Your Life and Your Money
Economic Overview Series
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What are the economic implications of the recent US election for the US and the rest of the world? What is news on Brexit? What impact are the Next Generation EU funds having on the Spanish economy and what will it mean for the European project?
In this session, Professors Alfredo Pastor, Javier Díaz-Giménez and Núria Mas will discuss the global economic outlook and share perspectives on the impact of the second wave of the pandemic.
Núria Mas is professor and head of the Economics Department at IESE Business School and holder of the Jaime Grego Chair of Healthcare Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Before joining IESE Business School, Prof. Mas worked as an associate at Lehman Brothers International. Núria Mas is member of the Governing Council of the Bank of Spain.
Prof. Mas teaches economics and health economics in the MBA, Executive-MBA and other executive education programs. She is the Academic Director of IESE's Annual Healthcare Industry Meeting.
She was member of the Advisory Committee for the Sustainability and Progress of the Healthcare System of the Government of Catalonia.
Her fields of research interests focus on health economics, with a special interest on the organization of healthcare systems to achieve the Triple Aim of better health for their population, better care for the patients and rationalization of costs. She has studied the effects of different health care systems on the health of the population and she also analyzes how hospitals and doctors respond to different incentive mechanisms. She has also worked on evaluation of public policies. Her work has been published in numerous international journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, The Review of Industrial Organization; Food Policy or the International Journal of Healthcare Finance and Economics.
Prof. Mas has been an advisor and consultant on health economics for the European Commission as well as for different public sector institutions and the healthcare industry.
- Javier Díaz-Giménez is a professor in the Department of Economics at IESE.
Prof. Díaz-Giménez has dedicated most of his professional life to doing research and teaching macroeconomics. His recent work explores the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal policy and pension system reforms. He has published the results of his research in some of the leading professional journals, including the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is also the author of the undergraduate textbook Macroeconomía: Primeros Conceptos (Macroeconomics: Primary Concepts).
Prof. Díaz-Giménez has consulted for the Spanish Ministry of Industry and, briefly, for the Economic Bureau of the President of Spain.
Alfredo Pastor, PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1973), is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at IESE. His areas of specialization include the European Union, Spanish economic policy, the role of the state in a market economy and the economy of China.
During his professional career, Prof. Pastor has occupied different positions of responsibility in the public administration and the private sector.
He was Spain's Secretary of State for Economics (1993-1995), the Director of Planning and Chairman of the National Institute of Industry (INI, 1983-1985), President of ENHER (1985-1990), a board member of the Bank of Spain (1990-1993), and a Country Economist at the World Bank (1980-1981), among other positions. He has been a professor of Economic Theory since 1976.
He is a member or has been a member of the boards of directors of several companies and institutions and regularly publishes in the media.
After joining IESE in 1996, Alfredo Pastor also joined the faculty at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai), where he was the Dean from 2001 to 2004.
In his career, Alfredo Pastor received the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit in 2004 for his work at CEIBS, and the Godó Award in Journalism in 2011.