Joan Monras joined UPF in September 2018. Before moving to UPF, he was an assistant professor of economics at CEMFI and at Sciences Po. He did his PhD in Economics at Columbia University, where he graduated in 2014. He is currently a research affiliate at CEPR, IZA, and CReAM, and an associate researcher at CREI.
His research interests include labor economics, urban economics, and international trade. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Barcelona, a MSc in History and Theory of International Relations from the London School of Economics and a MA in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.