Francisco Pérez is Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia, and Research Director of the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie). He has conducted and led numerous studies on economic growth and international integration, competitiveness, regional economics, the economics of education, and public finance.
Author or co-author of 65 books and over 180 book chapters and published papers, his research has been cited more than 4,400 times, +reaching an h-index of 32. He has supervised nine PhD theses and visited numerous research centers in Spain, Europe and the United States. An Eisenhower Fellow USA since 1998, he is also Principal Investigator with a “Prometeo” research excellence group. He is a member of the Spanish Economic Association, the European Association of University Teachers of Banking and Finance, and the European Economic Association. In 2010 he was awarded the Premi Societat Catalana d’Economia, and in 2016 received the “Francesc de Vinatea” High Distinction bestowed by the Valencian Parliament.