Pau Balart received his PhD in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Business Economics at Universitat de les Illes Balears. Previously he did a postdoc in the Economics department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His main fields of research are Applied Micoreconomic Theory and Education Economics. His works have been published in international academic journals as well as in book chapters. He has presented his research in several national and international conferences. In 2011 he received the Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize award for the best article by a young economist awarded by the Association of Southern European Economic Theorists.