IESE Business School and CEPR
Xavier Vives is professor of Economics and Finance and academic director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center at IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is Research Fellow of CEPR where he was Program Director for Industrial Organization (1994-1997) and for Applied Microeconomics (1991-1993). Xavier Vives is Research Fellow at CESifo (Munich), Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1992, and of the European Economic Association since 2004. He has taught at the U. of Pennsylvania, Harvard, NYU, INSEAD, UAB and UPF; published over a hundred articles in scientific outlets, and authored several books. He has received several research awards, such as the King Juan Carlos I Prize in 1988, the Narcís Monturiol Medal in 2002, and the Catalonia Economics Prize in 2005; in 2009 he was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant and in 2013 the Rey Jaime I Prize. In 2011-2014 he was Special Advisor to the Vicepresident of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, Mr. Joaquín Almunia.
His fields of interest are industrial organization and regulation, the economics of information, and banking and financial economics. He has published in the main international journals and is the author of several books. Editor of main international academic journals, he is currently co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and editor of the Journal of Economic Theory.
Dr. Vives has been an advisor and consultant on competition, regulation, and corporate governance issues for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as well as for major international corporations.