Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy

Holder: Xavier Vives

The Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy, created in 2006, is dedicated to researching, generating ideas and increasing knowledge in the fields of regulation, competition and public policy. The research findings contribute to the inspiration and education of employers and managers.

The Chair fosters the exchange of ideas between businesses and academic institutions. To this end, it organizes a wide range of activities, such as international symposia and congresses, regular meetings of experts from all over the world, keynote lectures, sessions for IESE’s Alumni Learning Program and courses in collaboration with the Public-Private Sector Research Center.

Research areas

  • Business mergers, regulation and competition in Europe
  • Regulatory mechanisms in network industries
  • Regulation of the banking sector and financial markets
  • Market structure and innovation

Holder of the Chair

Xavier Vives is a professor of Economics and Financial Management, and academic director of IESE’s Public-Private Sector Research Center. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Vives is a research fellow of CESifo (Munich) and of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, among other institutions. He has advised the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on competition, regulation and corporate governance.



Journal Articles (refereed)

VIVES, X., MANZANO, C. (2020). Market power and welfare in asymmetric divisible good auctions. Theoretical Economics. (Forthcoming)
VIVES, X., AZAR, J. (2020). General equilibrium oligopoly and ownership structure. Econometrica. (Forthcoming)
MONDRIA, J., VIVES, X., YANG, L. (2020). Costly interpretation of asset prices. Management Science. (Forthcoming)
BAYONA, A., BRANDTS, J., VIVES, X. (2020). Information Frictions and Market Power. A Laboratory Study. Games and Economic Behavior, 122, 354-369. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2020.04.014.
VIVES, X. (2020). Common Ownership, Market Power, and Innovation. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 70. doi:10.1016/j.ijindorg.2019.102528.
VIVES, X. (2019). Digital Disruption in Banking. Annual Review of Financial Economics, 11, 243 - 272. doi:10.1146/annurev-financial-100719-120854.

Working Papers

CESPA, G., VIVES, X. (2017). High Frequency Trading and Fragility (WP-1161-E). Barcelona: IESE.


VIVES, X., BANAL-ESTAÑOL, A., SELDESLACHTS, J. (2020). Diversification, common ownership, and strategic incentives. (pp. 561 - 564). AEA Papers and Proceedings.

Articles in other publications

VIVES, X. (2020). La banca frente a la disrupción digital. Papeles de Economía Española (162), pp. 2 - 13.


SALVADOR, J., RICART, J. E., TRILLAS, F., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2019). Planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales y emisor submarino La Chira (Perú). IESE.
SALVADOR, J., RICART, J. E., TRILLAS, F., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2018). Acueducto El Realito (México). Case de estudio PPP for cities. IESE.
RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M., RICART, J. E., FAGEDA, X. (2018). Telecabinas Kuélap (Perú). Case de estudio PPP for cities. IESE.
SALVADOR, J., RICART, J. E., FAGEDA, X., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2018). VLT Carioca - Tranvía de Río (Brasil). Caso de estudio PPP for cities. IESE.
SALVADOR, J., RICART, J. E., TRILLAS, F., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2018). El Realito Aqueduct (Mexico). Case Study PPP for cities. IESE.