Javier Villar Burke

Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at European Commission

Javier Villar Burke joined the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission in 2008 at the unit dealing with financial institutions and stability mechanisms. He was involved in the creation and development of the new instruments to support European sovereigns under stress (Balance of Payments Facility, EFSF, EFSM, ESM). He regularly monitors the conditions of financial markets in general and of banks in particular. He has performed a number of analysis in areas such as public support to the financial sector, crisis management framework or monetary policy, among others. Before joining the Commission, Javier worked for two years in a Spanish Consultant and two more years for the Galician Institute of Statistics. He studied Economics and Business Administration in Santiago de Compostela and specialised in European Economics in Bruges.