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PERSONAL DATA

  • Born in San Sebastian (Spain), 18 th. March, 1946.
  • Nationality: Spanish.
  • Fluent in Spanish, English and French.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Degrees in Law (1968) and Economics (1969), Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Complutense University of Madrid (1977).
  • Professor, Applied Economics (1980 - Present).

POSITIONS HELD

  • Lawyer (1971-1973).
  • Economist, Iberplan (Consulting firm) (1973-1978).
  • Teaching Assistant, Associate Professor (1971-1980), Universities of Madrid (Complutense) and Oviedo.
  • Professor, Applied Economics Universities of Santiago de Compostela (1980 - 1982) Oviedo (1980 – 1982; 1988 - 1990)
  • Temporary officer and consultant to international organizations: UNIDO, WHO, PAHO, World Bank, European Union.
  • Consultant, various firms.

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • General Director for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, Ministry of Health and Consumers Affairs, Spain (Dec. 1982-April 1988).
  • Vice-Chancellor for economic affairs, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander and Madrid (1989-1990).
  • Vice-Chancellor for postgraduate studies, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (1995- 1999).
  • Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2004 - 2005 )
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (2004-2005)
  • President, Spanish Food Safety Agency (2005 - 2008).

PRESENT POSITION AT UNIVERSITY CARLOS III DE MADRID

  • Professor, Applied Economics, (1990 - Present).
  • Director, Seminar of Social Studies on Health and Medicines and Chair UC3M-Fundación Abbott “Economics of Pharmaceuticals”.
  • Co-director, Executive Course on Health Care Organizations Management
  • Co-director, Master in Health Evaluation and Market Access (Pharmaco-Economics).

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

  • Economics of Health, Economics of Medicines, Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • International Journal of Health Services (Baltimore)
  • Revista Española de Salud Pública (Madrid)
  • Gaceta Sanitaria (Madrid)
  • Temas de Derecho Industrial y de la Competencia (Buenos Aires)
  • Información Comercial Española (Madrid)
  • Eurohealth (London)
  • Gestión Clínica y Sanitaria (Valencia)
  • Pharmacoeoconomics, Research Articles in Spanish (Madrid)
  • Journal of Public Health Policy (South Burlington, Vt. EE.UU).

SCIENTIFIC INTITUTIONS

  • Member, World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policies and Management.
  • Member of the board, Asociación Española de Economía de la Salud (1989- 1993).
  • Chairman, XXXIII Congress of the Spanish Health Economics Association, Santander June, 2013.

AWARDS

  • National Prize, Bacalaureat
  • Prize PhD, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Prize professional development, Fundación Bamberg (2007)
  • Prize Red Nacional de Fármaco-vigilancia (2009)
  • Grand Cross, Civil Order of the Health Services