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Jaume Garcia Villar, appointed member of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board

Jaume Garcia Villar, appointed member of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board

He is a full professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF and a researcher at the Center for Research in Health and Economics. He received the distinction thanks to his exceptional career in the field of statistics.

21.02.2018

Jaume Garcia Villar, full professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF and researcher at the Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES) has been appointed a member of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB). He took office on 1 February for a period of three years, until 2021.

Garcia Villar has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from the University of Barcelona, a master of science in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and a doctorate in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His experience in the world of research focuses on applied microeconometrics, labour, sport and health economics, and the real estate market. In these areas, he has published over 100 articles and book chapters. These include studies for the Government of Catalonia on the Catalan and the Spanish economies.

He was director of the School of International Trade between 1995 and 2005 and president of the National Statistics Institute between 2008 and 2011. Currently, he is a professor of Applied Economics with the University’s Department of Economics and Business and sits on the editorial board of the journal Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

The European Statistical Governance Advisory Board is one of the governing bodies of the European Statistical System (ESS). Its purpose is to improve its independence, integrity and responsibility, key provisions of the body’s Code of Practice. It also aims to improve the quality of European statistics. Among others, each year it draws up a report for the European Parliament and Council on the implementation of the Code of Practice for Eurostat. It is composed of seven members who are chosen from among professionals with exceptional skills in the field of statistics.

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