Joan Monras joined UPF in September 2018 as an assistant professor of Economics. Before moving to UPF he was an assistant professor of economics at CEMFI and Sciences Po. He did his PhD in Economics at Columbia University, where he graduated in 2014. He is currently a research affiliate at CEPR, IZA, and CReAM. His research interests include labor economics, urban economics, and international trade. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Barcelona, a MSc in History and Theory of International Relations from the London School of Economics and a MA in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.