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.

Sponsor

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

MANZANO, C., VIVES, X. (2021). Market power and welfare in asymmetric divisible good auctions. Theoretical Economics, 16 (3), 1095-1137. doi:10.3982/TE3675.
VIVES, X., AZAR, J. (2021). General equilibrium oligopoly and ownership structure. Econometrica, 89 (3), 999-1048. doi:10.3982/ECTA17906.
MONDRIA, J., VIVES, X., YANG, L. (2021). Costly interpretation of asset prices. Management Science. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2020.3871. (Online first)
BAYONA, A., BRANDTS, J., VIVES, X. (2020). Information Frictions and Market Power. A Laboratory Study. Games and Economic Behavior, 122, 354-369. doi: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.

Proceedings

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.

Studies

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.

Journal Articles (refereed)

MANZANO, C., VIVES, X. (2021). Market power and welfare in asymmetric divisible good auctions. Theoretical Economics, 16 (3), 1095-1137. doi:10.3982/TE3675.
VIVES, X., AZAR, J. (2021). General equilibrium oligopoly and ownership structure. Econometrica, 89 (3), 999-1048. doi:10.3982/ECTA17906.
MONDRIA, J., VIVES, X., YANG, L. (2021). Costly interpretation of asset prices. Management Science. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2020.3871. (Online first)
BAYONA, A., BRANDTS, J., VIVES, X. (2020). Information Frictions and Market Power. A Laboratory Study. Games and Economic Behavior, 122, 354-369. doi: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.
LÓPEZ, Á. L., VIVES, X. (2019). Overlapping Ownership, R&D Spillovers, and Antitrust Policy. Journal of Political Economy, 127 (5), 2394 - 2437. doi:10.1086/701811.
VIVES, X. (2019). Competition Policy in Banking in the European Union. Review of Industrial Organization, 55 (1), 27 - 46. doi:10.1007/s11151-019-09687-5.
VIVES, X. (2019). Competition and Stability in Modern Banking: A Post-Crisis Perspective. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 64, 55 - 69. doi:10.1016/j.ijindorg.2018.08.011.
VIVES, X. (2017). Endogenous Public Information and Welfare in Market Games. Review of Economic Studies, 84 (2), 935 - 963. doi:10.1093/res/rdw062.

Working Papers

AZAR, J., VIVES, X. (2018). Oligopoly, Macroeconomic Performance, and Competition Policy (WP-1220-E).
CESPA, G., VIVES, X. (2017). High Frequency Trading and Fragility (WP-1161-E). Barcelona: IESE.
MANZANO, C., VIVES, X. (2017). Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auctions (WP-1162-E). Barcelona: IESE.
BAYONA, A., BRANDTS, J., VIVES, X. (2016). Supply Function Competition, Private Information, and Market Power: A Laboratory Study (WP-1146-E). Barcelona: IESE.
LÓPEZ, Á. L., VIVES, X. (2016). Overlapping Ownership, R&D Spillovers, and Antitrust Policy (WP-1140-E). Barcelona: IESE.

Proceedings

VIVES, X., BANAL-ESTAÑOL, A., SELDESLACHTS, J. (2020). Diversification, common ownership, and strategic incentives. (pp. 561 - 564). AEA Papers and Proceedings.
AZAR, J., VIVES, X. (2019). Common Ownership and the Secular Stagnation Hypothesis. AEA Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 109 (pp. 322 - 326). American Economic Association.
VIVES, X. (2010). Competition and Stability in Banking. A New World for Competition Policy? In Sylvester C. W. Eijffinger (Ed.), The CEPR/ESI 13th Annual Conference on "Financial Supervision in an Uncertain World"; 25-26 September 2009; Venice International University, Italy.
VIVES, X., TORRENS, L. (2009). La geografia econòmica de la Unió Europea i el potencial de l'Euroregió Pirineus-Mediterrània. Aportacions a la Recerca i al Debat en Economia a Catalunya. Jornada Acadèmica i Commemorativa de la Societat Catalana d'Economia; Barcelona, dimarts 5 de juny de 2007 (pp. 85 - 109).

Articles in other publications

VIVES, X. (2020). La banca frente a la disrupción digital. Papeles de Economía Española (162), pp. 2 - 13.
VIVES, X. (2020). ¿Hasta dónde llega la disrupción de la banca? IESEconomics.
VIVES, X. (2020). How large is the disruption in banking? IESEconomics.
VIVES, X. (2017). The Impact of Fintech on Banking. European Economy. Banks, Regulation, and the Real Sector, 2017 (2), pp. 97 - 106.
VIVES, X. (2017). ¿Un nuevo paradigma para los mercados financieros? 3CONOMI4 (14), pp. 80 - 84.

Books

VIVES, X. (2016). Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy. Oxford: Princeton University Press.
VIVES, X. (2012). Information and Learning in Markets. The Impact of Market Microstructure. China: Social Sciences Academic Press.
VIVES, X. (2008). Information and Learning in Markets. The Impact of Market Microstructure. Oxford: Princeton University Press.
VIVES, X. (1999). Oligopoly Pricing. Old Ideas and New Tools. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
GUAL, J., VIVES, X. (1992). Ensayos sobre el sector bancario español. Madrid: Fedea.

Edited books

VIVES, X. (2009). Competition Policy in the EU. Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
DE LA FUENTE, Á., VIVES, X. (2003). Políticas públicas y equilibrio territorial en el estado autonómico. Bilbao: Fundación BBVA.

Book Chapters

VIVES, X. (2018). Strategic Complementarities in Oligopoly. In L. Corchon and M. Marini (Ed.), Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization (pp. 9 - 39). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
VIVES, X. (2017). Regulatory Reform: Where to from Here?. In D. Evanoff, G. Kaufman, A. Leonello, S. Manganelli (Eds.), Achieving Financial Stability: Challenges to Prudential Regulation (pp. 361 - 366). New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing.
MAUDOS, J., VIVES, X. (2016). Banking in Spain. In Thorsten Beck and Barbara Casu (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of European Banking (pp. 567 - 601). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
VIVES, X. (2011). La industria financiera y la crisis. el papel de la innovación. En Francisco González, ... [et al.] (Eds.), Innovación: perspectivas para el siglo XXI (pp. 323 - 331). Bilbao: Fundación BBVA.
VIVES, X., FEDERICO, G. (2011). Los Retos de la Política Energética en Europa. En Juan Luis López Cardenete; José Luis Curbelo; Eloy Álvarez Pelegry (Coord.) (Ed.), Los retos del sector energético (pp. 44 - 60). Madrid: Marcial Pons.

Studies

VIVES, X., BOLTON, P., HONG, H., KACPERCZYK, M. (2021). Resilience of the financial system to natural disasters.
CARLETTI, E., CLAESSENS, S., FATÁS, A., VIVES, X. (2020). The Bank Business Model in the Post-Covid-19 World.
BARCELÓ, S. P., CORONA, J. F., PUIG, M., ARGANDOÑA, A., CANALS, J., DÍAZ GIMÉNEZ, J., ... VIVES, X. (2020). El impulso del empleo y el relanzamiento de la empresa. algunas reflexiones para la acción.
VIVES, X., HERNÁNDEZ, M., GUARDANS I CAMBÓ, P., CAMPISTOL, J. M., CONESA, P., GRANDES, A., MAS-COLELL, A. (2019). El reto de sumar para multiplicar: la colaboración público-privada como eje de transformación de Barcelona.
BOLTON, P., CECCHETTI, S., DANTHINE, J.-P., VIVES, X. (2019). Sound At Last? Assessing a Decade of Financial Regulation.