HRH Infanta Cristina presents the 15th Castilla y León Economy Prize at IE University

14/03/2011 - General

Spain’s Infanta Cristina de Borbón today presided over the presentation of the 15th Castilla y León Economy Prize in the Aula Magna of IE University. This year’s prize went to economist Manuel Lagares Calvo. The Infanta Cristina was joined by the President of the Castilla y León regional authorities, Juan Vicente Herrera, and the rector of IE University, Juan Luis Martínez.


The prize, which carries the name of the Infanta Cristina, is awarded in recognition of dedication to the study of and research on the Spanish economy. As from last year it has been accompanied by an economy scholarship of the same name, which this year went to researcher Javier Valbuena Gómez. The prizes were created by the Castilla and León regional authorities in 1995 to acknowledge the research efforts and intellectual work of key economists, academics and researchers in the field of applied economy.


The judges panel for the the Infanta Cristina Prize decided in January 2010 that it would go to Manuel Lagares Calvo for his important contributions to understanding the Spanish economy, and, particularly, the Spanish tax model. They also noted his role in addressing the economic problems that arose during Spain’s political transition.


Participants in the event included IE President Diego del Alcázar, the President of the Castilla y León regional authorities, Juan Vicente Herrera, the President of the Castilla y Leon Cortes, José Manuel Fernández Santiago, the government delegate in Castilla y León, Miguel Alejo, together with other representatives of local and regional governments.


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