Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction of the school, guiding and drawing up rules for governance. It adopts the budget and appoints an Honorary President and a Chair, who serve as Trustees, and further names the Director and the Academic Committee.

The Board is made up of representatives of the founding academic institutions (UPF, UAB, IAE-CSIC, and CREI), private institutions (AXA Research Fund, Banc Sabadell, "la Caixa" Savings Bank, and the FemCAT Foundation), public institutions (the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, and the Barcelona City Council), and several distinguished academics in the field of Economics.

  • Joaquin Almunia

    Joaquín Almunia

    Honorary President of the Board

  • Paulina Beato

    Paulina Beato

    Chair of the BSE


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    Oriol Amat

    Rector, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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    Javier Lafuente

    Rector, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Rosa Menéndez López

    Rosa Menéndez López

    President, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

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    Gemma Geis i Carreras

    President, Center for Research in International Economics (CREI)

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    Manuel Arellano

    Professor, CEMFI

  • Salvador Barberà

    Professor Emeritus, UAB and BSE

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    Ramon Marimon

    EUI, UPF and BSE - on leave

  • Andreu Mas-Colell

    Andreu Mas-Colell

    Professor Emeritus, UPF and BSE

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    Juan Rubio-Ramirez

    Professor, Emory University

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    Josep Alfonso Caro

    Director of Communications, AXA Seguros España

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    Josep Oliu

    President, Banc Sabadell

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    Oriol Pinya

    Founding Member, FemCAT Foundation

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    Jaume Giró

    Minister of Economy and Finance, Government of Catalonia

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    Laia Bonet

    Third Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council