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (1972-80). He has been a Sloan Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow. He holds Honoris Causa Doctorates from the universities of Alacant, Toulouse and HEC (Paris). He has received the Rey Juan Carlos I Prize in Economics and the Pascual Madoz (National Research Prize). He has served as Main Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Economics (1985-88), and of Econometrica (1988-92).
Professor Mas-Colell is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was its President in 1993. In 1997 he was elected Foreign Associate to the US National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association. In the year 2006 he serves as President of the European Economic Association. From 2000 to 2003 he was Minister for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia and from 2005 he is the President of the Advisory Scientific Committee of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo. He has been designated General Secretary of the European Research Council from 2009 to 2011.
A. Mas-Colell has written some 100 research papers on subjects ranging from abstract general equilibrium theory and the structure of financial markets to pricing policy for public firms. He is the author of The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author with M. Whinston and J. Green, of the graduate textbook Microeconomic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1994).