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 on issues like business environment, internationalization and R& D&I and industrial policy.

Since 2004 I am Associate Professor at the Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI-UPF), an international business school associated to Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and since 2012 I am also Policy Research Fellow at the Public-Private Research Center (PPSRCat IESE Business School.

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

I am the academic coordinator of SpanishReforms, a web project that monitors economic policy reforms in Spain and a member of the European Central Bank Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet).

My CV can be downloaded from here.


  • 2005 PhD Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • 2003 "Marie Curie" Research Fellow, University of Munich (LMU)
  • 1998 MSc Economics and Philosophy, London School of Economics
  • 1997 BA Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Economic Policy

Contributions to official Spanish Government documents


 Policy papers in English

VoxEu.org columns

Policy papers and reports in Spanish or Catalan

Academic papers and working papers 

Media contributions

  • Op-eds in El Periodico de Catalunya: here in Catalan and here in Spanish.
  • Op-eds in El País: here.

Contact information

Ramon Xifré

Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI-UPF)
Pg. Pujades 1
08003 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel. (+34) 93 295 47 10 - ext. 203
email: ramon.xifre@esci.upf.edu