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Javier Santiso

Director, Telefónica International and Professor of Economics, ESADE Business School.

Javier Santiso is Director, Telefónica International and Professor of Economics, ESADE Business School. He is also the Chair of the OECD Emerging Markets Network (EmNet), which he created while at the OECD.

Previously, he was the Director of the OECD Development Centre and as the Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA).

Before 2002, Mr. Santiso served as a Senior Expert Associate on Latin American Emerging Markets for the investment bank, Crédit Agricole Indosuez (now Calyon). He has also worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank for several years.

He has been a professor of Latin American political economy at Sciences Po Paris, HEC School of Management — and at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Mr. Santiso has authored more than 30 articles on international economics and emerging markets. His most recent book is "The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Actors, Institutions and Financial Crises in Latin America" (MIT Press, 2006).

Mr. Santiso holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Sciences Po Paris. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford. He also holds an M.B.A and an Executive M.B.A. degree from the HEC School of Management and from the IESE Business School. He also holds an Executive Leadership degree from Harvard University (Kennedy School).

In 2009, he was nominated as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Articles by Javier Santiso

Spanish Soccer Teams and Sovereign Wealth Funds

Are sponsorships of sports clubs beachheads for sovereign wealth funds' investments in the West's national champions?

January 10, 2011

Spain 3.0

How can Spain move its economy into the 21st century and overcome the financial crisis?

October 12, 2010

Changing Asian and Latin American Relations

How did China displace Japan as Asia's main partner in Latin America?

September 8, 2010

Cognitive Dissonance and the Financial Crisis

How did the financial crisis demonstrate the need to accommodate cognitive dissonance within our institutions?

August 19, 2010

Emerging Markets: The End of an Artificial Category?

Are emerging markets the new leaders of economic growth?

July 23, 2010

Chinese Walls in Emerging Markets

Do emerging countries' financial markets suffer from a lack of transparency?

September 12, 2008

China as a Stimulus for Latin America?

Does competition with China help or hinder Latin America's progress?

September 8, 2008

Sovereign Development Funds

What are the consequences of developing economies' growing influence in the global market?

March 21, 2008

Mexico: The Great Transformation

How did Mexico transform its economy to become one of the most dynamic in Latin America?

March 18, 2008

The Latin American Waltz

From cross-border invasions to energy shortages, how is Latin America a study in contrasts?

March 17, 2008