Macroeconomics Expert and Economy Professor at IESE.
Javier Díaz-Giménez has dedicated most of his professional life to doing research, teaching, and advising in macroeconomics. His recent research explores the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal policy and pension system reforms. He has published the results of his research in some of the leading professional journals such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics, and he has coauthored two articles with Edward C. Prescott, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2004, unfortunately with another coauthor.
He is also the author of two macroeconomics textbooks “Macroeconomics: First Concepts” and “Macroeconomics for Nearly Everyone”. Prof. Dıaz Gimenez has consulted for the Economic Bureau of the President of Spain, very briefly; and for the Spanish Ministry of Industry. He has also served in the strategic committee of Consulnor and in the board of Martinsa-Fadesa. Currently he is a member of the editorial board of El Economista, he is a regular commentator at the Cadena Cope, one of Spain’s nationwide radio networks, and he makes occasional appearances in other national and international media, including the BBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, and the Financial Times.
European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014). Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs (2004-2010).
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