Rodrigo Alegría got his Bachelor in Economics from Universidad de Navarra (2001) and he is finishing his Ph.D. in Regional Economics at the moment. He has worked mainly as a researcher in different research centres such as Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Geography Department (LSE), Centre for Economic Performance (LSE) and European Institute (LSE) all of them in London. As a professor he has lectured in Spain and United Kingdom and has visited different countries such as Greece, Netherlands, United States or France for conferences and seminars. He is currently an associate professor at IE Universidad. His interests focus on regional, international and urban economics.