Xavier Sala-i-Martín is Professor of Economics at Columbia University and visiting professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His research interests include growth and development, macroeconomics, social security, public finance, monetary theory, and health economics.
Prof. Sala-i-Martin is the founder of "Umbele: A Future for Africa," a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Africa, as well as of the nonprofit organization "CEOs Without Borders." He is also a senior economic advisor to the World Economic Forum.
In 2004 Professor Sala-i-Martín won the Premio Juan Carlos I de Economía. In that same year he was the winner of a National Science Foundation grant. In 2003 he won the Conde de Godó Journalism Prize