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Vicenç Navarro is currently a professor of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). He is also a professor of Public Policy at The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, U.S.) where he has been teaching for 40 years. He directs the Master’s Program in Public and Social Policy at the Pompeu Fabra University, sponsored jointly by the Pompeu Fabra University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of the Observatorio Social de España.

He had to leave Spain for political reasons in the 1960s. He has lived and worked in Sweden (Upsala), Great Britain (London School of Economics, Oxford and Edinburgh) and in U.S. (The Johns Hopkins University) where he has been Professor of Public Policy. When he returned to Spain, he was proposed to be an Extraordinary Professor of Applied Economics by the Complutense University of Madrid, and he integrated into the Catalan academic life as a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona. He later became a professor of Political Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University where he continues to direct and teach in the Master’s Program in Public and Social Policy. He has assessed the United Nations, the World Health Organization and many other governments including: the government of Unidad Popular in Chile, the Cuban government (working on the country’s health reform), the Swedish social-democratic government, the Spanish socialist government, the Catalan governments “tripartitos” and “d’entesa”, and the federal government of the United States, as a member of the working group on health reform in the White House directed by Hillary Clinton.

Vicenç Navarro’s area of investigation are: Political Economy, The Welfare State and Policy Studies. He has published 24 books which have been translated into several languages) the most recent being El Subdesarrollo Social de España: Causas y Consecuencias (The Social Underdevelopment of Spain: Causes and Consequences). Anagrama; Hay alternativas. Propuestas para crear empleo y Bienestar Social en España (There Are Alternatives: Proposals to create employment and social wellbeing in Spain). Ed. Seguitur. (With Juan Torres and Alberto Garzón), Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities. Baywood, and Ataque a la democracia y al bienestar. Crítica al pensamiento económico dominante (Attack on democracy and wellbeing. A critique of the dominant economic thought). Anagrama, 2015. In 2002. He  received the prize of essay of the Publishing Anagrama by his book Bienestar insuficiente, democracia incompleta. De lo que no se habla en nuestro país (Insufficient wellbeing, incomplete democracy. On that which is not talked about in our country). According to the Agency of International Scientific Information of the University of Pennsylvania (Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies), professor Navarro is one of the most quoted Spanish scientists in the international scientific literature in social sciences (which includes political sciences, economy, sociology, and others). In 2014 Professor Navarro was awarded the Stebbins Medal, given by the Johns Hopkins University to the best professor of their Public Policy Program.

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