Xavier Freixas (PhD Toulouse, 1978) is Chairman of the Department of Economics and Business and Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain) after becoming full professor at the Université de Toulouse. He is also affiliated professor at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics as well as Research Fellow at CEPR. He has previously been president of the European Finance Association, Deutsche Bank Professor of European Financial Integration at Oxford University, Houblon Norman Senior Fellow of the Bank of England and chairman of the Risk Based Regulation program of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
He has been a consultant for the European Investment Bank, the New York Fed, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank and the European Investment Bank. He is Associate Editor of Journal of Financial Intermediation and of Journal of Financial Services Research.
He is well known for his MIT press book, jointly with Jean-Charles Rochet, Microeconomics of Banking. His articles cover the area of banking and regulation, and have been published in top international journals. He has been a consultant for the European Investment Bank, the New York Fed, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the IMF, the Interamerican Development Bank, MEFF and the European Investment Bank.