Carlos Rodríguez Braun
Professor of History of Economic Thought at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
Author and pundit
Economics is not part of the world, rather it is a way of looking at it
Carlos Rodríguez Braun is an expert in economic thought and liberalism who is internationally renowned for his publications and talks. This Spanish-Argentine Doctor of Economics is characterized by the way he combines academic proficiency with a desire to spread information. He is a professor of History of Economic Thought at the Complutense University in Madrid and publishes books and academic articles along with contributing to written and broadcast media.
He is a reference and opinion maker regarding the economic, political and social situations in Spain and Argentina, as well as an advocate of globalization and liberalism. As a journalist his roles have included editor of the magazine España Económica and deputy editor of digital newspaper Cambio 16 and of the television program El Valor del Dinero (The Value of Money) on the channel La2.
He is currently a columnist for the newspapers La Razón, Expansión, Actualidad Económica and Libertad Digital and regularly participates as a pundit on the Onda Cero radio station and television channels La Sexta and 13TV. Along with publishing articles in prestigious journals such as The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and el Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, he is also an assessor and is on the advisory councils for scientific publications in Spain and other countries.
In addition, Carlos is the author of some twenty books and translator of a number of great figures in the world of economics such as Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich A. von Hayek.
With an academic career that spans forty years he has received various awards for his work, such as the Juan de Mariana prize (2013), the Labor Divulgativa Ejemplar (Exemplary Informative Work) award (from Red Know Square, 2013), the Libre Empresa (Free Enterprise) award (from the Fundación Rafael del Pino, 2010) and the 1,812 Award (Club Liberal 1812, 2009).
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Director of the London School of Economics (2003-2011), chairman of the Financial Services Authority (1997-2003)
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