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Paulina Etxeberria Garaigorta


Paulina Etxeberria Garaigorta



Paulina Etxeberria Garaigorta holds a European Ph.D. in Economics and is Professor of Economics at IE Business School teaching Macro and Microeconomics, Growth Theory and Inequality and Social Justice. Paulina´s teaching encourages students to comprehend the theories, the debates and the progress made by the economic science. She also helps students to apply their knowledge in their decision-making about the real-world problems with personal criteria based on contrasted theories and evidence.

Her research focuses in the areas of Growth Theory, Innovation and Productivity in modern cities, Education and Human Development.

She has been visiting researcher at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), the European University Institute (Florence) and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development (Boston).  Her research has been published in scientific journals and books and she also collaborates in the diffusion of economic information writing articles in magazines and newspapers. She has addressed seminars and conferences at several Institutions in Spain, Hong Kong, USA, Germany and UK, among others, such as ASSET Annual Meeting, Symposium of Economic Theory and Applications, DEGIT Dynamics, Economic Growth and International Trade, All China (ACE) International Conference, Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (UK).

Corporate Experience

•  Consultant at Fundacion Metropoli, Study of the economic conditions for urban developments in EU and Latin America, Spain, 2015

•  Consultant at Indobasque, Study for foreign industrial establishment in South-East Asia and China, Hong Kong, 2005-2007

•  Consultant at Kutxabank, Human Resources, Education and Training, Spain, 2000

Academic Experience

•  Adjunct Professor of Macroeconomics, IE Business School, Spain, 2014 – Present

•  Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics, University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2005 – 2014

•  Visiting Research Fellow, Boston College, USA, 2017

•  Visiting Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2006, 2011 – 2013

•  Visiting Research Fellow, European University Institute, Italy, 2009

Academic Background

• European Ph.D. in Economics, University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2011.

• Phil. in Quantitative Finance, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Valencia, University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2006

• M.A. in Business and Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2004

• B.A. in Economics, University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2001

• B.A.´s study abroad. International Exchange Program (third year), University of Edinburgh, UK, 2000