Back Commissioner for Science Policy

  • Comissioner: José García Montalvo

Postal address

Universitat Pompeu Fabra 
Edifici Mercè
Carrer de la Mercè 12 
08002 Barcelona


Phone number: 93 542 20 00
E-Mail: [email protected]


The commissioner for Science Policy shall, under the guidance of the rector, coordinate and oversee the following matters:

  • Science strategy and policies
  • Liaise with CERCA centres and other scientific institutions
  • Research infrastructures
  • Representation of UPF on the boards and other executive bodies of the research institutions in which the University participates


Garcia MontalvoJosé Garcia Montalvo is professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and research professor at Barcelona GSE and the IVIE. He is also currently an ICREA-Academia research fellow. He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Valencia. He was awarded first prize in the National Graduation Awards for his Economics degree. He has worked as a consultant for numerous different companies and international bodies, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Union and the OECD, among other institutions. He holds the top position according to the h-index in the latest ranking for Applied Economics researchers in Spain. He has been the Head of the Economics Department and vice-rector for Political Science at UPF. He has published 17 books and 131 articles in the field of science. In 2017 he won the Catalonia Economics Award and in 2019 he was awarded the Rei Jaume I prize in Economics.

He was appointed by the rector on 6 March 2023.