Economist. Director of ESADE Centre for Economic Policy and Political Economy (ESADEpol)
Toni Roldán Monés is a Spanish economist and politician who was a member of the Spanish Parliament for three consecutive terms for the political party Ciudadanos. In 2019, he left Ciudadanos and joined the economic think tank ESADE Centre for Economic Policy and Political Economy (ESADEpol) as director.
Throughout his political career, Toni Roldán has been Economic Spokesperson for Ciudadanos in the Congress of Deputies and Secretary of Programs and Sectorial Areas. His figure has been of special relevance in the elaboration of the economic and employment program of the party.
As a speaker, Toni delves into the national, European and global political reality, with a special emphasis on Spain's economic policy and economic reforms for the country's growth. From a centrist position, he evaluates public policies and measures aimed at improving economic efficiency.
Prior to his political career, Toni Roldán worked as an economist in the Directorate General of Economy and Finance of the European Commission (DGECFIN) and as an economic advisor in the Spanish Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament. He has also been chief analyst for the Southern Europe area at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group. As an expert in political economy, he collaborates regularly with the newspaper El País, as well as being frequently quoted in media such as the Financial Times or the New York Times. He is the author of the book "Recovering the future: twelve proposals that will change Spain".
On the academic side, Toni Roldán is a doctoral candidate in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics, MPA in Political Economy from the International School of Public Affairs at Columbia University and MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex.
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