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Jordi Gual
  • Jordi Gual

  • Professor of Economics

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of California-Berkeley
    Doctor of Economic and Business Science, Universitat de Barcelona

Areas of Interest

    * Economics for management
    * Industrial economics (telecommunications, banking)
    * Job creation
    * European integration, regulation and competition policy

Jordi Gual is Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Economist of the group ?la Caixa? and Professor of Economics at IESE Business School.

He is also Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London). He is currently a member of the International Advisory Council of ?la Caixa?, the Oxera Economics Council and the board of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Between 2002 and 2005, Dr. Gual was part of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of the European Commission. He was also Economic Adviser to the Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels between 1994 and 1996.

He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and has been Visiting Professor at this university, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He is also a Fulbright Scholar and was the winner of the Grant for Research on European Integration of the European Commission.

His recent work includes Banking Union: made of concrete or straw? (2013); European Integration at the Crossroads (Bank of Spain, 2012); Integration of European Banking: The Way Forward, (CEPR, 2005); and Building a Dynamic Europe: The Key Policy Debates, (Cambridge University Press, 2004).