José Manuel González-Páramo
José Manuel González-Páramo
Advisor to the Chairman

José M. González-Páramo holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University, New York, and a Ph.D. from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1988 he joined the Complutense University of Madrid as a professor of Economics. In 2012 he joined the IESE Business School as a professor. Between 1985 and 1994 he was an economic advisor to various public and private institutions, including the Bank of Spain (1989–1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank. He was a member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) between 2004 and 2012, and of the Bank of Spain from 1998 to 2004. In June 2013, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of BBVA, the Bank's Head of Global Economics & Public Affairs, and Chair of its International Advisory Board. He remains in said positions as of March 2020. In 2013 he was appointed Chairman of European DataWarehouse GmbH. He sits on the boards of Bruegel, AmCham Spain, the Euroamerica Foundation, Cercle d'Economía and the Scope Foundation, among other organizations. He has also been a full academic member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas (Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) since 2015.

Latest publications

Continuous innovation and the gradual decline of the use of cash are giving way to a new digital monetary system. Central banks must define the new role they will play coming out of this transformation.
En esta presentación se abordan tres puntos importantes: las palancas de cambio del negocio bancario, la transformación digital del sector financiero y los bancos del futuro y sus posibles escenarios.
We analyse fiscal policy in the Eurozone during the last crisis in order to obtain the main lessons for the current debate on how to strength the European Monetary Union. We show that the interaction between uncertainties on national policies of countries with macroeconomic imbalances and an incomplete monetary union.