On 2 March 2017, the Rafael de Pino Foundation organised the dialogue "The future of the European Banking Union and the City of London after Brexit" with the participation of Juan Castañeda, Pedro Schwartz, David Marsh and José Manuel González-Páramo, Executive Director of BBVA (moderator).
Juan Castañeda received his PhD in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2003. His doctoral thesis, which focused on the analysis of the ECB's monetary strategy, received the runner-up prize of the IEE's Víctor Mendoza Prize. He has been a lecturer at the UNED and a visiting researcher at the Cass Business School (London) and the Centre of Monetary and Financial Alternatives (Cato Institute). He has carried out research work for the Institute of Fiscal Studies and the Bank of Spain, as well as collaborating as an expert on monetary matters for the European Parliament and the British Parliament. He has been Professor of Economics at the University of Buckingham since 2012 and Director of the Institute of International Monetary Research (Buckingham) since 2016.
Pedro Schwartz holds a PhD in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and obtained his MA and PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics. He has been president of the Mont Pèlerin Society and founder and member of numerous institutions dedicated to the defence of freedom, including the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Liberales Institut and the Cato Institute. He is a full member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences and Rafael del Pino Professor at the Camilo José Cela University.
David Marsh is CEO and co-founder of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum think tank. He is a member of the Board of Henderson Eurotrust, Senior Adviser to the London-based asset management firm SODITIC, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the investment bank London & Oxford Capital Markets. He is also a Visiting Professor at Sheffield University and a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs.
José Manuel González-Páramo holds a degree in economics from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master's degree in economics from Columbia University and a PhD in economics from both universities. He has been a member of the Executive Board and the Council of the European Central Bank. Prior to his time at the ECB, he was a member of the Governing Council and the Executive Board of the Banco de España. He is Professor of Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid and, since 2013, Executive Director and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of BBVA.