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About CREi 

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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!


Jordi Galí





CREI signed the Declaration of Commitment to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in 2014. Following this commitment, CREI started the process to participate in the HR Strategy for Researchers initiative to make CREI a more attractive workplace for researchers at all levels. 
This process has finished with the production of an Action Plan for the period 2015-2019. 




Annual reports



Governing board


Jordi Baiget i Cantons, 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 advistory board

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




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