Jordi Galí receives National Research Prize for his work on New Keynesian economics

BSE Research Professor Jordi Galí (CREI-UPF and BSE) officially received the 2011 National Research Prize of Catalonia at an award ceremony on February 7, 2012 in Barcelona. Presiding over the ceremony was Mr. Artur Mas, President of the Government of Catalonia, and Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell, Catalan Minister of Economy and Knowledge.

The National Research Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding researcher who has made a significant contribution to a scientific discipline that has had an international impact in the field. Prof. Galí is a leading expert on new Keynesian economics, a scientific theory that is quickly becoming the standard in macroeconomics.

The Catalan Government awards the Prize through the Catalan Research Foundation (Fundació Institució Catalana de Suport a la Recerca). The Foundation’s mission is to increase social awareness of science and to identify opportunities for public-private collaboration in scientific research in Catalonia.

This year's prize jury included Mr. Antoni Castellà and Mr. Josep Martorell (Catalan Department of Universities and Research); Mr. Ramon Pascual (Fundació Parc Taulí); Dr. Miguel Beato (Center for Genome Regulation – CRG); Mr. Joan Rodés (Corporació Sanitària Clínic); Prof. Salvador Barberà (MOVE-UAB and BSE); Prof. Jordi Isern (Catalan Space Agency - IEEC); and Prof. Albert Balcells (UAB).

Previous winners of the Prize among the BSE affiliated professors are Prof. Salvador Barberà (MOVE-UAB and BSE), who won the award in 2007, and Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell (UPF and BSE), who won it in 1994.

About Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Prior to joining the Barcelona economics community, he held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University, and was Visiting Professor at MIT.

In 2005, Prof. Galí received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics. He also won the Rei Jaume I Prize for Economics in 2004 and the VII Prize of the Catalan Society of Economics in 2008 for his book, Monetary Policy, Inflation and the Business Cycle (Princeton University Press). His main areas of research are macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics. His influential findings have had a large impact on a variety of topics, particularly business cycles, inflation, exchange rates and the conduct of monetary policy.

Prof. Galí has been cited as the most productive Spanish researcher from 1990-2004 (“Publishing Performance of Spanish Academics: 1970-2004” by D. Rodriguez, Spanish Economic Review, 2006). He has also been ranked as the 8th most cited researcher worldwide in Economics and Business (Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators SM, data from January 1997-October 2007).

Prof. Galí is Fellow of the Econometric Society and member of the Council of the European Economic Association (EEA). He has served as Vice President of the EEA and is currently President of that organization. Prof. Galí holds Research positions at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, and at the US National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Prof. Galí is Director of the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI). He also teaches in the BSE Master in Economics and Master in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, as well as the UPF Graduate Program in Economics, Finance, and Management (GPEFM), a reference doctoral program of the BSE.


BSE Research Professor Jordi Galí (CREI, UPF and GSE) at the 2011 National Research Prize ceremony in Barcelona this February.

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Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle: An Introduction to the New Keynesian Framework (Princeton University Press, 2008).

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