Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business, on active service, and former Dean of the School of Economics at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Founder, former director and principal researcher of the Center for Research in Economics and Health (CRES-UPF), knowledge transfer award. Member of the Governing Boards of the UPF and of the MAR HealthCare Consortium. Member of the Advisory Board of EUTOPIA European University Alliance.
Author of >500 publications, responsible for a collection of books on Health Economics and Health Management, with 31 titles published by Elsevier and Springer, and director of 12 doctoral dissertations.
MBA ESADE, Research Assistant and MSc Purdue University, doctoral studies in Public Health and Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins, PhD in Economics by the UB, and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.
Consulting experience at Arthur Andersen &Co, financial anaylyst at Geseco-Banco Urquijo and different management responsibilities at Hospital de Sant Pau. Head of Technical Cabinet in the Generalitat of Catalonia, deputy director in the Ministry of Health, and self-employed professional consulting for international organizations in different countries until his incorporation as a professor at UPF at its inaugural moment in 1990.
Ex-president of the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS), ex-president of the Asociación de Economía de la Salud (AES), ex-secretary of the European Public Health Association, meritorious member of CAMFiC, Josep Trueta Medal for Health Merit, academic elected of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia and Honorary Member of the Health Economics Association.