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Carles Manera Erbina

Council Member


Place and date of birth

Palma de Mallorca, 29 June 1957.

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards

  • 2000 PhD in Economics from Barcelona University.
  • 1987 PhD in History from the University of the Balearic Islands.

    Graduate Award for Excellence.

    PhD Award for Excellence.

  • 2003 “Premio Catalunya” for Economics.
  • 2001 Miquel dels Sants Oliver Social Sciences Research Award.
  • 1983 “Ciudad de Palma” Award for Research.

Professional activities

  • From 2020 Member of the Banco de España Audit Committee.

    Council Member of the Banco de España.

  • From 2000 Professor of History and Economic Institutions, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Balearic Islands.
  • 2017-2020 President of the Economic and Social Council of the Balearic Islands.
  • 2016 Visiting Professor at Gdansk University of Technology (Gdansk, Poland).
  • 2012 Visiting Professor at Barcelona University.
  • 2007-2011Minister for the Economy, Finance and Innovation of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands.
  • 1996-2003 Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Planning at the University of the Balearic Islands.
  • 1985-2000 Assistant Lecturer and Tenured Lecturer, University of the Balearic Islands.

Specialist research and publications

  • 1985-2020 Six 6-year periods of research (one on knowledge transfer), Commission no. 8 of the CNEAI.
  • 1987-2007 Head researcher on seven competitive projects, following public tenders.
  • 1986-2017 Head researcher on 11 projects on knowledge transfer, institutions and business.
  • 2005-2021 Senior researcher on four R&D competitive projects at various Spanish universities.
  • 1995-2020 Director of eight completed, and five ongoing, doctoral theses.
  • 2018 Visiting researcher at the European University Institute (Fiésole-Florence).
  • 2016-2017 Visiting researcher at The New School for Social Research (New York).
  • 2011-2012 Visiting researcher at the London School of Economics.

    Author of 10 books and 195 specialist studies on Economics and Economic History, published in national and international journals (with JCR and Scopus, Review of Keynesian Economics, Journal of Postkeynesian Economics, World Economics Journal, Journal of Economic History, Sustainability, Economic History Research, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Économies et Sociétés, Economia Marche, Papeles de Economía Española, Mediterráneo Económico, Cuadernos de Turismo, among others).


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