BIO: Antonio Villar is Professor of Economics at the Pablo de Olavide University, 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 Stanford University, the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), the Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Senior Associate at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and Visiting Researcher at the University of York, among others.
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 and income distribution. A common theme of some of those topics is the design of multidimensional indicators and evaluation formulas capable of dealing with qualitative data.
Is the author of fourteen books and around seventy research papers.
Besides teaching and research he has been involved for many years in university and research management.