Andreu Mas-Colell is the founder of the Barcelona GSE and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is also a Barcelona GSE Emeritus Research Professor.
Previously, he has been professor of economics at Harvard University (1981-96) and of economics and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (1972-80). He has also been president of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (2005-2008) and Secretary General of the European Research Council from (July 2009-August 2010). He served as Minister of Economy and Knowledge in the Catalan Government from December 2010 until January 2016.
Professor Mas-Colell served as chief editor of the Journal of Mathematical Economics (1985-88), and of Econometrica (1988-92). Professor Mas-Colell is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was its president in 1993. In 1997 he was elected Foreign Associate to the US National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of the executive committee of the International Economic Association. In the year 2006 he served as president of the European Economic Association. He is a member of the Academia Europaea since July 2009.
Andreu Mas-Colell has written some 100 research papers on subjects ranging from abstract general equilibrium theory and the structure of financial markets to pricing policy for public firms. He is the author of The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author with M. Whinston and J. Green, of the graduate textbook Microeconomic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1994).
Professor Mas-Colell has been a Sloan Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. He has received the Rey Juan Carlos I Prize in Economics (1988) and the Pascual Madoz National Research Prize (2006). He was co-recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management (2009). He holds honorary degrees form the universities of Alacant, Toulouse, HEC (Paris) and Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina).