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

This report analyzes the evolution of regional income and expenditure, the budget balance of the sector and its debt stock from 2003 to the present, with attention to per capita expenditure at constant prices. The accounts for recent years are also analysed, highlighting the effect of some non-standard factors.
This paper describes the construction of the sectoral module of the RegData FEDEA-BBVA database. The RegData regional series of employment, employed and salaried persons, GVA, average salaries and salaried wages are broken down into six large sectors, and services are tentatively broken down into three others
This paper analyzes the contribution of demography, employment and productivity to income disparities per capita between the Spanish regions and their evolution over the past six decades