Jorge Garcés Ferrer is a Full Professor at Universitat de València, Príncipe de Asturias Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC, Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitat Jaume I de Castelló and He is the Director of the Research Institute on Social Welfare Policy (POLIBIENESTAR) at Universitat de València, lecturer at Innsbruck University inAustria and at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He has been a visiting researcher at Washington, Oxford and Cambridge universities.
As a researcher, he is developing his research in Polibinestar, which is a research and advising centre on public policy working from an interdisciplinary approach. His works have focused on comparative European social policy, especially on ageing and social innovation and on the efficiency in long-term care policies in Europe.
He has been the senior researcher or a member in research teams in near 100 projects and research public contracts at regional, national and international level. He has participated in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs at the Spanish Parliament as an expert and also in different committees at the European Commission. Currently, he collaborates with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.
He is the author and co-author of 25 books in Spanish, Valencian, German and English. He has taken part in 200 national and international conferences related to the design, managing and assessment of public policy, particularly of social policy.
His works have been published by publishing houses of international reputation such as Nova Publishers, Routledge, McGraw-Hill and Peter Lang. He was appointed Doctor Honoris Causa by Universidad de San Pedro in the Republic of Peru in 2010 and Doctor Honoris Causa by Universidad Autónoma de Encarnación (Paraguay) in 2013. He was appointed honorary citizen in his native town, Puçol (Valencia). He has been nominated for the Rey Jaime I Prizes, awarded by the Valencian government, in 2010, 2011 and 2012.