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Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is the Princesa de Asturias Chair and a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is the Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE. He is a former Head of the Department of Geography and Environment between 2006 and 2009. He is a past-President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2015-2017) and served as Vice-President of the RSAI in 2014. He was also Vice-President (2012-2013) and Secretary (2001-2005) of the European Regional Science Association.

He was awarded the 2018 ERSA Prize in Regional Science, arguably the highest prize in regional science, and has been a holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and of a prestigious Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. In 2019 he received Doctorates Honoris Causa from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Jönköping University (Sweden).

He is an editor of Economic Geography, editor-in-chief of Journal of Geographical Systemsb>, and sits on the editorial board of 33 other scholarly journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geography, human geography, regional science, and management. Between 1999 and 2016 he was an editor of Environment and Planning C, acting as joint chief-editor from 2008 onwards.



3.Jonathan Hopkin
Jonathan Hopkin

Jonathan Hopkin was awarded his doctorate in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in 1995, and held lectureships at the Universities of Bradford, Durham and Birmingham before joining LSE in 2004. He has held various visiting positions in Spain, Italy and the United States, and is also an Associate Fellow of the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center in Italy.

His research has mostly focused on parties and elections in Western Europe (and specifically Italy, Spain and the UK), with particular attention to corruption, political finance, and territorial politics. He is the author of Party Formation and Democratic Transition in Spain (Macmillan 1999), and has published in a range of journals including the European Journal of Political Research, Governance, Party Politics, the Review of International Political Economy and West European Politics. His current research focuses on the emergence of party cartels in advanced democracies, and the relationship of partisan politics to income inequality and welfare state change.



Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo is an Associate Professor in Organisational and Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

Lucia trained as an Organisational Psychologist at the Basque Country Universit before coming to London to conduct research towards a PhD on Cultural Change in Organisations. After a few years in the corporate world as a co-developer and manager of a publishing start up; she returned to academia through several research and consultancy projects focused on change and transitions in organisations. Currently she is looking at the transitions between work, un(der)employment and entrepreneurship that have emerged since the start of the global financial crisis. At LSE, Lucia directs the MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology; convenes the specialist graduate option, Organizational Development (PB433) and is the coordinator of the Organisational Research Group (ORG). Lucia is a Chartered Psychologist (Cpsych), an Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

She is the Section Editor in Psychology and Business Ethics for the Journal of Business Ethics.

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José Javier Olivas Osuna

José Javier Olivas Osuna leads an interdisciplinary comparative project on populism and secessionism at UNED (Madrid) and is a Research at LSE IDEAS. His areas of research include Populism, Spanish politics, Brexit, and Iberian civil-military relations. He holds PhD in Government (LSE), an MSc in Public Policy and Administration (LSE). José Javier previously completed University degrees in Economics (ETEA, Córdoba), Market Research (ETEA) and European Studies (EDHEC, Lille).


4.Joan Roses

Joan Roses

Joan R Roses an economic historian of Modern and Contemporary Europe with interests in historical economic geography, long-run economic growth, well-being, and policy issues.

He holds a PhD degree in History and Civilization from the European University Institute. He is a professor at the Department of Economic History of the LSE, editor of the European Review of Economic History, and fellow of the CEPR and Instituto Figuerola.



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Ginés Marín is a final-year undergraduate student at the London School of Economics. He also works as the Administrator of the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE and as Publications Editor at the LSE Law Review.

He won first prize at Spain’s National Research Contest for Young Scientist (INJUVE), and represented Spain at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and the European Union at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). He has undertaken a research stay at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) and has been research assistant at the London School of Economics.

For any contacts with the Cañada Blanch Research Centre, please contact him at: g.marin-martinez@lse.ac.uk


Current Visiting Researcher


Cristina Carrillo Pulido is a doctoral researcher in Economics, Business and Law within the research line of Sectoral Economics and Development, and a member of the Applied Economics Research Group of the University of Jaén. She is a lecturer in the Department of Business Organisation, Marketing and Sociology at the University of Jaén, where she teaches “Business Administration and Management”, “Production Administration and Management” and “Innovation, Quality and Technology Management”.In addition, she has been working for several years in companies as a business consultant to strengthen the business fabric leading to more innovative, intelligent and sustainable business management models. She also holds a MSc Economic and Territorial Development and a BA Business Management from the University of Jaén.At the Cañada Blanch Centre she is working on deepening her research about the influence of institutional theory on the design, implementation and results of public innovation policies.


Previous Visiting Researchers

Pau Sendra Pons

Pau Sendra Pons is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Corporate Finance of the University of Valencia. He graduated in International Business and holds a Master in Corporate Finance from this institution, both with an extraordinary prize upon graduation. His research focuses on new frontiers in entrepreneurial fundraising, specially crowdfunding, as well as entrepreneurship and gender. He has published articles in international journals including European Research on Management and Business Economics, Service Business and Quality and Quantity. He has been awarded numerous research awards, including the best research from a young researcher by the European Academy of Management and Business Economics or the Fundación Cañada Blanch - London School of Economics research award. Additionally, he serves as Innovation Deputy at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Valencia as well as the Scientific Board of RESOCEM – Research Society on Entrepreneurial Motivation.

Paloma Alonso Stuyck

Paloma Alonso Stuyck holds a PhD in Psychology and is an Associate Professor at the International University of Catalonia.

At the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE, she is designing a workshop for university teachers, with the aim that they teach in their disciplines to read the language of nature. The main hypothesis is that this will mean a significant change in the perception of students about progress and social equity; avoiding polarizations and promoting a systemic view.

Additionally, she works as a family therapist and is a founding member of:

Diego Loras Gimeno


Diego Loras Gimeno is a doctoral researcher and lecturer at Comillas Pontifical University, where he teaches the course "Introduction to Economics for International Relations". His research focuses on how the urban-rural gap affects inequality and poverty in Spain. He has been awarded with the "Miguel Dols Fellows Scheme" as a visiting resarcher at the London School of Economics, where he will deepen in his work on this field.

In addition, he works as a Parliamentary Assistant at the Spanish Congress of Deputies. He has worked as an advisor in the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, as a researcher in the department of studies of Oxfam, and as a research assistant at the ETNOR Foundation for Ethics in Business and Organizations. He writes articles frequently in several newspapers, blogs and other media.

He holds a MSc Economics from the Barcelona School of Economics and a MA Ethics and Democracy and BSc Economics from the University of Valencia. He has been a visiting student at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität (Nürnberg, Germany) and at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya). He did a Program in Leadership for Public Management at IESE Business School (Madrid).



Chiara Burlina

Chiara Burlina

Chiara Burlina is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova. She has worked as a research fellow in Regional Science at the Gran Sasso Science Institute and as a postdoc at the Catholic University of Milan, after completing the PhD in Economics and Management from the University of Padova.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of Applied Microeconomics, Regional Economics, Economic Geography, and Institutions. Her research specifically explores how different economic factors impact the development of regions, based on a quantitative approach. She has collaborated actively with researchers in other disciplines, like creative and cultural economics, innovation, and finance. She has been awarded the LSE-Miguel Dols Fellows Scheme as a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics, where she will deepen in her work on the field of income inequalities.

She has published on international peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Regional ScienceGrowth and ChangeJournal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Tijdschrift Voor Economiesche En Sociale Geografie/Journal of Economic and Social Geography. She has also participated in several research projects as research officer, including HORIZON 2020 on socioeconomic and cultural transformations in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

José Carlos Tenorio Maciá

José Carlos Tenorio Maciá

Doctoral researcher at the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Alicante, in the Department of Contemporary Humanities. His research focuses on the British European policy from 1945 onwards, with special attention to the way the Spanish press have covered the difficult relationship between Britain and the European project during this period.

He holds a MA Contemporary History from the University of Alicante and a BA Journalism from the Madrid Open University. He has been a visiting student at the University of Manchester and at the University of Santiago de Compostela. In 2017 he worked as a trainee in the Press and Communications Department of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.

At the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE, he is working on the conversion of his recently finished PhD thesis into a book.