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Lluis Torrens Mèlich

Generalitat de Catalunya

Lluis Torrens Mèlich

Lluís Torrens i Mèlich (Barcelona, 1966). Economist  (UAB) and Master in Economic Analysis  (UAB-IAE-CSIC).

Secretary of Social Affairs and Families of Social Rights Department of Generalitat de Catalunya. He is an associate lecturer at several universities. He is specialist in applied economics, and has published several studies on the Spanish and Catalan economy. In 2005 he was awarded the X Catalunya prize by the Catalan Society of Economics.

Previously he has been Director of Social Innovation and Planning and Innovation  of the Area of Social Rights; Global Justice, Feminisms and LGTBI of the Barcelona City Council 2015-2022. Director of Services of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2005-2006; Director of Services of the Department of Homeland, Institutional Relations and Participation of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2006-2011 and Manager of the Public-Private Sector Research Center of IESE 2011-2015.  He is member of Red Renta Bàsica (Spanish chapter of Basic Income Earth Network).


Countries Catalonia (Spain); Spain;
Topics Ageing in place; Care innovations; Governance and LTC systems organisation;
Methods Analysis of administrative data;
Role Policy;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Community-based approaches to dementia care; Data Science; Economics of Long-Term Care; Employment Education and Family carers; Long-Term Care in Spain; Long-Term Care Policy; Migration Mobility and Care Workers;
Research interests

Basic Income

Urban and Regional Economy

Public sector economy

Social innovation