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Luis Servén Díez

Governing Council member


Place and date of birth

Madrid, 1 June 1956

Academic qualifications, distinctions and awards

  • 1978 Degree in Economics from the Madrid Complutense University
  • 1986 PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Career details

  • From 2021 Member of the Banco de España’s Governing Council
  • From 2020 Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI). Senior Research Associate
  • From 2019 IE University, Lecturer in the Advanced Seminars Programme
  • From 2018Member of the Global Knowledge Report Advisory Board
  • 2005 - 2019 World Bank, Senior Adviser and Manager of the Macroeconomics and Growth Research Program

    Member of the World Bank Research Committee

    Member of the World Bank Editorial Board

    Member of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Development Forum

  • 2013 - 2014 World Bank, Acting Manager of the Research Department
  • 2004 - 2016 Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI). Lecturer at the Economics and Finance Summer School
  • 1998 - 2004 Word Bank, Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 1988 - 1997 World Bank, Lead Economist (formerly Senior Economist and Economist)
  • 1987 - 1988 Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI). Associate Professor
  • 1986 - 1988Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA). Senior Reseracher
  • 1985 - 1986Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Associate Professor
  • 1979 - 1981 Madrid Complutense University. Assistant Lecturer


  • He has published around ten books and more than fifty articles and contributions in professional journals and collective volumes
  • He has been co-editor of the World Bank Economic Review and the World Bank Research Observer


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