Miguel Ángel Alonso Neira

Miguel Ángel Alonso Neira is University Professor in the Department of Applied Economics I and History and Economic Institutions (and Moral Philosophy) at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (URJC). In 1993, he obtained a degree in economic sciences from Madrid’s Complutense University, and in 1999, he enrolled in a master’s degree program in monetary economics and international finance at the University of Essex (Great Britain) on a scholarship from “La Caixa” Foundation and the British Council. He received the special award for academic excellence for his graduating class and the university’s Leatherland Book Prize for the best graduate student. In 2001, he gained a doctorate in economics from the URJC (graduating summa cum laude by unanimity), and in 2003, the Instituto de Estudios Económicos [Institute of Economic Studies] awarded him the national Víctor Mendoza Prize for his work “Controles de capital, variables financieras y política económica” [Capital Controls, Financial Variables, and Economic Policy].

In his academic research and work, he focuses especially on the study of monetary policy and economic and financial cycles, international financial and currency crises, crisis-resolution policies, the impact of taxes on financial transactions in international capital markets, and the economic, structural, strategic, and institutional factors that influence national security and defense spending.

He has written several books, including Teoría económica de las crisis monetarias y financieras y de los controles de capital [The Economic Theory of Monetary and Financial Crises and Capital Controls] (2004) and Expansiones y recesiones en un mundo globalizado [Expansions and Recessions in a Globalized World] (2016), as well as a number of articles published in international journals, such as CESifo Economic Studies (Oxford), European Journal of Law and Economics, Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law, Open Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Hacienda Pública Española [Review of Public Economics], Trimestre Económico [Economic Trimester], Revista de Economía Mundial [The World Economy Journal], and Investigación Económica [Economic Research].

In his twenty-seven years of teaching and research work, Dr. Alonso has been a visiting professor at universities in Italy (LUISS Guido Carli), Germany (Fachhochschule Trier), Austria (IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems), Mexico (UNAM, UAM), and Argentina (ESEADE). He has given seminars and lectures at universities in the United States (Georgetown, North Florida) and Mexico (ITAM, CIDE, IPN) and at educational, political, and financial institutions (Asamblea Legislativa de México, Escuela Diplomática de España, CECA, CEU-San Pablo, IEB). Finally, at the invitation of the Liberty Fund, he has participated in a number of international symposiums of experts in the United States, Argentina, and Colombia.

He can be reached at: miguelangel.alonso@urjc.es