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 School of Economics. 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


Joaquim Nadal i Farreras, conseller de Recerca i Universitats, Generalitat de Catalunya


Laia de Nadal Clanchet, rectora, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Oriol Escardíbul Ferrà, gerent, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jan Eeckhout, investigador ICREA, Departament d’Economia i Empresa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Teresa Garcia-Milà Lloveras, catedràtica, Departament d’Economia i Empresa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Marta Curto Grau, directora general d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Departament d’Economia i Hisenda, Generalitat de Catalunya
Núria Cuenca León, secretària general de la Presidència, Departament de la Presidència, Generalitat de Catalunya
Joan Gómez Pallarès, director general de Recerca, Departament de Recerca i Universitats, Generalitat de Catalunya

Scientific Advisory Board

Philippe Aghion Collège de France, Paris and London School of Economics Lars Svensson Stockholm School of Economics 
Philippe Bacchetta University of Lausanne Guido Tabellini Bocconi University, Milan
Ricardo Caballero Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jean Tirole Toulouse School of Economics 
Jean-Pierre Danthine Paris School of Economics Harald Uhlig University of Chicago
Francesco Giavazzi Bocconi University, Milan Xavier Vives IESE Business School, Barcelona 
Gene Grossman Princeton University Beatrice Weder Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Jordi Gual IESE Business School, Barcelona Philippe Weil ECARES – Free University of Brussels, and Sciences Po, Paris
Elhanan Helpman Harvard University    
Per Krusell IIES – Stockholm University    
Dalia Marín Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich     
Marco Pagano University of Naples Federico II    
Roberto Perotti Bocconi University, Milano    
Torsten Persson IIES – Stockholm University    
Richard Portes London Business School     
Lucrezia Reichlin London Business School     
Rafael Repullo CEMFI, Madrid     
Hélène Rey London Business School    
Kenneth Rogoff Harvard University     
Kjetil Storesletten University of Oslo