Xavier Vives

Professor of Economics and Finance Academic Director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center at IESE Business School, Barcelona

Xavier Vives is Chaired Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is Research Fellow of CEPR where he was Program Director for Industrial Organization (1994-1997) and for Applied Microeconomics (1991-1993). Xavier Vives is Research Fellow at CESifo (Munich), Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1992, and of the European Economic Association since 2004. He has taught at the U. of Pennsylvania, Harvard, NYU, INSEAD, UAB and UPF; published over a hundred articles in scientific outlets, and authored several books. He has received several research awards, such as the King Juan Carlos I Prize in 1987, the Narcis Monturiol Medal in 2002, the Catalonia Economics Prize in 2005; an European Research Council Advanced Grant in 2008 and in 2017, and the Rey Jaime I Prize in 2013, and the Premio Nacional de Investigación Pascual Madoz 2020. In 2011-2014 he was Special Advisor to the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, Mr. Joaquin Almunia. President of EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) for 2016-2018 and current Vicepresident of the European Finance Association. His fields of interest are industrial organisation and regulation, the economics of information, and banking and financial economics. He has published in the main international journals and is the author of several books, such as Competition and Stability in Banking (Princeton University Press, 2016). Editor of main international academic journals, he is currently Co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Dr. Vives has been an Adviser and Consultant on competition, regulation, and corporate governance issues for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as well as for major international corporations.