Lluís Torrens

Economist, Director of Social Innovation, Barcelona City Council

Lluís Torrens is the current director of social innovation in the area of Social Rights, Global Justice, Feminism and LGTBI of the Barcelona City Council and was coordinator of B-Mincome UIA project. He is also associate professor of economics in several universities. Specialist in Applied Economics, has published several studies on the Spanish and Catalan economy. He has conducted several studies on the attraction of foreign direct investment in Barcelona and Catalonia, and the competitiveness of European metropolitan regions. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal of Industrial Economy of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

He was Director of Services of the General Secretariat of the Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia 2005-6 and Services Director of the General Department of the Interior, Institutional Relations and Participation of the Generalitat of Catalonia from 2006 to 2011. From 2011 to 2015 has been the manager of the Public-Private Sector Research Center at IESE Business School (IESE-PPSRC) whre created the PPP for Cities research center with UNECE.