PhD, Université de Toulouse

Xavier Freixas is a full professor at UPF, Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE, and a research fellow at CEPR. He is the Scientific Director of the Barcelona GSE Master Program in Finance.

Professor Freixas is former president of the European Finance Association and chairman of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Risk Based Regulation Program. He has previously been Deutsche Bank Professor of European Financial Integration at Oxford University, Houblon Norman Senior Fellow of the Bank of England and joint executive director of Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA), and a professor at Montpellier and Toulouse Universities.

He has been a consultant for the European Investment Bank, the New York Fed, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, and MEDD.

Professor Freixas is associate editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Journal of Financial Services Research.

Barcelona GSE Working Papers

Marcela Eslava and Xavier Freixas

Public Development Banks and Credit Market Imperfections

Xavier Freixas and Kebin Ma

Banking Competition and Stability: The Role of Leverage

Patrick Bolton, Xavier Freixas, Leonardo Gambacorta and Paolo Emilio

Relationship and Transaction Lending in a Crisis