On Thursday 5 November, at 19:00, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised a dialogue entitled "Recovering the future: twelve proposals to improve the Spanish economy", with the participation of journalist and presenter Antonio García Ferreras and economists Luis Garicano and Antonio Roldán Monés, on the occasion of the publication of their latest book of the same title.
Luis Garicano (Valladolid, 1967) 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 research interests 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 40 in the fields of economic, business and social knowledge. He was the founder of the economic blog Nada es gratis, and co-author of the book of the same name.
Antonio García Ferreras (León, 1966) is a journalist, presenter, university lecturer and manager in the audiovisual sector. In 2006, with the launch of the television channel La Sexta, he was offered the position of director of the channel, which he has held since 11 April 2006 until the present day. After the merger of Antena 3 and La Sexta in October 2012, he joined the board of the Atresmedia Group. In January 2011 he began directing and presenting the political debate programme "Al rojo vivo". Since January 2012, he has also presented, on the same channel, the current affairs programme La Sexta Columna.
Antonio Roldán Monés is an economist with an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex (UK) and an MPA in Economic Policy from Columbia University (NY). He recently interrupted his PhD in political economy at LSE to work as Europe Analyst at Eurasia Group, the American political risk consultancy. Previously he worked at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DGECFIN) and the European Parliament and as a researcher for INET's Council for the Eurozone crisis. He writes for El Huffington Post and El País. He received a scholarship from the Fundación Caja Madrid for his studies in the United States.