José Manuel González-Páramo
José Manuel González-Páramo
Executive Board Director of BBVA Group

  • José M. González-Páramo is Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense.
  • In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Economics at UCM and from September 2012 he is a Professor at IESE Business School.
  • From 1985 to 1994 he was an economic adviser to various public and private institutions including the Banco de España (1989-1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank Group.
  • He served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 to 2012. He was a member of the Governing Council of Bank of Spain (1994-2004) and of its Executive Committee (1998-2004).
  • In June 2013 he was appointed Executive Board member of BBVA. Among other responsibilities in the group, he is the Chief Officer, Global Economics & Public Affairs, and the Chairman of its International Advisory Board.
  • Since December 2016, he is the Europe chair of the TransAtlantic Business Council (TABC), the official business advisory group to the European Commission and U.S. administration on international trade, investment, and regulatory issues.
  • Since February 2018 he chairs the Spain-Peru Council Foundation, a non-profit body set up with the aim of fostering relations between the two countries. He is also vice chairman of the Spain - United States of America Council Foundation.
  • A Fulbright scholar, he is a member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences and Full Member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas (Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences).

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.