BiographyProfessor of Economics and Public Policy at Universitat de Barcelona. Director of the Observatory of Public Policies Analysis and Evaluation at UB. His research focuses on public sector reform.
Within this field, his main interests are local governments; public services delivery; and transport infrastructures and mobility. On these topics he has led research projects, has published several books and more than 120 articles in refereed scholarly journals. Outside academia, between 1990 and 1993 served as advisor to the Spanish Ministers of Public Affairs, and Public Works and Transportation. Member of the Spanish Parliament (2000-2004) and of the Catalan Parliament (2015-2017).