Executive Committee

Committee Member Profiles (alphabetical)

Radim Boháček is a Senior Researcher at CERGE at the Charles University and the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He serves as a country team leader for the Survey of Health, Retirement, and Ageing in Europe (SHARE ERIC) in the Czech Republic. His research interests include general equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents, dynamic macroeconomic policy, and optimal government policies. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Journal of Macroeconomics.


Charels Brendon is an academic economist specialising in macroeconomic theory and the economics of optimal taxation. He is based in the Faculty of Economics and Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he is the El-Erian Fellow in Economics. This follows a two-year Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence.


Thomas Hintermaier is Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn. His research interests include Macroeconomics and Financial Economics. He has published in Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control, Review of Economic Dynamics, and others.


Ramon Marimon is Professor of Economics at the European University Institute, as well as being Chairman of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (on leave). He is Chair President of the Society for Economic Dynamics (2012-2015) and Research Fellow of CEPR and NBER. He was previously an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Secretary of State for Science and Technology of the Government of Spain (2000-02), and President of the Spanish Economic Association (2004). He was a co-founder of UPF as Dean and Chair of the Department of Economics and Business (1990-91), and founder and director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI, 1994). He has also been advisor of the European Commission on R&D policy. His research interests include Macroeconomics, Monetary and Fiscal Theory, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, Labour Theory, Economics of Innovation, Science and Technology Policy. He has published in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Review of Economic Dynamics, and others. He also writes frequent opinion columns for El País newspaper.


Franck Portier is a Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics. He obtained his Ph.D. from Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in 1993. His main fields of interest are business cycle theory, international macroeconomics, structural macroeconometrics, fiscal and monetary policy. He has published his work in journals such as the Review of Economic Dynamics, Economics Letters, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the American Economic Review and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He was Scientific Program Co-Chair of the Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings in 2003.


Morten O. Ravn is Professor of Economics and currently Head of the Department of Economics at UCL. He is also co-director of the ESRC Research Centre for Macroeconomics. He also serves as joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal, is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, a Research Fellow of the CEPR, and a council member of the European Economic Association. He is a former Professor of Economics at the European University Institute and the University of Southampton, Associate Professor at London Business School and Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Aarhus. He is a consultant at Norges Bank. His research interests include fiscal policy, business cycles, international macroeconomics and applied econometrics. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Economic Journal and many other journals.


Hugo Rodríguez is a tenured scientist at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC). Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


Pedro Teles is a Full Professor at Católica-Lisbon. He is also a researcher at the Bank of Portugal and a Research Fellow of the CEPR. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, and was a Senior Economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago between 2001 and 2004. He has taught in the Ph.D. programs at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and University College London, and has worked on various issues of monetary and fiscal policy, including the optimality of the Friedman rule, time consistent policies, optimal stabilization policy, optimal currency areas, and instruments of monetary policy. His work is published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory and Journal of Monetary Economics.