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Jordi GUAL Chief Economist, "la Caixa"; Professor of Economics, IESE Business School, Barcelona


 PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, he has been Visiting Professor at this University, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. For several years he was Head of the Economics Department and the Academic Director of the research center "Public Sector-Private Sector" at IESE Business School.
 Between September 1994 and September 1996 he was Economic Adviser to the Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels.


International Advisory Board of Criteria-CaixaCorp
Oxera Economics Council
Group of Experts in Banking issues of the European Comission


His most recent books are Integration of European Banking:
Building a Dynamic Europe: The Key Policy Debates, Cambridge University Press, 2004
The Way Forward, CEPR, 2005


European Investment Bank Prize for essays on European economic affairs, 1999
Fulbright Scholar
Winner of the Grant for Research on European Integration of the European Commission