He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Zaragoza and a PhD in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is Professor of the Foundations of Economic Analysis at the UNED, where he was Director of the International PhD School and where he currently coordinates the Doctoral Programme in Economics and Business. He was Director General of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Director of the FEDEA-BBVA Chair of New Consumers at the Foundation for Applied Economics Studies. He is currently an Affiliate Researcher at Economics for Energy. The areas in which he has developed his research include the analysis of the behaviour of individuals in consumer decisions and job offers, as well as in the simulation and evaluation of the effects of public policies. He has been and is a Member of the Scientific Committee or of the Advisory Committee or Editor of several academic journals and he has published the results of his research in national and international journals in his specialty.