EEA EX COMM statement on Past President, Andreu Mas-Colell

The Executive Committee of the European Economic Association expresses its solidarity with its former President, Professor Andreu Mas-Colell, and its hopes for a positive resolution of the matter for all concerned individuals. 

Professor Mas-Colell is one of the most influential scholars in the economics profession, with a distinguished research career in both Europe and the United States; a beloved teacher and mentor for many young economists all around the world, famous for his generosity and capacity for empathy; a pivotal player in shaping the growth of academic research in Europe in his role as Secretary General of the European Research Council; a remarkable institution-builder, including his role as founding member of Pompeu Fabra University and the Barcelona GSE; and one of the best citizens in the academic profession.  In all those endeavours, Professor Mas-Colell has demonstrated an unwavering spirit of service and has conducted himself with the highest level of integrity.