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PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

David Pérez-Castrillo is Professor of Economics at UAB, Research Fellow at MOVE, and Barcelona GSE Research Professor. He is also Research Fellow of CESifo, and has been elected Second Vice President of the Spanish Economic Association (from January 2017).

His research interests are in Economics of Science and Innovation, Economics of Information, and Game Theory. He is currently involved in research related with the analysis of public programs to support academic research, the financing of startups, and mechanism design. Among other duties, he has been president of the Social Science Commission for Research Evaluation for the Catalan Government, President and General Secretary of the South-European Association of Economic Theory, and Officer of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Research in Industrial Economics.

He has published in leading journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, and Games and Economic Behavior. He obtained the Distinció de la Generalitat de Catalunya for young researchers in 2001 and the ICREA Academia Award in 2009 and 2015. He received the Arrow Prize in Theoretical Economics in 2006. He has been a visiting professor at many universities, such as the University of California-San Diego, the University of Copenhagen, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Professor Pérez-Castrillo was Director of the Barcelona GSE Master in the Economics of Science and Innovation (2007-2012).