Jesús Fernández-Villaverde is Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the Department of Economics, Visiting Professor at Harvard University and the University of Oxford, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, New York and Philadelphia and the Banco de España, Advisor to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University's Regulation and Rule of Law Initiative and a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

In the past he has taught at, among other institutions, Princeton University, Yale University, Duke University, New York University and the University of Melbourne and has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Atlanta, the Becker-Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, INET at the University of Cambridge and National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a degree in Law and Economics from ICADE.

Featured programmes and seminars

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    Introduction to the essential elements shaping competition policy and discussion of the principles and instruments of competition policy.

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