David Pérez-Castrillo



PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

David Pérez-Castrillo is a Professor of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a Research Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics. He is a also Research Fellow of CESifo.

His research interests are in Economics of Science and Innovation, Economics of Information, and Game Theory. He is currently involved in research related with the analysis of public programs to support academic research, the financing of startups, and mechanism design.

Pérez-Castrillo has published in leading journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, and Games and Economic Behavior. . He is the author of the textbook “An Introduction to the Economics of Information: Incentives and Contracts” (joint with Inés Macho-Stadler), published by Oxford University Press. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Economics Letters and Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Among other duties, he has been president of the Social Science Commission for Research Evaluation for the Catalan Government, President and General Secretary of the South-European Association of Economic Theory, and Officer of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Research in Industrial Economics.

He has been a visiting professor at many universities, such as the University of California-San Diego, the University of Copenhagen, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Professor Pérez-Castrillo is a member of the BSE Academic Council, and he was the Director of the BSE Master's Program in the Economics of Science and Innovation (2007-2012).

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • Elected Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (2021)
  • ICREA Acadèmia Award (2009, 2015, 2019)
  • Arrow Prize in Theoretical Economics (2006)
  • Distinció de la Generalitat de Catalunya for young researchers (2001)

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