Alfredo Pastor, PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1973), is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics and the holder of IESE’s Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets. His areas of specialization include the European Union, Spanish economic policy, the role of the state in a market economy and the economy of China.
During his professional career, Prof. Pastor has occupied different positions of responsibility in the public administration and the private sector.
He was Spain’s Secretary of State for Economics (1993-1995), the Director of Planning and Chairman of the National Institute of Industry (INI, 1983-1985), President of ENHER (1985-1990), a board member of the Bank of Spain (1990-1993), and a Country Economist at the World Bank (1980-1981), among other positions. He has been a professor of Economic Theory since 1976.
He is a member or has been a member of the boards of directors of several companies and institutions and regularly publishes in the media.
After joining IESE in 1996, Alfredo Pastor also joined the faculty at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai), where he was the Dean from 2001 to 2004.
In his career, Alfredo Pastor received the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit in 2004 for his work at CEIBS, and the Godó Award in Journalism in 2011.