I joined the Spanish Corp of State Economists in 2008 and worked for a three-year period as an economic analyst in the Directorate General for Macroeconomic Analysis and International Economics at the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Most of my work back then was related to econometric/DSGE modeling and impact estimation of fiscal and structural policies.
In 2011 I started a secondment at the European Commission as a National Expert within the Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs, carrying out responsibilities related to the implementation of the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure. Notably monitoring and analysing real estate markets and private sector balance sheets.
After my stay in Brussels, I joined the newly created Spanish Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF). First as Head of Unit in charge of Public Debt Sustainability Analysis, I am now Head of the Economic Analysis Division. Together with colleagues from the Division, we are in charge of macroeconomic projections and public debt sustainability analysis.
I hold a PhD degree in economics from Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and previously I got a Master Degree in Economic Analysis from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Extremadura. I have also worked as a lecturer teaching courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various institutions, including the University of Extremadura, the Center for Economic and Business Studies (CECO), the London School of Economics and the George Washington University, among others.
On the personal side, I greatly enjoy all kinds of sport-related activities. Lately I am getting more and more into the triathlon world, after overcoming my complete lack of swimming skills. Running, cycling and swimming have become part of my weekly routines, with a clear target in mind: finishing an ironman race (sooner than later...Update: I did it!).