Xavier Freixas is a professor at UPF, Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE, and a research fellow at CEPR. He is director of the UPF Department of Economics and Business and 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.