I am currently an intm. professor of economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and I work as an expert in several projects with European and international institutions worldwide. Here's a summary of what I do.


Current courses - Academic years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

Courses previously taught - 2010/2011 - 2018/2019

  • Mathematics I (Autonomous University of Barcelona) - Undergraduate

  • Business Economics (La Salle - Ramon Llull University) - Master

  • Business Economics (Central Catalonia University) - Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Economics (Autonomous University of Barcelona) - Undergradute


Publications 2019-2020

  • Esparza Masana, R. (2020). Analysis of European interregional cooperation under Interreg programme. The case of Spain. Investigaciones Regionales – Journal of Regional Research, 47(2): 5-28

  • Esparza Masana, R. and Márquez Cebrián, D. (2020). Implicacions dels coneixements de matemàtiques en els estudiants de nou accés a graus universitaris d’economia i empresa. Revista d’Innovació Docent Universitària, 12: 95-117

  • Esparza Masana, R. and Fernández Sirera, T. (2019). Monitoring S3: Key dimensions and implications. Evaluation and Program Planning, 77

Presenter at conferences/workshops 2019-2020

  • Monitoring as a shared learning process; Smart specialisation: Monitoring and evaluation; European Commission; Brussels (BE), January 2019

  • Políticas regionales de innovación y desarrollo (in Spanish). Seminars of the Municipality of Berazategui (Argentina), August 2019

Competitive grants 2019-2020

  • EULA-GTEC Technology and Innovation Management Master; European Commission – Erasmus+ programme (2017-2020)

  • CONSENS Project – Internationalisation in Postgraduate Education; European Commission – Erasmus+ programme (2018-2021)

  • InnoHEIs - Improving Research and Innovation Infrastructure Performance in Regional Development: from Fragmented to Integrated and Sustainable Cooperation; Interreg Europe (2019-2023)

Non-competitive grants and contracts 2019-2020 (as PI, researcher or consultant)

  • iBuy project - Fostering the role of public authorities as demanders of innovation through public procurement (on behalf of Lithuanian Innovation Centre)

  • QUALIFY project - Quality standards and authenticity to foster competitiveness of agrifood SMEs (on behalf of Government of Catalonia)

  • Smart specialisation in Rwanda: opportunities for sustainable development (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

  • Analysis of the 2014-2020 smart specialisation implementation in Catalonia and Galicia (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)


Previous years - Full list


Dep. Economia i Història Econòmica

Edifici B, Campus UAB

08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, ES


Tel: +34 93 581 1699


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