• During the period 2011-2016 he has coordinated two projects under the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union and is currently participating in two Horizon 2020 projects. He has also participated in other European projects of different Directorates General of the European Commission, European Parliament , Eurofound, Espon, etc, adding among all 11 competitive European projects. In addition, throughout the six-year period, he has been linking projects of the Plan Nacional.
  • He has also published more than 10 articles indexed in the ISI-JCR, in addition to presenting papers and papers to international congresses, and having been the chairman of the 2011 International Congress of the European Regional Science Association.


  • Evaluator of different SSCI reviews and prestigious publishers (Papers in Regional Science, Regional Studies, Annals of Regional Science,Urban Studies, Journal of Business Research, Research Policy, Elsevier, Ashgate, Springer-Verlag, Investigaciones regionales, Historia Industrial, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Regional Sciece Urban Economics, Applied Economics, Ekonomska Istrazivanja-Economic Research, Moneda y Crédito, Revista de Estudios Regionales, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, Economic Modelling…)
  • Evaluator of Public Projects of the National Plan (MEC-ANEP).
  • Evaluator of European projects STREP, within the Sixth Framework Program.
  • Evaluator of European Projects COST.
  • Evaluator of the European Science Foundation (2010-2012).
  • Evaluator of the Czech Science Foundation.
  • Evaluator of European Projects of the Seventh EU Framework Program.
  • Three sections of research (sexenio) recognized


  • Director AQR-Lab of the Universitat de Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/aqrlab)
  • Director of the Research Institute of Applied Economics (IREA) (www.ub.edu/irea)
  • Member of the “Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada” (Reference Network in Applied Economics), XREAP (http://www.pcb.ub.es/xreap)
  • Main Researcher of DG ECFIN tenders (several in the last decade), European Parlamient (2 in last 2 years),
  • President of the “Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional” (Spanish Regional Science Association), AECR (http://www.aecr.org)
  • Member of the “Associació Catalana de Ciència Regional ( Catalan Regional Science Association),
  • Referee for the EU 6th Framework Programme (2007 SSH call); Referee for the EU 7th Framework Programme(2010 SSH call); referee for other european, spanish and regional projects
  • Chair of III world Spatial Econometrics Conference, 51th European Regional Science Association, and other national and international conferences.
  • Editor of Books edited by EdwardElgar
  • General Coordinator of a SEARCH 7th Framework Programme, IAREG 7th European Framework Programme, and COST ACTION A-17
  • Main Researcher of DG ECFIN tenders (several in the last decade), European Parlamient (2 in last 2 years)