Luis Garicano

Professor of Economics and Strategy
London School of Economics

Luis Garicano is Professor of Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics, Head of the Managerial Economics and Strategy Group there and Programme Director for the MSc Economics and Management programme. He earned bachelor's degrees in economics and in law from Universidad de Valladolid in Spain, a Master's degree in European economic studies from the College of Europe in Belgium and a Master and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1998, initially as Assistant Professor, progressing to Associate Professor in 2002 and Full Professor in 2006. He has been a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as London Business School. He has also worked as an economist for the Commission of the European Union. His research has focused on the organization of human capital and wage inequality, on the determinants of productivity, on the architecture of economic systems (including the architecture of the financial system) and on the design and consequences of incentives in organizations. Recently he has been involved in efforts to promote structural reforms in the Spanish economy. In particular he has co-authored proposals to reform the labour markets, housing markets, and the pension and health systems, as well as a recent study with McKinsey on the new growth model for the Spanish economy. He also currently co-edits the most widely read economics blog in Spanish, NadaesGratis.es.