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Elisenda Paluzie

Elisenda Paluzie
Paluzie at a strike in 2019
President of the Catalan National Assembly
In office
24 March 2018 – 21 May 2022
Preceded byJordi Sànchez
Succeeded byDolors Feliu [es]
Personal details
Born (1969-10-13) 13 October 1969 (age 54)
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Political partyRepublican Left of Catalonia (2018-2012)
  • Lluís Paluzie i Mir [ca] (father)
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Universitat de Barcelona
Yale University
École des ponts ParisTech
OccupationEconomist, activist and politician
AwardsCatalan Award of Economy

Elisenda Paluzie i Hernández (born 13 October 1969) is a Catalan economist, politician, and professor from Spain. Since 24 March 2018 she is president of the Assemblea Nacional Catalana, a Catalan independence organization.[1] She has served as Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona since 2001, is the director of the Centro de Análisis Económico y de las Políticas Sociales ("Center for Economic Analysis and Social Policy") there, which is integrated into the Research Institute of the Barcelona Economic Analysis Team.

Early years and education

Elisenda Paluzie was born in Barcelona on 13 October 1969. She is the daughter of Lluís Paluzie Mir, who comes from a family of Catalan intellectuals.[2] She received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Barcelona (1992), a master's degree in international economics and economic development from Yale University (1996) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Barcelona (1999). She obtained a pre-doctoral scholarship from La Caixa to train at the London School of Economics (1997-1998) as well as scholarships for postdoctoral stays at the London School of Economics (2000-2001), CERAS, and École des ponts ParisTech (2002-2003).[3][4][5] During her student years, she was the secretary of finance of the National Federation of Students of Catalonia (1989-1994).


A promoter of the Sobirania i Progrés independence platform since 2006, she later joined the Republican Left of Catalonia party (2008-2012), where she promoted the critical current, Independentist Left. On 24 March 2018 she was elected president of the Catalan National Assembly succeeding Jordi Sànchez.[6]


In February 2009, she was elected Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona,[7] a position she held until April 2017.[8]

In October 2014, she published the book, Podemos! Las claves de la viabilidad económica de la Cataluña independiente ("Podemos! The keys to the economic viability of independent Catalonia"), edited by Rosa de los Vientos.[9] The work was awarded the XIV Catalonia Economy Prize, awarded by the Catalan Society of Economy, a subsidiary of the Institute of Catalan Studies, in November 2015.[10]

In March 2022, she was elected Vice-President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization.


  1. ^ "Elisenda Paluzie sustituye a Jordi Sànchez al frente de la ANC". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 24 March 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ Inventari de documentació de la família Paluzíe, archived September 23, 2015 in the Wayback Machine, at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, at
  3. ^ "Elisenda Paluzie". IDEAS/RePEc. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Informe IEB sobre federalismo fiscal '11". Institut d'Economia de Barcelona. Archived March 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Paluzie, Elisenda (2010). ""The Costs and Benefits of Staying Together: The Catalan Case in Spain", in: The Political Economy of Inter-Regional Fiscal Flows". Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Elisenda Paluzie, la més votada en les eleccions al secretariat de l'ANC". CCMA (in Catalan). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Elisenda Paluzie, primera degana de la Facultat d'Economia i Empresa de la UB". CCMA (in Catalan). 18 February 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Universitat de Barcelona - Elisenda Paluzie renova el mandat com a degana d'Economia i Empresa i Josep Batista s'estrena com a degà de Psicologia". (in Catalan). Universitat de Barcelona. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Paluzie: "El repartiment del deute públic és una gran arma per negociar la independència amb l'Estat"". (in Catalan). 21 October 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Universitat de Barcelona - Elisenda Paluzie, premi Catalunya d'Economia". (in Catalan). Universitat de Barcelona. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
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