Jordi Massó

Professor of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

PhD.: State University of New York at Stony Brook (1988)








I was born in Barcelona (1956) and received my undergraduate degree in Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1980. I received my PhD in Economics in 1988 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under the supervision of Bob Rosenthal. In 1988-89 I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh with Al Roth. Since 1989 I have been teaching and doing research in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where in 1994 I was promoted to full professor. From 1996 to 2000 I was chairman of its Department of Economics and in the periods 1990-1994 and 2002-2004 I was coordinator of the IDEA doctoral program. I was Co-editor of Investigaciones Económicas (1996-99) and currently I am Associate Editor of Social Choice and Welfare (since 2005), Economics Bulletin (since 2001) and Economics Research International (since 2010). I was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Economic Association (1999-01) and since 2009 I am one of its Honorary Fellows. From 2006 to 2011 I was an elected member of the Council of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare. Since 2006 I am an Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. I have received the prize "ICREA Acadèmia" (2009-2013) for excellence in research, founded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. Since September 2012, I am the Dean of the School of Economics and Business at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


I work on Mechanism Design, a research area in the intersection of Game Theory and Social Choice Theory, which deals with the study and design of institutions (mechanisms) with the aim of helping societies to take collective decisions. The emphasis is not only on the normative properties of the mechanism (for instance efficiency and equity) but also on the strategic incentives they induce on agents. Recently, I have been applying mechanism design tools to study three different classes of problems: matching, voting, and the allocation of a divisible good.


Departament d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica and CODE

Edifici B. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès
Phone: +34 93 581 23 70
Fax: + 34 93 581 37 67


Last modification: December 6, 2013