Jordi Massó was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1956. He received the undergraduate degree in economics from the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, in 1980 and the Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA, in 1988, under the supervision of Bob Rosenthal. In the academic year 1988-1989, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Al Roth at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1989, he has been teaching and doing research in economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where in 1994 he was promoted to a Full Professor. From 1996 to 2000, he was the Chairman of its Department of Economics, and in the periods 1990–1994 and 2002–2004, he was the coordinator of its doctoral program (IDEA). He is mainly interested in mechanism design, a research area in the intersection of game theory and social choice theory, which deals with the study and design of institutions (mechanisms) with the aim of helping societies to take collective decisions. The emphasis is not only on the normative properties of the mechanism (e.g., efficiency and equity) but also on the strategic incentives they induce on agents. He was a Coeditor of Investigaciones Económicas (1996–1999), and currently, he has been an Associate Editor of Economics Bulletin (since 2001), Social Choice and Welfare (since 2005), and Economics Research International (since 2010). He was an elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Economic Association (1999–2001), and since 2009, he has been one of its Honorary Fellows. Since 2006, he has been an elected Member of the Council of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare and an Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Recently, he has received the prize ICREA Acadèmia (2009–2013) for excellence in research, founded by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Biography Updated on 29 March 2010