Xavier Vives is Professor of Economics and Finance and academic director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center at the Spanish IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley.He is a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy at the European Commission; ...
Xavier Vives is Professor of Economics and Finance and academic director of the Public-Private Sector Research Center at the Spanish IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley.
He is a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy at the European Commission; of the European Economic Advisory Group at CESifo; Vicepresident of the Spanish chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics, and President of the Spanish Economic Association for 2008. Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, where he served as Director of the Industrial Organization Program in 1991-1997. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Fellow of the Econometric Society since 1992 and member of its Council since 2006, Fellow of the European Economic Association since 2004 and member of its Executive Committee since 1998.
From 2001 to 2005 he was Professor of Economics and Finance and The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies at INSEAD, Research Professor at ICREA-UPF, 2003-2006, and from 1991 to 2001, Director of the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC. He has taught at Harvard University, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University (King Juan Carlos I Chair).
His fields of interest are industrial organization and regulation, the economics of information, and banking and financial economics. He has published in the main international journals and is the author of Information and Learning in Markets: the Impact of Market Microstructure (Princeton University Press, 2008), Oligopoly Pricing: Old Ideas and New Tools (MIT Press, 1999), editor of Corporate Governance: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives (CUP, 2000), and co-editor of Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation (CUP, 1993). He has been editor of main international academic journals and currently he is the Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and Co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.
His current research interests include dynamic rivalry, innovation and competition, banking crisis and regulation, information and financial markets, competition policy, and the location of headquarters.
He has received several research awards: King Juan Carlos I Prize in 1988; the Catalan Society for Economics Prize in 1996; the Narcís Monturiol Medal in 2002, and the Catalonia Economics Prize in 2005.
Dr. Vives has been a consultant on competition, regulation, and corporate governance issues for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission as well as for major international corporations.