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Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea

Visiting CIPR Research Fellow

Gonzalo Gómez Bengoechea is a professor of Economics at Comillas – ICADE Univestity, in Madrid. During his stay at the Center for Interamerican Policy and Research he will be working on fiscal incidence and inequality. His previous research has been focused on the Eurozone crisis and on the evolution of sovereign bond markets. Prof. Gómez Bengoechea is also the coordinator of the Latin American Research Centre at Comillas University and a Marshall Memorial Fellow.

Contact info

B.A. Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE, Business. 2006.
B.A. Universidad Pontifica Comillas – ICADE, Market research methods, 2007.
MSc. Barcelona GSE, Pompeu Fabra, Economics. 2010.
PhD. Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE, Business Economics. 2014.

Recent Publications
  • Fiscal union, monetary policy normalization and populism in the Eurozone. Forthcoming at European Review 28.1, 2020.
  • The importance of being earnest: Macroeconomic determinants of sovereign bond yield spreads in the Eurozone. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, found here.
  • The Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure: A useful tool for predicting sovereign crises? Estudios de Economía, 45(1), 79-111.
  • Populism, inflation and debt mutualisation in the Eurozone. Elcano Royal Institute. ARI 45/2018 – 5/4/2018
  • The institutional crisis of the Eurozone: Birth, evolution and policy reaction. Revista ICADE. Number 96, December 2015.
  • The euro crisis: genesis, contagion and future scenarios. with Arahuetes. A. Comillas Journal of International Relations. Number 4, 2015, pages 1-40.
  • Black economy in Spain: Theoretical approaches and structural evolution. ESADE, ISSN 0425-3698, Nº. 146, 2014, pages 4-17.


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Upcoming Events

CIPR Fall Speaker Series

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Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.