Xavi Ramos is professor of economics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He earned his BA from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1992, his MSc from the University of York in 1994, and his PhD in Economics from the Univeristy of Essex in 1998. Economic inequity is one of his main concerns and takes much of his research time and effort. He is currently working on equality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility. His research has been published in monographs, book chapters, and in a variety of journals including European Economic Review, Economica, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Surveys and International Tax and Public Finance.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005 and spent his sabbatical there from July 2005 until January 2006.