Mr Javier Santiso is Professor of Economics at ESADE Business School and Director of the ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics (ESADEgeo). He is also Chair of the OECD Emerging Markets Network (EmNet). Previously he was Director and Chief Development Economist at the OECD Development Centre, where he developed the institution focusing the substance on Asian, African and Latin American flagships, tripling the staff and doubling the governing board members (half of them now emerging countries like Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, VietNam or Egypt).
Professor Santiso began his career in 1995 at the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford. Tenured as Research Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), he has been teaching at SAIS Johns Hopkins University. He also served as a Senior Expert Associate on Latin American Emerging Markets for Crédit Agricole Indosuez (now Crédit Agricole) before becoming, in 2002, Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at the Economic Research Department of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA).
Mr Santiso holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and finished his doctoral studies in international economics at St Anthony’s College, Oxford University. He also holds an MBA from HEC School of Management (France), an Executive MBA from IESE Business School (Spain) and an Executive Leadership Programme from Harvard University (USA). Mr Santiso is the author of over 50 articles on international economy and emerging markets. Published in leading academic reviews, they have primarily focused on developing and emerging economies.
His most recent published book is entitled Latin America’s Political Economy of the Possible: Beyond Good Revolutionaries and Free Marketeers, Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press, 2006. Mr. Santiso is member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and a member of the advisory board of Aspen Institute France. In 2009, he has been awarded as Young Global Leaders 2009 by the World Economic Forum (Davos).