Chairman of the Board

Ramon Marimon (PhD, Northwestern, 1984) is Professor of Economics at the European University Institute (Florence) on an extended leave from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he is full professor. He was Director of the Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme at EUI from 2006-2013. Previously, he was assistant and associate professor at the University of Minnesota. He has been member of the Board of the Barcelona GSE since the School's inception and Chairman of the Board since 2011.

Professor Marimon was co-founder of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business, and first Director of the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI).

He is Fellow of the European Economic Association and was Chair of its Standing Committee on Research from 2008-2011. He has been Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research since the early 1990s. Professor Marimon is currently President of the Society for Economic Dynamics (2012-15). He is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action “A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Union" (ADEMU), in which both Barcelona GSE and EUI are participating, and a member of the Executive Committee of the FP7 Coordination Action “Cooperation on Economic Research in Economics" (COEURE).

Past positions include President of the Spanish Economic Association (2004) and Secretary of State for Science and Technology of the Government of Spain. He has also served in different Expert Groups advising the European Commission on R&D and Higher Education.

Professor Marimon's research interests include Macroeconomics, Dynamic Contract Theory, Monetary Theory, Labor Theory, Learning Theory, Political Economy, and the Economics of Science and Innovation. He is a former co-editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, acting associate editor of the Journal of Economic Theory.

Selected research

In 2014, jointly with G. Gaballo, Prof. Marimon received the Fondation Banque de France prize to support their research on "Credit Easing."

"Money as an Experience Good: Competition and Trust in the Private Provision of Money" (with J.P. Nicolini and P. Teles). Journal of Monetary Economics, 59, 8, 815-825. 2012.

"Competition, human capital and income inequality with limited commitment" (with V. Quadrini), Journal of Economic Theory, 146, 978-1008. 2011.

Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies (ed. with A. Scott), Oxford University Press. 1999.