The Workshop in International Economics, organised by the Fundación Ramón Areces, the Asociación de Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado and the Fundación Rafael del Pino, takes place at the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) at Harvard University, under the direction of Dartmouth College Professor Diego A. Comín.

  • Start of the course - 10/06/2024

  • Completion of the course 13/06/2024

  • Duration - 4 days

  • Language - English

  • Admission - By invitation

  • Certificate - Including

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The Workshop in International Economics, organised by the Fundación Ramón Areces, the Asociación de Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado and the Fundación Rafael del Pino, takes place at the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) at Harvard University, under the direction of Dartmouth College Professor Diego A. Comín.

The Programme, structured in 9 master sessions, is mainly addressed to Spanish Commercial Technicians and State Economists, university professors and researchers related to the aspects under study, who can share their knowledge with the main academic and research figures in the field of international economics.


Academic Management

  • Diego Comin

    Diego is a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth since 2014. He received his B.A. in Economics in 1995 from the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain and his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2000. Between 2000 and 2007, Comin has been Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University. Between 2007 and 2014, Comin has been Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS) where he taught both in the MBA and in executive programs. He has also designed and led immersion programs in Peru and Malaysia for which he received the Apgar Prize for Innovation in Teaching from the HBS Dean. Comin is Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research's Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program. Comin is a fellow for the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) and his work has been supported by the Gates foundation, the National Science Foundation, the C.V. Star Foundation, and the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW). Comin is advising the Prime Minister of Malaysia on its development strategies and has consulted for the World Bank, IMF, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Citibank, Danish Science Ministry, and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) of the government of Japan. Comin works on macroeconomics broadly understood. Part of his research consists of studying the process of technological change and technology diffusion both across countries and over time. A second avenue of Comin's work studies the sources and propagation mechanisms of fluctuations at high and medium term frequencies. A third line of research pursued by Comin has explored the evolution of firm dynamics and their implications for the evolution of the US economy. His work has been published in academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Economic Growth. Comin has written the book Malaysia Beyond 2020 where he presents a new approach to development policy that aims to create a knowledgefriendly eco-system where companies can move up in the value chain.

Academic Coordination

Carlota Taboada

Director of Research Programmes, Virtual Campus and International Training Programmes at the Rafael del Pino Foundation.

Teaching Team

  • Treb Allen

    Treb is Distinguished Associate Professor of Economics and Globalisation at Dartmouth College and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Allen received his PhD from Yale University and previously held positions at Northwestern, Stanford and Princeton Universities. His research in the fields of international economics, development economics, urban economics and economic geography has been published in leading economic journals such as Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy and Review of Economic Studies.

    Allen is the recipient of the WTO Essay Prize for Young Economists, the Kiel Institute's Award for Excellence in Global Economics and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He is co-editor of the Journal of International Economics, associate editor of Econometrica and a member of the Editorial Board of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

  • Pol Antrás

    Pol is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2003. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he was Director of the International Trade and Organisation Task Force (ITO). He is also a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the CESifo research network.

    He was editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics from 2015 to 2020, having previously served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics and Annual Review of Economics, among other journals. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Barcelona School of Economics. Among other distinctions, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007 and the Fundación Banco Herrero Award in 2009, and was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015. Antràs's fields of teaching and research are international economics and applied theory.

    His recent work focuses on global value chains, the interaction between globalisation and interest rates, global pandemics and international relations. Born in Spain, Antràs holds a BA and MA in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003.

  • David Argente

    David's interests include applied macroeconomics, macrodevelopment, innovation and monetary economics. Professor Argente's recent work focuses on the use of means of payment in developing countries.

    Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, Professor Argente was a Visiting Scholar at the Minneapolis Fed, an Adjunct Professor at Penn State University and a Kenen Fellow in the International Economics Section of the Economics Department at Princeton University. Professor Argente has also worked in the Latin America Region of the World Bank and at the Bank of Mexico.

    He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2018.

  • David Atkin

    David is a professor in the Department of Economics at MIT and co-chair of J-PAL's business sector. His research focuses on assessing the impact of trade liberalisation on the poor in the developing world.

    His most recent work has studied the role of regional differences in taste in altering the effects of trade reforms in India, and educational responses to the rise of export-oriented manufacturing in Mexico.

    Atkin holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University.

  • Ricardo Hausmann

    Ricardo Hausmann is the founder and Director of Harvard's Growth Lab and the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School. Under his leadership, the Growth Lab has grown into one of the most well regarded and influential hubs for research on international development. His scholarly contributions have had a significant impact on the study and practice of development. These include the development of the Growth Diagnostics and Economic Complexity methodologies, as well as several widely used economic concepts, such as Dark Matter, Original Sin, and Selfdiscovery. His work has been published in some of the top journals in the world, including Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economic Policy and the Journal of Economic Growth, among many others. These publications have been cited more than 34,000 times, and their main findings have been highlighted in mass media outlets such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Since launching the Growth Lab in 2006, Hausmann has served as principal investigator for more than 50 research initiatives in nearly 30 countries, informing development policy, growth strategies and diversification agendas at the national and sub-national levels. Before joining Harvard University, he served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.

  • Roberto Rigobon

    Roberto is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Census Bureau's Scientific Advisory Committee, and a visiting professor at IESA. Roberto is a Venezuelan economist whose areas of research are international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. Roberto focuses on the causes of balance-of-payments crises, financial crises, and the propagation of them across countries-the phenomenon that has been identified in the literature as contagion. Currently he studies properties of international pricing practices, trying to produce alternative measures of inflation. He is one of the two founding members of the Billion Prices Project, and a co-founder of PriceStats. Roberto joined the business school in 1997 and has won both the "Teacher of the Year" award and the "Excellence in Teaching" award at MIT three times. He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1997, an MBA from IESA (Venezuela) in 1991, and his BS in Electrical Engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) in 1984. He is married with three kids.

  • Dani Rodrik

    Dani is an economist whose research covers globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He rejoined the Kennedy School faculty in July 2015 after two years at the Institute for Advanced Study as the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science. Professor Rodrik's most recent book is Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (Norton, 2015).

  • Stefanie Stantcheva

    Stefanie is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and founder of the Social Economy Lab. She studies the taxation of firms and individuals, as well as how people understand, perceive and shape their attitudes towards public policy.

    His work has focused on the lasting effects of fiscal policy on innovation, education and wealth.

    It has also studied citizens' attitudes towards taxation, healthcare, immigration policies, environmental policies and social mobility using surveys and large-scale social economy experiments.

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