Carlos J. Serrano

Carlos J. Serrano is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he teaches business economics and technology strategy. Before coming to Pompeu Fabra, Serrano taught at the University of Toronto (2005-2012), University of Minnesota (2002-2004), and was a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (2002-2005). Serrano received his doctorate degree from University of Minnesota in 2006. Professor Serrano's research has been in the Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, Entrepreneurship, and Finance.

Serrano is an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona GSE and a Research Associate at the Research Institute for International Business (RIIB) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, since 2012. He was appointed Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic of Research (NBER) in 2006. Serrano was a Research Fellow at the Bank of Spain during the academic year 2014-15.

Contact information

Department of Economics and Business Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27; 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: (+34) 93-542-1532;


Research interests: Industrial Organization, Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, and Finance.

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Research Fellow, NBER
  • UPfellow, European Commission and UPF
  • Bank of Spain Research Fellow
  • Hoover Institution Research Grant

CV [pdf]


  • Business Economics (UG)
  • Business Strategy and the Management of Innovation (G)

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