Clara Belén García Fernández-Muro


Education and academic position:

  • Graduate (1997) and PhD (2002) in Economics and Business Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Specialisation in International Economics and Development.
  • Associate Professor, Applied Economics, Structure and History Department, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, UCM. 

Research activity:

  • Three research periods (2003-2008, 2009-2014 and 2016-2021) recognised by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI).
  • Research on the energy industry, productive development and financial systems. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and publications and she has contributed to numerous conferences and seminars.
  • Associate Editor (2003-2005) and Editor-in-Chief (since 2024) of the Journal of World Economics (SSCI-indexed journal).
  • Research stays of at least three months (amounting to a total of two years) at the Center for China Studies, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley, as well as at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Short residencies (between three weeks and one month) in: Research Center for Sustainable Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing); Faculty of Business and Economics, Malaysian University (Kuala Lumpur); and International Centre for Economic Policy, University of Costa Rica (Heredia).

Academic positions:

  • Participant in the design of the Degree in Sustainability, currently being implemented jointly by several European universities.
  • Participant in the design of the Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Studies, currently in the process of verification by the UCM.
  • First a member and then Deputy Coordinator of the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme in Economics (UCM), between 2014 and 2022.
  • Member of the Academic Committee of the Master’s Degree in International Economics and Development (2008-2011 and 2015-2018).
  • Vice-Dean of Quality Assessment and Undergraduate Studies, (Economics and Business Administration Faculty, UCM) from 2014 to 2016.
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, from 2012 to 2014.

Other professional positions:

  • Between November 2018 and March 2022, Independent Director of the General Council of the Official Credit Institute (ICO).
  • In 2021, member as external advisor of the Qualifying Tribunal in the competitive examinations to the Senior Corps of Commercial Technicians and Economists of the State.