ICREA Academia

José García Montalvo

ICREA Academia 2008 & 2013

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Social & Behavioural Sciences

José García Montalvo is Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Univesitat de València. He won the National Prize of Bachelor Studies in Economics (Spanish highest national GPA, 1988). He received his MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He has worked as a consultant for the OECD, the European Union, the Inter American Development Bank and the World Bank. He has served as Chairman of the Economics and Business Department and Vice Chancellor of Science Policy at the UPF. He has also served as member of the Board of Directors and the Boards of Trustees of several companies and research centers. He has published 12 books and more than 100 articles in journals such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, among others.

Research interests

Professor Garcia Montalvo’s main areas of interest are development economics, applied econometrics, young labor markets and housing economics. His publications cover topics such as foreign aid, ethnic polarization and civil wars, financial markets and housing finance or the labor market of young workers. In recent years he has work intensively in research projects related with the recent financial crisis, the banking industry and the economic effects of debt. He is also working on the application of data science methods and machine learning techniques to economic research and financial services.


Financial crisis and housing markets, young labor markets, determinants of terrorism