Jaume Ventura

CREI, UPF, and Barcelona GSE

Jaume Ventura is Director and 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 Econometric Society and the European Economic Association. He is a 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 the 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. He has been the recipient of two Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society (2018)
  • ERC Advanced Grant, "Globalization, Economic Policy and Political Structure" (2015)
  • ERC Advanced Grant, "Asset Bubbles and Economic Policy" (2009)

Publications