E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Joan Esteban

Research Professor at Instituto de Análisis Económico

PhD, University of Oxford and Autònoma de Barcelona. Research Professor, Instituto de Análisis Económico (IAE) (High Council for Scientific Research, Bellaterra-Barcelona) and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Former: Director, IAE; Regional delegate (Catalonia) for scientific research, Spanish Central Government; Representative of the Spanish Government, High Council of the European University Institute; President, Asociación Española de Economía; Member of the Executive Council and Secretary General, International Economic Association; President, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ); Rey Jaime I laureate in Economics; Principal researcher, European Commission funded project “Polarization and Conflict.” Researches economic theory, social polarization and conflict. Has been published in a number of academic journals.