Paz Guzman Caso de los Cobos

Co-chair of the Observatory on the EU

Paz Guzmán is economic advisor at the Representation of the European Commission in Spain. Before moving to Madrid, Ms Guzmán worked in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where she supported the development and implementation of EU’s economic governance framework, including the European Semester, the cycle of economic and fiscal policy coordination within the EU.

Previously, Ms Guzmán worked as senior policy associate at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, based at the Department of Economics of the Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT). At J-PAL she promoted evidence-informed policy making in Latin America and Africa. She has also served as governance expert to the Belgian Technical Cooperation. As a development economist, Ms Guzmán has provided policy advice to governments and international organizations, including the European Commission and the World Bank.

Her main areas of interest are the Economic and Monetary Union, democratic governance of the EU, social cohesion and the fight against poverty, and the evaluation of public policies.

Ms Guzmán holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a postgraduate degree in European Economics from Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a business degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and complementary studies at MIT. She has received recognition and several awards, including the Donald K. Price for her outstanding academic record and public leadership potential at Harvard Kennedy School.

Ms. Guzmán was born in Bilbao, Spain.  She is married and has three children.