|Minister of Economy and Finance of the Generalitat de Catalunya|
December 17, 2003 – December 29, 2010
|President||Pasqual Maragall |
|Preceded by||Francesc Homs i Ferret|
|Succeeded by||Andreu Mas-Colell (as Minister of Economy and Knowledge)|
|Born||September 24, 1950|
Barcelona, Barcelonès, Spain
Antoni Castells i Oliveres (Catalan: [kəsˈteʎs]; born September 24, 1950) is a Spanish politician. He is considered as one of the most prominent members of the Catalanist wing of the Socialists' Party of Catalonia.
He is a lecturer in Public Revenue at the UB. He has been a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore (1993) and director of The Institute of Economy of Barcelona until, November 2003.
He has been working in the Study Service for the Banca Catalana (until 1983), and member of Audit Office of Catalonia (1984–1989), member of the Catalan part of the Mixed Committee of State-Generalitat Assessment (1989–1996), member of the Catalan Parliament (1992–1994) and Spanish member of the European Court of Auditors (1994–2000).
Currently Secretary of the Economy of the PSC Executive Committee.
- "Castells admite contactos con "un montón de gente" con el objetivo de "reconstruir" el PSC". Lavanguardia.es. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- "La marcha de Castells debilita al sector más catalanista del PSC de cara a las elecciones". elConfidencial.com. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- "Antoni Castells i Oliveres". eib.org. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
- "Antoni Castells. The Government Team. Generalitat of Catalonia". gencat.cat. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
Francesc Homs Ferret
| Minister of Economy and Finance
2003 – 2010
Andreu Mas-Colell (as Minister of Economy and Knowledge)