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José Manuel González-Páramo

José Manuel González-PáramoMember of the Executive Board, Grupo BBVA

José Manuel González-Páramo’s career has been long and diverse. He has held positions of international relevance in monetary policy, in the private and academic sectors. From 2004 to 2012 he was a member of the board of directors and of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB). During his time at the ECB he was head of market operations and instrumentation of monetary policy. He also performed other functions at the ECB including research & studies, risk management, statistics & information systems, and banknotes.

Prior to his appointment at the ECB, González-Páramo was a member of the governing council and the executive commission of the Bank of Spain from 1994 to 2004. He is professor of Economics at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid since 1988 and a lecturer at IESE Business School since 2012.

From 1985 to 1994 he was an economics adviser to various public and private entities, including the Spanish Ministry of Economy & Treasury, the Bank of Spain, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the Bank of International Settlements as an ECB representative.

González-Páramo holds a Ph.D., M. Phil. and M.A. in economics from Columbia University, New York, and a doctorate in economics from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Since 2013 he is the chairman of Data-Warehouse GmbH.

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