The Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) is a research institute sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). The research activities focus on international economics and macroeconomics. Given its origin, location and spirit, the CREI seeks to emphasize the European dimensions of those fields of study.
The CREI is close to the Department of Economics at UPF, and is an academic unit of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE). It collaborates with both institutions in research and teaching activities.
CREI is a partner in the Kiel Institute's EES network.