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Joaquim Silvestre


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 1973
  • Llicenciatura, Economics, Universitat de Barcelona, 1968


Joaquim Silvestre has expertise in microeconomic theory.

Research Focus

Professor Silvestre conducts research in microeconomic theory; microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics; public economics; environmental economics; and experimental economics. His current research covers intergenerational equity and cooperation in the lab.

Selected Publications

  • Silvestre, J., H. Llavador, and J. E. Roemer. Sustainability for a Warming Planet. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015.
  • Silvestre, J. "Utilitarianism and Equality for Quasilinear or Gorman-form Preferences,” Social Choice and Welfare 42.2 (2014): 781–791.
  • Silvestre, J., and A. Bosch-Domènech. "Measuring Risk Aversion with Lists: A New Bias." Theory and Decision 75 (2013): 465–496.
  • Silvestre, J.  Public Microeconomics: Efficiency and Equity in Public Policy, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012.


Joaquim Silvestre teaches courses in microeconomics and public economics.


  • VIII Ferran Armengol i Tubau Prize, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, 2006
  • Medalla Narcís Monturiol al mèrit científic i tecnològic, Generalitat de Catalunya (Narcís Monturiol Medal for Scientific and Technological Merit, Catalan government), 2009
  • Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1991