Dr García Montalvo graduated in Economics from the Universitat de València in 1987 with special honors. He received the First National Graduation Prize (1988, Ministry of Education and Science), followed by a PhD in Economics from Harvard University (1993). He is Professor of Applied Economics at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Currently, he is the Vice-rector of the UPF Science Strategy Department. He was awarded with the 2019 Rei Jaume I Prize in Economics. He has published eighteen books and more than 140 articles.
Fields of research: econometrics, economic development, the labor market for youths and the economy of the housing market and banking