Secretary General of the Treasury and International Financing, Spain
Carlos Cuerpo was appointed Secretary General of Spanish Treasury on August 24, 2021. Under his purview are the Spanish Debt Management Office, the regulation of the financial sector and the relations with international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, among others. He is also in charge of the economic and financial relations with the EU and is a member of the Economic and Financial Committee.
Before joining the Treasury, Mr. Cuerpo was General Director of Macroeconomic Analysis at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and chaired the Output Gap Working Group of the Economic Policy Committee. Prior to his appointment as General Director, he served at the Spanish Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) as Deputy Director of Public Debt and later as Director of the Economic Analysis Division between 2014 and 2020.
Previously, Mr. Cuerpo held positions at the General Directorate of Macroeconomic Analysis and in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, with responsibilities related to the monitoring and analysis of the housing market and private sector borrowing patterns, in the framework of the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure.
Carlos Cuerpo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Extremadura. He joined the Spanish Corps of State Economists in 2008.
Rewriting the rulebook of the EU fiscal framework
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