The Rafael del Pino Foundation Fellows Association and the London Business School Spain Alumni Club organised a conference on 26 February 2009 at the Rafael del Pino Foundation headquarters, which was given by Professor José Manuel González-Páramo, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. The conference was entitled "The financial crisis: the role of the ECB and the new regulatory environment".
José Manuel González-Páramo holds a PhD in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (1985) and Columbia University (1986). In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Public Finance at the Complutense University, where he has taught courses on Public Finance, European Economics and Public Management.
His publications and research have focused mainly on budgetary policy, the economic effects of public spending and taxation, and the costs and benefits of disinflation.
From 1985 to 1994 he served as economic advisor and consultant to various public and private institutions, including the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Fund for Economic and Social Research Foundation, the Bank of Spain, the European Commission and the World Bank. He has participated in various economic and financial working groups of the Bank for International Settlements and the OECD.
In 1994 he was appointed to the Governing Council of the Banco de España and, in 1998, to its Executive Board. As a member of these governing bodies, he has been responsible for setting guidelines related to monetary policy, economic analysis, preparations for Economic and Monetary Union and financial supervision.
In 2004 he joined the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.