Jaume Ventura is a senior researcher at CREI and a professor of economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1995. Prior to joining CREI and UPF, he was a tenured associate professor at MIT. He has also taught at the University of Chicago and INSEAD. Ventura has worked full-time for the World Bank, and acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank. His research specializes in macroeconomics and international economics.