Marta Reynal-Querol (PhD, London School of Economics) is ICREA Research Professor at UPF and Barcelona GSE Research Professor. She is also Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the European Journal of Political Economy, and member of the Council of the European Economic Association (EEA). She worked for the World Bank between 2001 and 2005.
Professor Reynal has been the recipient of both a Starting Grant (2008) and a Consolidator Grant (2014) from the European Research Council (ERC). In 2011, she recieved the Banco Herrero Prize for the most outstanding Spanish economist under 40 years old.
Professor Reynal's research focuses on the causes of civil wars and genocides, conflict resolution and the aftermath of conflict; leaders and institutional reforms; aid effectiveness, and the economics of institutions. She has published in The American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, the European Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Economic Letters among others.
She is the Director of the Barcelona GSE Master Program in Economics.