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 Scientifics 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).
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).