Salvador Barberà - Biography#

Salvador Barberà is Professor of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona since 1986, director of the MOVE (research consortium), and a Research Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE). He is best known for his research on Social Choice Theory. Within this field, he has studied strategy-proof rules, constitutional issues, the role of domain restrictions, and the dynamics and stability of societies. He has also worked on coalition formation, decision-making under uncertainty and non-standard models of preferences and choice.

He is past-president of the Social Choice and Welfare Society and of the Southern European Economic Association (ASSET). He has been elected to the Council of different learned societies, including the Econometric Society, The Social Choice and Welfare Society, and the Game Theory Society . He has served as director of the Spanish Economic Review, and on the boards of different journals, like Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, Social Choice and Welfare, Mathematical Social Sciences and the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

He is a recipient of different awards for research in economics and the social sciences: Rey Juan Carlos, Rei Jaume I, Spanish National ¨research prize “Pascual Madoz”, Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació. He holds a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

He was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, The Spanish Economic Association, Asociación Argentina de Economía Política, Academia Nacional Argentina de Ciencias Económicas, and of The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

Professor Barberà served as General Secretary of Research and Technological Policies in the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (2004-06). Prior to that, between 2000 and 2004, he was the first director of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA).
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