He holds a Master in Sociology (M.A. Political Science) from Columbia University New York, a degree in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Barcelona, a degree in Theology and a degree in Economic-Social Sciences from the University of Deusto and is the director of the Studies area of the Migra-Studium Foundation. His publications have dealt with issues related to migration or population, among them: La població de Catalunya. Distribución territorial y evolución demogràfica 1900-1970 (Barcelona, 1976) and “Migration in the World: Links with Human Richness and Material Poverty”, in Population & Poverty Issues at the Dawn of the 21st Century (New Delhi, 2001). He teaches in the annual graduate courses on migration.