Angel De la Fuente
Angel De la Fuente
External Partner

De la Fuente works as external collaborator at BBVA Research. He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission and several Spanish administrations. As such, he has written several technical reports on the impact of educational and infrastructure investment, on the evaluation of EU policies and on the regionalization of Spain’s public accounts.

He is currently executive director of FEDEA and senior researcher (on a leave of absence) of the Institute for Economic Análisis of Spain’s Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). He is also member of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and Research Fellow of CESIfo and he has been executive editor of Revista de Economía Aplicada.

Angel de la Fuente has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor de la Fuente’s research has focused on the theoretical and empirical analysis of the determinants of economic growth, with special attention to human capital and infrastructure investment, and on regional economics and public finances. He has written over eighty articles on these topics that have been published in prestigious Spanish and international journals as well as numerous contributions to collective volumes. He is also the coauthor of three books on different aspects of Spanish regional economics and the author of a well known textbook on mathematics for economists. In 2002 he was awarded an accesit to the first Fundación Banco Herrero Prize for young researchers in the social sciences.

Latest publications

Equal educational opportunity and the development of human capital are two of the main keys to economic progress and social welfare — if not the most important. In the face of the digital disruption that is underway, knowledge, skills and competences of the population are also essential.
This working paper reviews the available cross-country data on skill levels and educational quality and analyzes their distribution across OECD countries and their strengths and limitations in comparison to years of schooling.
This Working Paper contains homogenized series of regional governments funding constructed on the basis of homogeneous competences at equal fiscal effort from 2002 to 2019.