18 November 2021
9:30 am
Series on Economy and Society «Economic policy after the pandemic»

Series on Economy and Society «Economic policy after the pandemic» with Ángel Ubide

Aspen lnstitute España held last November 18, together with the Bank of Spain, a new session of the Aspen Economy and Society Series on “Economic policy after the pandemic” with Ángel Ubide, Managing Director of the Citadel Fund, member of the Executive Committee of the Euro50 Group, and of the Economic Club of New York. The session will be moderated by Óscar Arce, Director General of Economics and Statistics of the Bank of Spain.

This Series brings together a group of outstanding leaders from various sectors of society: entrepreneurs, academics, public officials, scientists, artists and politicians, among others, to discuss different aspects of the current economy and its impact on society.



Ángel Ubide is a Managing Director and Head of Economic Research for Global Fixed Income and Macro at Citadel. Prior to joining Citadel in 2018, Mr. Ubide held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, D.E. Shaw and Tudor Investment Corporation. He began his career as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In parallel to his financial services career, Mr. Ubide has been deeply involved in the global policy discussion, largely as a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Affairs of the Spanish Government, of the Steering Committee for the Euro 50 Group, of the Advisory Board of Esade EcPol, and of the Economic Club of New York. Mr. Ubide has published extensively on exchange rates, monetary policy, and European policy issues. His book on economics, monetary policy, and markets, The Paradox of Risk, was published in 2017. He has been an economics columnist at El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, since 2001. Mr. Ubide received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Zaragoza in Spain and a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.



Óscar Arce is the Director General of Economics, Statistics and Research at Banco de España, where he also has served as Associate Director General of Economics and Research, Director of Monetary and Financial Studies and as Head of the Division of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting. Before, he was the Director of the Research and Statistics department at the Spanish securities markets commission (CNMV), Deputy Director General at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister and Senior Economist at the Banco de España. Mr. Arce holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MSc Economics from the University College London. He is an alternate member of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council, member of the ECB’s Monetary Policy Committee and member of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee, and, before he was involved in the work of several international bodies, including the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).


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