Antoni Castells

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Antoni Castells
Minister of Economy and Finance of the Generalitat de Catalunya
In office
December 17, 2003 – December 29, 2010
PresidentPasqual Maragall
José Montilla
Preceded byFrancesc Homs i Ferret
Succeeded byAndreu Mas-Colell (as Minister of Economy and Knowledge)
Personal details
Born (1950-09-24) September 24, 1950 (age 68)
Barcelona, Barcelonès, Spain
Nationality Spain
Political partyPSC

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.[1][2]

Castells is married and has two children. He lives in Barcelona. He received an Economy degree and a PhD at the University of Barcelona.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

He has written many books about the topics which he is specialized: fiscal federalism, autonomous and local revenue, regional economy and the economy of the welfare state.[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

Currently Secretary of the Economy of the PSC Executive Committee.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Castells admite contactos con "un montón de gente" con el objetivo de "reconstruir" el PSC". Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  2. ^ "La marcha de Castells debilita al sector más catalanista del PSC de cara a las elecciones". Retrieved 2011-01-13.


Political offices
Preceded by
Francesc Homs Ferret
Minister of Economy and Finance
2003 – 2010
Succeeded by
Andreu Mas-Colell (as Minister of Economy and Knowledge)