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Xavier Freixas, Professor of Financial Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics and Business of the UPF, has been awarded the 2013 IEF Prize to the Financial Excellence Academic Career, award given by the Institute of Financial Studies (IEF).
The jury of the sixth edition of the IEF Awards to the Financial Excellence consists of representatives of recognized associations of Catalonia in the field of Economics, Finance and Trade, and has awarded the prize to Xavier Freixas "for his high international academic recognition and for his contribution to banking supervision and regulation".
Xavier Freixas, an expert in finance and banking supervision and regulation, has been advisor to the World Bank (Washington), to the National Energy Commission (Madrid), to the Inter-American Development Bank (Washington), to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and to the European Central Bank, among others; he has published in prestigious international journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Review of Financial Studies or Journal of Financial Economics. Throughout his career he has won several awards, such as the Barclays Gobal Investors (BGI) Michael Brennan Award, a prize for the best article published in The Review of Financial Studies (2006), the distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya to the promotion of the university research (2002) or the Jacobs Prize for the best research paper (1998).