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Joaquin Almunia



Spring 2016:
  • European Competition Policy
Spring 2017:
  • European Union Competition Policy
PSIA Program: Master in International Economic Policy


I was born in Bilbao (Spain) June 17, 1948

Degrees in Economics and Law (Universidad de Deusto)

I've been involved in spanish politics since many years, as member of the PSOE. Elected member of the Parliament (Congreso de los Diputados) from 1979 to 2004. During this period I was member of the spanish government from 1982 to 1991.

I've been member of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014.

Now, I am the Chairman of the think-tank Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics as well as at the College of Europe in Natolin (Poland) and Honorary Chairman of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.




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