Ángel de la Fuente


Tenured Scientist, CSIC (on leave)
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
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Short Biography

Angel de la Fuente is member of the Institute since 1991. His areas of specialization are the economics of growth and regional economics. He is a member of the editorial boards of Revista Española de Economía and Moneda y Crédito and a CEPR Research Affiliate. In the area of growth economics his recent research has focused on the empirical analysis of the determinants of the rate of economic growth and, in particular, on the impact of investment in human and technological capital ("Human capital and growth") and on the effects of fiscal policies on growth ("Fiscal policy and growth in the OECD"). He has also analyzed the process of convergence among the Spanish regions ("On the sources of convergence: a close look at the Spanish regions") and the theoretical and policy implications of the existing empirical evidence on national and regional growth ("Convergence and other tales: regional growth from a neoclassical perspective," "The empirics of growth and convergence: a selective review"). Other recent papers explore the comparative growth experience of different OECD countries ("Real convergence? Spain in the OECD," and "The sources of Irish growth," with Xavier Vives), the use of convergence equations as a tool to analyze the dynamics of the international income distribution ("Convergence equations and income dynamics") and the possible impact of various instruments of regional redistribution ("Some reflections on the redistributive role of public investment"). Finally, he has completed a textbook on mathematics for economists at Ph.D. level (Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists). Currently he is at the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA).