Nezih Guner is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and BSE Research Professor. He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), and a member of the Europen Economic Association Women in Economics (WinE) committee. Between 2013 and 2016, Prof. Guner served as the BSE Deputy Director for Research, and between 2012 and 2016, he was the Director of the BSE Master Program in Economics of Public Policy. He was the President of the Spanish Economic Association in 2018, a member of the European Economic Association Council Member between 2016 and 2020, and a member of the European Economic Association Executive Council Member between 2017 and 2019. Prof. Guner was a co-editor of Economic Inquiry (2009‐2012), the editor of the Spanish Economic Association (2015-2017), and a managing editor of the Economic Journal (2017-2021).
Prof. Guner’s research interests are macroeconomics, labor economics, and public economics. He has focused on changing household and family structures in industrialized countries and the consequences of these changes on public policy. Besides his work on family economics, he has examined how the misallocation of resources across firms affects the size distribution of firms and aggregate productivity. He has also been working on the interaction between labor market frictions and firm dynamics and how this interaction affects the outcomes of globalization.