Prof. Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Prior to joining the Barcelona economics community, he held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University, and was Visiting Professor at MIT.

His main areas of research are macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics. His influential findings have had a large impact on a variety of topics, particularly business cycles, inflation, exchange rates and the conduct of monetary policy.

Prof. Galí has been cited as the most productive Spanish researcher from 1990-2004 (“Publishing Performance of Spanish Academics: 1970-2004” by D. Rodriguez, Spanish Economic Review, 2006). He has also been ranked as the 8th most cited researcher worldwide in Economics and Business (Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators SM, data from January 1997-October 2007).

Prof. Galí is Fellow of the Econometric Society and member of the Council of the European Economic Association (EEA). He has served as Vice President of the EEA and was President of that organization in 2012.

Prof. Galí holds Research positions at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, and at the US National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

In addition to being a Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE and Professor at the UPF, Prof. Galí is Director of the Centre for Research in International Economics (CREI).

Awards, Grants, and Honors

In 2005 Prof. Galí received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics. He also won the Rei Jaume I Prize for Economics (2004), the VII Prize of the Catalan Society of Economics (2008) and the Catalan National Research Prize (2011).

Research interests

Macroeconomic theory
Monetary economics


Jordi Galí and Luca Gambetti

The Effects of Monetary Policy on Stock Market Bubbles: Some Evidence

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol.7, No 1, 233--257, January 2015, 10.1257/mac.20140003
Ángel Estrada, Jordi Galí and J. David López-Salido

Patterns of Convergence and Divergence in the Euro Area

IMF Economic Review, Vol.61, No 4, 601--630, January 2013, 10.1057/imfer.2013.22
Jordi Galí

Notes for a New Guide to Keynes (I): Wages, Aggregate Demand, and Employment

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol.11, No 5, 973--1003, January 2013, 10.1111/jeea.12032