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Antonio Villar

Catedrático de Universidad

Ph.D University of Oxford


BIO: Antonio Villar is Professor of Economics at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, where he arrived in 2005 from the University of Alicante. He is also Senior Research at the Ivie (Valencian Institute for Economic Research).

He got a Ph.D. at the University of Oxford in 1990, after a B.A. in Economics (University of Valencia, 1978) and previous Doctorate (University of Alicante, 1983).
He has been Visiting Professor at the universities of Stanford, Oxford, York, Florence, Cardiff, at the European University Institute (Florence), the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, and held a Thomas Alexander Fellowship at the OECD in Paris.
In 2010 he got the Andalusian Prize for distinguished research in Social Sciences and Humanities.
His research activity concentrates on Microeconomic Theory. In particular: Welfare economics and social choice (including aspects of efficiency with externalities, public goods and non-convexities, distributive problems, inequality and welfare measurement, multidimensional indicators and Human Development) and General equilibrium (with special interest on the effects of increasing returns to scale in market economies). His latest research deals with the welfare analysis of some economic aspects that involve both private and public decisions, such as health, education, income distribution, and the labour market. A common theme of some of those topics is the design of multidimensional indicators and evaluation formulae capable of dealing with quantitative and qualitative data.
He is the author of nineteen books and about one hundred research papers.
Besides teaching and research he has been involved for many years in university and research management.

Docencia / Teaching

Decisiones Colectivas (4º Grado de Análisis Económico)