Ángel Ubide, a visiting fellow at the Peterson for International Economics, is an expert on central banking, European affairs, finance and macroeconomic policy, and is the director of global economics for the D. E. Shaw Group, a global investment and technology development firm. Dr. Ubide has been deeply involved in the global economic policy debate: as a member of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group; as board member of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee; as a founding member (2002–12) of the European Central Bank’s Shadow Governing Council; and as associate fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies, where he coauthored several editions of the annual report on the European economy. He has written on international macroeconomics, monetary policy, European policy issues, banking, and exchange rates. Dr. Ubide has been a frequent contributor to the Spanish media, currently as an economic columnist at El Pais, the leading Spanish newspaper, and has also been published or cited in leading global newspapers, including the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal,and Newsweek. His recent work has focused on the dynamics of the global financial crisis, the evolution of global imbalances, and the reform of the international financial architecture.
Dr. Ubide worked for more than a decade at Tudor Investment Corporation, a multistrategy hedge fund management firm. Before that, Dr. Ubide served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and as an associate in McKinsey & Company. Dr. Ubide received a degree in economics and business administration from the University of Zaragoza and his MA and PhD in economics from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).