Founder and researcher from the Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques (Institute for Governance and Public Policies) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2003 he occupied the Príncep d’Astúries chair at Georgetown University.
Researcher and visiting lecturer at several North and South American and European universities, such as the University of California (Berkeley), New York University, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CIDE and UNAM in Mexico, F. Getulio Vargas in Brazil, Sapienza Università di Roma and Université de Lausanne.
A specialist in governance, public management and in the analysis of public policies and social exclusion, as well as problems related to democratic and technological innovation, civil society and multi-level governance. In these fields he has led multiple research projects alongside European, South American and Spanish teams and has published hundreds of papers and chapters in specialist publications.
He regularly collaborates with El País, El Periódico and other media outlets. He is a member of the editorial board of a diverse range of specialist magazines and has received recognition for completing six six-year research cycles. He has also directed close to 40 doctoral theses.