BSE Chairman Andreu Mas-Colell Receives Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Nacional del Sur

On November 15, BSE Affiliated Professor and Chairman of the School Andreu Mas-Colell was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Economics Department of the Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina.

The doctorate was conferred during the annual meeting of the Argentinean Association of Political Economics (AAEP), during which time Professor Mas-Colell gave the Rolf R. Mantel Conference on “Cooperation Through Strategic Negotiation”. The 3-day AAEP meeting featured the work of more than 135 researchers from universities and research institutions throughout Latin America, Europe, and the United States.

Professor Mas-Colell has previously received 3 other honorary doctorates: from the Universidad de Alicante in 1991, Toulouse in 2002, and HEC (Paris) in 2005.

BSE Affiliated Professor and Chairman Andreu Mas-Colell

In addition to his roles at the BSE, Andreu Mas-Colell is a Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he teaches in the UPF-GSE Msc in Economics. Formerly, he was Professor at Harvard University (1981-96) and at the University of California, Berkeley (1972-80).

From 2000 to 2003 he was Minister for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia- an experience that prepared him for his role as Chairman at the BSE. While in the government, Professor Mas-Colell directed several initiatives often credited with contributing to the emergence of Catalonia as a Southern European center for research and university study.

Academically, Professor Mas-Colell’s research has centered on microeconomics and general equilibrium theory. He has published prolifically, including over 100 research papers on subjects ranging from abstract general equilibrium theory and the structure of financial markets to pricing policy for public firms. He is author of The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach(Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author with M. Winston and J. Green of the graduate textbook Microeconomic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1994).


Professor Mas-Colell receives the first of his 4 honorary doctorates at the Universidad de Alicante in 1994

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