Recent Publications

Galí, J., P. Andrade, H. Le Bihan and J. Matheron,

"Should the ECB Adjust its Strategy in the Face of a Lower r*?"


Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

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Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

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Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
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Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

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Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

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Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
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How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Nagy, D.,

"Quantitative Economic Geography meets History: Questions, Answers and Challenges"


Forthcoming in Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

di Giovanni, J., S. Kalemi-Özcan, M. Ulu and Y.S. Baskaya,

"International Spillovers and Local Credit Cycles"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Schaal, E., P. Fajgelbaum, A. Khandelwal, W. Kim and C. Mantovani,

"Optimal Lockdown in a Commuting Network"


Forthcoming in American Economic Review: Insights, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Asriyan, V., L. Laeven and A. Martin,

"Collateral Booms and Information Depletion"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Baley, I. and A. Blanco,

"Aggregate Dynamics in Lumpy Economies"


Forthcoming in Econometrica, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

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E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

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Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
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Phone: 932 650 808
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Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
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Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
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Address: C General Castaños, 6
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Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

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How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

García-Santana, M., J. Pijoan-Mas and L. Villacorta,

"Investment Demand and Structural Change"


Forthcoming in Econometrica, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Rossi, B.,

"Forecasting in the Presence of Instabilities: How Do We Know Whether Models Predict Well and How to Improve Them"


Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Literature, 2021

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Galí, J.,

"Uncovered Interest Parity, Forward Guidance and the Exchange Rate"


Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2021, 52(S2), 465-496

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Martin, A., F. Broner, L. Pandolfi and T. Williams,

"Winners and Losers from Sovereign Debt Inflows"


Journal of International Economics, 2021, 130, article 103446

Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics: – A simple framework for monetary policy analysis
– Optimal monetary policy
– Simple monetary policy rules
– Inflation dynamics
Dates: June 27 to July 1
Time: 9:00-11:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversification in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 11:30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Fiscal Policy and the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 14:30-16:30 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and Growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities. The role of International Aid
– The natural resource curse: Nigeria as a case study

Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 17:00-19:00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Globalization and Financial Markets

 

The first part of this course develops a theoretical framework to study international trade in assets, and the effects of globalization on financial markets. The second part analyzes three important policy issues: (1) how to structure the sovereign debt market; (2) the role of an international lender of last resort; and (3) the implications of the US current account deficit for the global economy.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura
Selected Topics:

– Financial integration and its effects
– Sovereign debt, default and restructuring
– Liquidity crises and the role of an international lender of last resort
– The US current account deficit and the dollar

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 09.00-11.00 h (10 hours)
Price: 400 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– The role of institutions and trade for economic development: reviewing the empirical work
– Theories linking institutional change and economic development
– Using industry level data to determine the factors that drive economic growth
– Is there any evidence of significant human capital externalities?

Dates: July 4-8
Time: 11.30-13.30 h (10 hours)
Price:

400 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute and a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently research professor at IGIER-BOCCONI. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School.

Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, CIDE, National Bank of Hungary, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, IMF, University of Naples, Central European University, Di Tella University, Bank of Italy, ECB, Bank of England, University of Porto and Sorbone, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, EABCN, Riksbank and Gerzensee among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB and the Bank of Italy.

He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, member of the CEPR Dating Committee, Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), forthcoming Journal of Econometric, 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a CEPR Fellow, editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. His teaching focuses on advanced macroeconomics. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, development economics, and regional economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Trade and Productivity” (with Francisco Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004
  • “Individual-Specific Uncertainty and Status-Quo Bias: Comment,” American Economic Review, July 2004.
  • “Input Chains and Industrialization,” Review of Economics Studies, July 2002.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. Currently he is the director and senior researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA). His research interests include macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the Real Business Cycle Model Explain Postwar U.S. Data?,” (with P. Rabanal), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “Inflation Dynamics: A Structural Econometric Analysis” (with M. Gertler), Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987).

He is Professor d’Investigació at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona .

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal of Political Economy, December 2002.
  • “Equilibrium Asset Prices and Savings in a Model with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets and Liquidity Constraints”, (with K. Singleton), June 1999, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

 

Ramon Marimon

Ramon Marimon earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University 1984. Full professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since 1990) and at the European University Institute (1994-2000) was previously assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota and has been visiting professor at Stanford University, Cambridge University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the International Monetary Fund and the Santa Fe Institute, among other places.

Co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002). Research fellow of the NBER (since 1992) and of the CEPR (since 1993) has been co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and is currently member of the Council of the European Economic Association, president of the Spanish Economic Association and director of the Centre de Referencia d’Economia Analítica (CREA).

His research interest include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Political Economy, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, and Science and Innovation Policy.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability” (with Thomas Cooley and Vincenzo Quadrini), Journal of Political Economy, 2004.
  • “Strategic Delegation in Monetary Unions” (with V.V. Chari and L. Jones), The Manchester School, 2004.
  • “Inside-Outside Money Competition” (with J.P.Nicolini and P.Teles), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003.
  • “Convergence of Monetary Inflation Models with Heterogeneous Learning Rules,” (with G. Evans and S. Honkapohja), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2001.
  • “Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time” (with F. Zilibotti),European Economic Review, 2000.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Normally based at the University of Toronto, he is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional and a CREA visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto.

He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Regional Science, and a Research Fellow of the CEPR, the NBER and the CIAR.

His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies” (with Gilles Duranton), in J. Vernon Henderson and Jacques-François Thisse (eds.) Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004,
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban diversity, process innovation, and the life cycle of products” (with Gilles Duranton), American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and economic development: Import substitution vs. trade liberalization” (with Anthony J. Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The rise and fall of regional inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is the President of the Economic Commission of Futbol Club Barcelona.

His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, Macroeconomics Dynamics, and Economics Letters. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and the NBER a Senior Economic Advisor of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum 2003. He has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, mimeo Columbia University, march 2005, forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with Gernot Doppelhoffer and Ronald Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with Elsa V. Artadi), inAfrican Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • Economic Growth, 2nd Edition MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2003 (with Robert Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with Will Dow and Tom Philipson), American Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, associate editor of the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Spanish Economic Review, Bepress Journals in Macroeconomics and Moneda y Crédito. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics.

 

Selected Publications:

 

  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/residen/apimec/default.htm

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Plaça Catalunya, Passeig deGràcia and Plaça Espanya.
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf i Clot.
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from Euros 18 to 24 depending on the day, time, etc.

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
UPF location map II
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

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