The World in 2021
Economic Overview Series
We have the opportunity to welcome Tom Standage, editor of the renowned Economist's annual publication, The World in 2021, which addresses economic, political, geostrategic and technological trends worldwide.
Tom Standage, Deputy Editor, The Economist, and Editor, "The World in" and "The World if"
Prof. Juan José Toribio, Economía, IESE
We are pleased to make this session open to the entire Alumni community, their guests, and friends of IESE.
Tom StandageTom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist and editor of its future-gazing annuals, The World in and The World if. He joined The Economist as science correspondent in 1998 and was subsequently appointed technology editor, business editor and digital editor. He is the author of seven history books, including "Writing on the Wall" (2013), "The Victorian Internet" (1998) and the New York Times bestsellers "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" (2005) and "An Edible History of Humanity" (2009). His latest book, "A Brief History of Motion", will be published in 2021. Tom studied engineering and computer science at Oxford University and has written for other publications including the New York Times, the Guardian and Wired, taking a particular interest in technology's social and historical impact.
- Prof. Toribio received a B.Sc. in economics from the Universitat de Barcelona. He also received an ITP from the Harvard Business School, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Professor Toribio has led a long, successful career in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia.
In the public sector, professor Toribio started his career as economist for the Banco de España (Spanish Central Bank). Following this, he became a senior official, first in the Spanish Government as the general manager of financial policy in the Spanish Ministry of Finance and, later on, as executive director of the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington.
In the private sector, Prof. Toribio has served as chairman for several financial and investment companies such as Caixabank Monaco and Inverban, S.V.B., as well as on a number of boards of companies such as La Caixa, Nestlé, Abertis Telecom, Invercaixa (now La Caixa Corporate Finance) or Xfera (now Yoigo). Prior to that, Prof. Toribio held the position of research director at several banks including Banco Urquijo and Banco Hispano Americano.
He has also served on a number of institutions and non-profit boards, including as chairman of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (Instituto Español de Analistas Financieros), chairman of AIAF (Spanish Fixed Income Market), vice chairman of MEFF (Spanish Derivatives Market), chairman of CODESPA, and board member of the European Federation of Financial Analysts, the Barcelona Stock Exchange and the Círculo de Economía in Barcelona.
Currently, Prof. Toribio serves on a number of boards such as Amper, the ITM Club, the Abertis Advisory Board and is invited, on a weekly basis, to participate in the CNN+ program "Economía a Fondo" (The Economy, in-depth).
Prof. Toribio's research and teaching activities focus on business economics, monetary theory, international economics, the economics of the European Union and financial institutions. Prof. Toribio has published numerous academic and practitioner-oriented articles and case studies on these issues.
Prof. Toribio has written numerous books, such as "Globalización, Desarrollo y Pobreza" (Globalization, Development and Poverty), 2003, Círculo de Empresarios, and "El Sistema Financiero Español: Su funcionamiento y reforma" (The Spanish Financial System: Its Functioning and Reforms), 1986, Orbis.