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Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona &
Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Edifici B, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona). Spain.
Tfn. 93 581 22 44 / Fax. 93 581 22 92
E-mail: joan.trullen@uab.es

Joan Trullén Thomas (Barcelona 1955). PhD in Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Tenure Professor in the Department of Applied Economics, UAB since 1990. Director of the Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies (IERMB) from april 2009. He had been Director of the Department of Applied Economics, UAB, Director of the Graduate Program in Regional and Urban Studies and Director of the PhD Program. Specialized in the fields of economics of the territory and economic policy. Particularly, the theory of Industrial Districts and subjects related to the Economics of Barcelona, its Metropolitan Region and Catalonia. Director of the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP) in Barcelona between November 1998 and March 2004. Commissioned for the City Hall of Barcelona for the economic and territorial evaluation and diagnosis of the project "Barcelona as a Knowledge City" since October 1998. Associate editor of Journal of Economics of Catalonia (Revista Econòmica de Catalunya) between 1985 and 2004. He has as actively engaged in a rather large number of funded research projects (CICYT; CIRIT; Ministry of Economics and Treasury; Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade; Barcelona Municipality; Barcelona Provincial Council, ESPON).

Since 2004 until 2008: Secretary General of Industry of the Spanish Government; President of the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI); President of the Spanish Metrology Centre. Chairman of the Naval Construction Area Authority; Vice President of the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Banning; Member of the Board in Sociedad Española de Participaciones Industriales (Spanish Society for Industrial Stakes) (SEPI);  Member of the Executive Committee and Assembly in the Barcelona Free Trade Zone Consortium.

Fields of research: Knowledge-based city; Industrial districts; Dessign of urban economic policy

Recent publications:

  • Trullén J., Galletto V., Boix R. y Marull J. (2010): “La Catalunya futura: bases econòmico-territorials del nou model de desenvolupament. Ampliant l’escala cap a la mega-regió Barcelona-Lyon”, Revista Econòmica de Catalunya, nº 62.



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Department of Applied Economics - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Edifici B -  08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona (Spain)
Tel. 0034 93 581 22 44 / 0034 93 581 15 28    Fax. 0034 93 581 22 92