Jaume Ventura is a Senior Researcher at CREI, Professor at UPF, and Barcelona GSE Research Professor. He is the Director of the Barcelona GSE Master Program in International Trade, Finance, and Development.
Prior to joining CREI and UPF, Prof. Ventura was a tenured associate professor at MIT. He also taught at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and INSEAD. Professor Ventura has worked full-time for the World Bank, and has acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank. He is Fellow of the European Economic Association, Research Associate of NBER, and Research Fellow of CEPR, where he has been Co-Director of the International Macroeconomics program (2004-11). He has been editor of Economic Journal and associate editor of Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of the European Economics Association.
Professor Ventura's research specializes in Macroeconomics and International Economics. In 2009, he received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project, "Asset Bubbles and Economic Policy". In 2015, he received a second ERC Advanced Grant for his project, "Globalization, Economic Policy and Political Structure".