Javier Ferri
Javier Ferri
External Partner

Professor at the University of Valencia. MSc in Economics from University College London and Doctor in Economics from the University of Valencia. He was a visiting researcher at the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow. He collaborates as researcher with the Spanish Ministries of Economy and Finance, FundaciĆ³n Rafael del Pino and BBVA Research. He is one of the authors of the REMS (Rational Expectations Model for the Spanish economy) model, an economic policy simulation model for the Spanish economy, the results of which he has presented to the European Commission, the OECD and the European Central Bank.

His current research interest focuses on macroeconomic modelling to study topics related to fiscal policy, the labor market and the financial sector. His research papers have been published in national and international journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economica and SERIEs. He is co-author of the book The Spanish Economy: A General Equilibrium Perspective.

Latest publications

This Working Paper proposes a dynamic equilibrium model to study the transition to a decarbonized economy, the interaction between technology and fiscal policy, and its macroeconomic and well-being effects.
In 1Q23, Spain recovered the GDP level of 4Q19, just before the COVID-19 crisis. The reasons for taking longer to do so than most European Union (EU27) countries are several, but an important one in terms of its implications is the slow recovery in investment.
This Observatory evaluates the factors explaining the behavior of the Spanish economy during 2022, and estimates the structural shocks behind the growth of GDP per working-age person (WAP), the GDP deflator and real wages.