Clara Belén García Fernández-Muro



  • 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;
    • Visiting researcher for 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; and
    • Short work periods at organisations such as the Research Center for Sustainable Development and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing).
  • University management positions in the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, UCM: first as a member and then as Deputy Coordinator of the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme in Economics, 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, from 2014 to 2016.
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, between 2012 to 2014.
  • 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.