On 20 January 2014, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised Luis Garicano's Keynote Lecture "Spain's dilemma" on the occasion of the presentation of his book of the same title.
Luis Garicano is Professor of Economics and Strategy in the Departments of Business Administration and Economics at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he has spent most of his teaching and research career. His main areas of research are productivity growth, new technologies and work organisation. He has been a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London Business School, among other academic institutions, and in 2007 he received the Banco Herrero Foundation Award for the best Spanish researcher under the age of 40 in the fields of economic, business and social knowledge. Luis Garicano is a member of the Advisory Board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation.
Professor Garicano was founder of the economic blog "Nada es gratis" and co-author of the book of the same name. In "El dilema de España" he proposes "a short-term vision of what Spain needs to do to get out of the crisis": investment in human capital; in-depth reform of the state and the justice system; and mandatory compliance with the rules. With this, the author believes that Spain will be able to emerge from the "morass" in which it finds itself.