Omar Licandro is a Professor in the University of Leicester Business School (ULBS) since July 2023. Previously he has held professorial appointments at the University of Nottingham, the Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC) in Barcelona, the European University Institute in Florence, Universidad Carlos III Madrid and FEDEA Madrid. He was Secretary General of the International Economic Association (IEA) from 2013 to 2021, and he is currently the IEA Treasurer. He has been the Executive Secretary of the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) since 2014. He is an Associate Professor of the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE), and a Fellow at CESIfo. He has been Associate Editor of Annales d’Economie et de Statistique, Investigaciones Económicas and the Spanish Economic Review.