José Carlos Díez Gangas

Economist and best-selling author. Professor at the University of Alcalá (Madrid)

In 1959 there was a 60-point difference between Spain’s per capita income and that of Germany, as is the case with Bulgaria now. Since then, we have lost our fear of globalization, restructured our production system and overcome critical moments equal to or worse than the current one.

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José Carlos Díez is one of the most influential economists at this time. For 9 years he was Chief Economist at Intermoney, the leading public debt securities broker in Spain. According to a recent ESADE (business school) study, during his time there, Intermoney topped the accuracy ranking in the Funcas panel’s forecasts from 2005. He also makes forecasts as an advisor on the ECB’s panel of experts on the European economy and the Funcas panel on the Spanish economy.

“In 1959 there was a 60-point difference between Spain’s per capita income and that of Germany, as is the case with Bulgaria now. Since then, we have lost our fear of globalization, restructured our production system and overcome critical moments equal to or worse than the current one.”

He combines his professional life with an academic life, as a professor at the University of Alcalá (Madrid), where he teaches Global Economic Prospects, as well as working with the IE Business School. In addition, he is the author of the bestseller Hay vida después de la crisis (There is Life After the Crisis) and he takes part in Onda Cero’s radio program la Brújula de la Economía. He regularly contributes to national and international media such as The Economist, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and CNB.

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