Albert Carreras (PhD: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1983) is Full Professor in History and Economic Institutions at the Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I have previously been at the Department of Economic History of the Universitat de Barcelona (1981-1988), visiting postdoc at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley (1988-1989), professor at the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute, Florence (1989-1994) and Prince of Asturias professor at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2007-2008). I have served at the Department of Economy and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2011-2016) as Secretary of Economy and Finance and as Secretary General. I was Secretary of the Spanish Economic History Association (1994-1997), President of the European Business History Association (2010-2011) and Chairman of the EUI Research Council (2009-2010).
My main fields of research are economic and business history, XIXth-XXth centuries, with focus on Catalonia, Spain and Italy, Europe and Latin America; economic growth; industry; energy; big firms; transport networks; historical statistics.