Ramon Xifré

Welcome to my professional webpage.

As an economist I am interested in the competitiveness of the Spanish and EU economies and the related policies and structural reforms on issues such as the business environment, internationalisation and R&D and innovation.

I am Associate Professor and Research Director at ESCI-UPF School of International Studies, affiliated to Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, and since 2012 I am also Policy Research Fellow at the Public-Private Research Center (PPSRC) at IESE Business School.

In 2013 I started up the project SpanishReforms, a web that monitors economic policy reforms in Spain, with the support of FUNCAS and the PPSRC-IESE.

From January 2009 to December 2011 I was on leave serving as Senior Economic Policy Advisor at the Spanish Prime Minister Economic Bureau.

My CV can be downloaded from here.




Contributions to official Spanish Government documents

Papers in journals with impact factor

Papers in other journals

Commissioned reports

Working papers


Communication and media in English

VOX columns

Communication and media in Catalan and Spanish

Funcas Blog

Entries in the Nada es Gratis blog

Entry in Cristianisme i Justícia blog

Media and popular press

  • Opinion articles in El Periodico de Catalunya: here in Catalan and here in Spanish.
  • Opinion articles in El País: here.


Contact information

Ramon Xifré

ESCI-UPF School of International Studies

Pg. Pujades 1

08003 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel. (+34) 93 295 47 10 - ext. 203

email: ramon.xifre@esci.upf.edu