Jaume Ventura


Jaume Ventura is Director and Senior Researcher at CREI, Professor at UPF, and BSE Research Professor. He is the Director of the BSE Master Program in International Trade, Finance, and Development.

Prior to joining CREI and UPF, Prof. Ventura was a tenured associate professor at MIT. He also taught at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and INSEAD. Professor Ventura has worked full-time for the World Bank, and has acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank. He is Fellow of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association. He is a Research Associate of NBER and Research Fellow of CEPR, where he has been Co-Director of the International Macroeconomics program (2004-11). He has been editor of the Economic Journal and associate editor of Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of the European Economics Association.

Professor Ventura's research specializes in Macroeconomics and International Economics. He has been the recipient of two Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society (2018)
  • ERC Advanced Grant, "Globalization, Economic Policy and Political Structure" (2015)
  • ERC Advanced Grant, "Asset Bubbles and Economic Policy" (2009)

Working Papers


Open Access       Marta Santamaría, Jaume Ventura and Ugur Yesilbayraktar

Exploring European Regional Trade

Journal of International Economics, Vol.146, December 2023, 10.1016/j.jinteco.2023.103747
Open Access

Recognition Program

Gino Gancia, Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto and Jaume Ventura

Globalization and Political Structure

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol.20, No 3, 1276-1310, June 2022, https://doi.org/10.1093/jeea/jvac019

Recognition Program

Open Access       Vladimir Asriyan, Luca Fornaro, Alberto Martin and Jaume Ventura

Monetary Policy for a Bubbly World

Review of Economic Studies, Vol.88, No 3, 1418–1456, May 2021, 10.1093/restud/rdaa045
Open Access