Andreu Mas-Colell


Andreu Mas-Colell

PhD, University of Minnesota

Andreu Mas-Colell is the founder of the BSE and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is also a BSE Emeritus Research Professor.

Previously, he has been professor of economics at Harvard University (1981-96) and of economics and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (1972-80). He has also been president of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (2005-2008) and Secretary General of the European Research Council from (July 2009-August 2010). He served as Minister of Economy and Knowledge in the Catalan Government from December 2010 until January 2016.

Professor Mas-Colell served as chief editor of the Journal of Mathematical Economics (1985-88), and of Econometrica (1988-92). He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was its president in 1993. In 1997, he was elected Foreign Associate to the US National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. From 1999 to 2005, he was a member of the executive committee of the International Economic Association. In 2006, he served as president of the European Economic Association. He has been a member of the Academia Europaea since July 2009.

Professor Mas-Colell has been a Sloan Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. He has received the Rey Juan Carlos I Prize in Economics (1988) and the Pascual Madoz National Research Prize (2006). He was co-recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management (2009). He holds honorary degrees from the universities of Alacant, Toulouse, HEC (Paris) and Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina), and the University of Chicago.

Professor Mas-Colell has written over 120 research papers on subjects ranging from abstract general equilibrium theory and the structure of financial markets to pricing policy for public firms. He is the author of The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author with M. Whinston and J. Green of the graduate textbook Microeconomic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1994).