With a first chapter written by Javier Solana, Former European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, this twelve-chapter E-book discusses innovative research about the EU context and strategies for European businesses given their position within the Union and as players in a globalizing world. ESADEgeo experts and external counterparts have collected their original applied research on the Union, its workings, and their practical impact on businesses, for use both in educational and business contexts. The E-book's content is aligned with ESADEgeo’s four specializations: Global Governance, Global Political Risks, Global Economy, and EU-China Business Relations.
President, ESADEgeo -Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Former European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Former Secretary General of NATO
Director, ESADEgeo -Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Department of Business Policy
Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair, ESADE
Director, Global Risks, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Analyst for Europe, Eurasia Group
Area of Expertise: Spain, Portugal
Practice Head for Europe, Eurasia Group
Area of Expertise: EU/Eurozone, Greece, Cyprus, UK
Vice President, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Researcher, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics & Research Affiliate, The Fletcher School (Tufts University)
Research Assistant, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Global Sovereign Wealth Fund Director, PwC
Director, ESADE China Europe Club, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing Management
Sinologist and Economic Historian
PhD Candidate in International Economics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Interim Vice President of Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Research Assistant, Brookings Institution
Research Associate, Institute for Public Governance and Management, ESADE
PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, ESADE
PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, ESADE
Researcher, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Javier Solana is President of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona-Madrid) and distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution. He is also senior fellow at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), chairman of the Aspen Institute España, honorary president of the Centre for Human Dialogue (Geneva), and advisor to the Institute of Modern International Relations of Tsinghua University. Dr. Solana is also a member of the board of the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Human Rights Watch. From 1999 to 2009, Dr. Solana was Secretary General of the Council of the European Union (EU) and High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU; and from 1995 to 1999, Secretary General of NATO. Prior to this, he held several ministerial positions in the Spanish government, including Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Angel Saz-Carranza is Director of ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics in addition to being Lecturer in the Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE. He earned a PhD in Public Management from ESADE as a Visiting Scholar at Wagner School of Public Service (New York University), where he spent three years. Previously, he earned a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College (University of London). A beneficiary of La Caixa and Fulbright scholarships, he has managed several European Framework Program research grants. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Administration and Theory, Administration & Society, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Public Management Review, Sage 21st Century Reference Series, Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks, Palgrave Macmillan, and in numerous Spanish-language publications and journals. Additionally, Saz-Carranza also works and consults with several non-profit and governmental institutions in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
José M. de Areilza holds a Doctorate from Harvard Law School and is Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE. He is also Secretary General of the Aspen Institute España, a partner institution of the Aspen Institute in the US. Between 1996 and 2000, Areilza was Advisor on European and North American Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office. Afterwards, he became Dean of IE Law School at IE Business School. He writes a weekly column in the newspaper ABC. In 2013, Areilza was appointed Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Research Fellow at Elcano Royal Institute. He has been a Visiting Professor in ten US and European universities. He is a Trustee of Fundación Transición Española and Fundación Consejo España-EEUU. In 2014, he published the book Power and Law in the European Union (Civitas).
Angel Pascual-Ramsay is Director of Global Risks at ESADE Business School's Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, as well as lecturer in global politics and economics within ESADE's Strategy and General Management Department. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 2008 to 2011, Pascual-Ramsay served as economic advisor to the President of Spain. He has authored various publications on international political economy and is a contributor to several media outlets, including The Financial Times and Spain’s El País. Pascual-Ramsay holds a Master in Public Administration, with concentration in Macroeconomics, from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and degrees in Political Science from Cambridge University and in Business Administration from ICADE University in Madrid.
Antonio Roldán Monés is the lead analyst for Southern Europe at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy. He focuses especially on Spain and Portugal, as well as on broader developments of the economic governance of the Eurozone. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Antonio worked as an economist in the Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission (DGECFIN) and as an economic advisor at the European Parliament. Roldán Monés was also Secretary General of the European Council of Economic Experts, a think tank launched by the Institute of New Economic Thinking. Roldán Monés writes regularly for El País. In addition, he frequently appears in the media, providing commentary on European affairs for publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and has television appearances on CNN, Bloomberg, and CNBC. Roldán Monés holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and an MPA in Economic Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is also a PhD candidate in European political economy at the London School of Economics, specializing on the effects of credit booms on institutions, with a particular focus on Spain. Roldán Monés was a fellow of the Fundación Caja Madrid for his studies in the United States.
Mujtaba Rahman focuses on European political economy. In addition to leading Eurasia Group's Europe practice, Mujtaba has primary responsibility for all aspects of EU/eurozone coverage, as well as leading country coverage on Greece, Cyprus, and the UK. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Mujtaba worked at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, and at the UK Treasury. He is an adjunct professor at New York University's Stern Business School and teaches political risk to graduate students at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. In addition, Mujtaba regularly appears in the media, providing commentary on European affairs for publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and has television appearances on the BBC, Bloomberg, and CNBC. Mujtaba holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and an MA in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks French and Urdu.
Javier Santiso holds a PhD in Economics (Sciences Po Paris). He is Vice President of ESADEgeo and Associate Professor of Economics, ESADE Business School (Ramon Llull University). He is Editor of ESADEgeo’s Sovereign Wealth Funds Report (2012, 2013, and 2014) and Founder of Start Up Spain. Santiso is a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has been Chief Economist for emerging markets at BBVA. Santiso was the Chief Development Economist and Director of the OECD Development Centre. He has advised the Governments of Colombia and Spain in the implementation of their innovation funds. Santiso is the author of España 3.0 (Planeta, 2015); Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Economies (MIT Press, 2013); and The Decade of the Multilatinas (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Javier Capapé is a PhD candidate at ESADE Business School, expert on Sovereign Wealth Funds, and SovereigNET Research Affiliate at The Fletcher School (Tufts University). His research is co-directed by Javier Santiso (ESADE Business School) and Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern University, Boston, USA). He has published in top academic journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives and Oxford University Press (forthcoming). He is Manager of Start Up Spain, an initiative representing all actors in the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has presented his work on Sovereign Wealth Funds at the World Bank (Washington, D.C., USA); Bank of International Settlements (Basel, Switzerland); Sciences Po (Paris, France); University of Illinois (IL, USA) and Economics University (Prague, Czech Republic), and attended conferences or specialized courses at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), London School of Economics (UK), OECD (France), Aspen Institute (Ronda, Spain), Qatar Investment Authority (Doha, Qatar) and Columbia University (New York).
Tomás Guerrero is a Research Assistant at ESADEgeo-Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics of ESADE Business School, Head of Madrid Office at Spain Halal Institute, WIEF Young Leader, SovereigNET Research Affiliate at Tufts University's Fletcher School and a PhD. candidate at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid specializing in frontier markets, Halal industry and sovereign wealth funds. As a result of these investigations, Tomás has contributed to the development of the first four editions of the first SWFs report in Spanish and has published several articles and workings papers on frontier markets, Halal industry and sovereign wealth funds in Fedesarrollo (Colombia), ESADEgeo (Spain), SovereigNET Bulletin (USA), Alternative Emerging Investor (USA), The World Financial Review (UK) and Clear Path Analysis (UK). Also, he has published numerous opinion pieces in newspapers, such as Financial Times, El País, Exame, Expansión, and Cinco Días. He graduated from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid with a BA in Economics and BA in Law and holds a MS.c in Economic Development and Growth from the same university.
Diego López is an expert in Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Director of the Global SWF team of PwC, which provides seamless, world-class services to institutional investors around the world. He is based in Abu Dhabi and works closely with most Middle Eastern SWFs. He has an extensive experience in cross-border transactions globally, having previously lived and worked in Madrid, Milan, London, Qatar, Hong Kong / China, and Brazil. Diego is a prominent alumnus of the London School of Economics (LSE), where he sits on both the UAE and Global Committees, and a fellow of Tufts University – SovereigNet and Bocconi University – Sovereign Investment Lab.
Ivana Casaburi (PhD) has combined teaching (in Italy, Spain, Chile, Bulgaria, Portugal, and China) with research and strategic consulting throughout her career. She moved to Spain to pursue a doctoral degree and to undertake research work within the framework of The European Commission Training and Mobility of Researchers in Europe initiative (1996 - 1998). This project focused on innovation management in SMEs. Casaburi has been Visiting Professor at Peking University for the BIMBA program (Beijing International MBA). She regularly takes part in international academic conferences as both speaker and moderator. Casaburi also gives regular talks at Casa Asia, Chambers of Commerce in Spain, training centers for Asian markets, and at sectoral clubs of the ESADE Alumni Association.
Carles Brasó Broggi is a Spanish sinologist and economic historian. After graduating in Sociology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 2002), he studied Chinese at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU, 2003-04). Since then, he has been researching Chinese economic history. In 2010, Brasó Broggi obtained his PhD (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UPF) with a thesis about the evolution of the Chinese cotton sector in the twentieth century. He has taught World Economic History and Chinese Contemporary History and Economics at UPF and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Between 2012 and 2014, Brasó Broggi lived in Shanghai as a visiting scholar (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, East China Normal University) and also in Hong Kong (Hong Kong University). His research will soon be available in a book that will be published in 2015.
Adrián Blanco has a Master in Policy Management (MPM) from Georgetown University and is a PhD candidate in International Economics. He has broad experience as a senior economist, consultant, and researcher with a deep background in international trade and investment and public policy. In the past, Blanco has worked for the private sector and numerous institutions, such as the Spanish Embassy in Brazil, the US think tank Wilson Center, ESADEgeo, and the University of Santiago. Additionally, his work has been published in several specialized economic magazines including Emerging Institutional Investors, World Financial Review, SWF Institute, Información Comecial Española, as well as El País.
Ian Hurd is a scholar of international politics and law at Northwestern University. His current work examines the history, politics, and practice of the international rule of law and its contribution to the contemporary international order. A leading theorist of international relations, he is the head of the International Organizations section of ISA and the interim director of the International Studies Program at Northwestern University. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals of international relations and is active in public debates on foreign policy and global affairs. His academic work appears in leading journals, edited collections, and several single-authored books. He is a co-editor of the new Oxford Handbook of International Organizations which will appear in 2015.
Bruce Jones is the Interim Vice President and director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a Consulting Professor at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. Jones’ research expertise and policy experience is in international security. His current research focus is on U.S. strategy, international order and the emerging powers. His most recent book on the topic is Still Ours to Lead: America, Rising Powers, and the Tension between Rivalry and Restraint (Brookings Press, 2014). Jones is currently also conducting research on the intersection between geopolitics and the energy revolution, on which he’s co-authored the book Risk Pivot: Great Powers, International Security and the Energy Revolution.
Katherine Elgin is a foreign policy researcher and analyst pursuing a PhD in Security Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Her research interests include grand strategy, civil-military affairs, the psychology of international relations, and national security decision-making processes. Elgin was previously based at the Brookings Institution, working with Bruce Jones in the Foreign Policy Program. There, she focused on U.S. grand strategy, emerging powers, and the geopolitics of energy. Elgin received her undergraduate degree from Princeton, where she wrote her thesis on the effects of the U.S. military presence in Central Asia on Chinese and Russian actions in the region. She speaks Swedish, French, and Russian.
Adrià Albareda has a MSc in International Relations (Barcelona Institute for International Studies) and a BA in Political Sciences (Autonomous University of Barcelona). He is a Research Associate at the Institute for Public Governance and Management of ESADE Business School (Ramon Llull University). Albareda is working on research projects bearing on European governance, interest groups, public management, and management of networks. He has co-authored a book published by Oxford University Press on the governance of addictions. Albareda has previously worked at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB), at the South Korean Embassy in Madrid, and at the Spanish Ministry of Defense.
Susanna Salvador i Iborra holds a degree in Political and Administrative Sciences and a Master in Business Administration from ESADE. After having successfully completed her Master in Research at ESADE, she was selected by the school’s doctoral committee and is now a third year PhD candidate at ESADE working with ESADEgeo and the IGDP research group. Her academic experience is complemented by a professional career that has enabled her to develop a range of responsibilities in public administration and non-governmental organizations, as well as in the business field. During the last year, Salvador I Iborra’s research has focused on the governance of public networks. Under the supervision of her PhD thesis supervisor, Angel-Saz Carranza, she is currently working on several paper-projects related to this topic.
Ryan Federo is a PhD candidate in Management Sciences at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He obtained his Master of Research in Management Sciences at ESADE, Master of Science in Maritime Affairs specializing in Maritime Law and Policy at the World Maritime University (WMU) - Malmö (Sweden) and his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Philippines. Ryan's research interest focuses on the application of strategic management in international governmental organizations (IGOs). His current work explores how strategic planning approaches popular among businesses are to be transposed in IGOs, the governance mechanisms of IGOs - specifically the antecedents and characteristics of their executive boards - and their effect on organizational performance, and the types and dimensions of performance of IGOs. Federo also has an inclination for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), with one of his current working papers using this technique.
Marie Vandendriessche is a Researcher and Project Manager at ESADEgeo and holds an MA in International Relations from IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals), where she wrote her thesis on the EU’s influence in the climate change regime. She has also completed Executive Training at the European University Institute (Florence). At ESADEgeo, she has contributed to various research lines, including a large-N quantitative study on the organizational design of international organizations. Currently, she focuses on research on global energy governance and geopolitics, having recently published a chapter with Angel Saz-Carranza at Brookings Institution Press, as well as research for ESADEgeo’s president Javier Solana, and project management (of the Jean Monnet project MEKBiz, among others).