David Pérez-Castrillo is Professor of Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He has a PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. His research interests are in Research and Development, Economics of Information, and Game Theory. He is currently involved in research related with mechanism design and technology policy. Among other duties, he has been president of the Social Science Commission for Research Evaluation for the Catalan Government, General Secretary of the South-European Association of Economic Theory, and Officer of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Research in Industrial Economics.
He has published in leading journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and Research Policy and obtained the Distinció de la Generalitat de Catalunya for young researchers in 2001, and the ICREA Academia Award. He received the Arrow Prize in Theoretical Economics in 2006. He has been a visiting professor at many universities, such as the University of California, San Diego, the University of Copenhagen, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Prof. Pérez-Castrillo was Director of the Barcelona GSE Master in the Economics of Science and Innovation (2007-2012).