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'The new growth phase of the Spanish economy: investment opportunities' by Gonzalo Bernardos


The ESADE Alumni Tarragona Club invites you to a Refresher Programme workshop, ''The new growth phase of the Spanish economy: investment opportunities'', by Gonzalo Bernardos, director and visiting professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

In 2015, the Spanish economy entered a new growth phase. A sluggish macroeconomic recovery quickly accelerated primarily on account of four factors in the international scenario: the slump in oil prices, the considerable depreciation of the euro, the purchase of public and some private bonds by the ECB, and the shift of tourists from some Maghreb countries and Turkey to Spain.

Gonzalo reckons that the Spanish economy will grow at an average rate of about 3% from 2017 to 2020. The favourable winds boosting the international economy will die down somewhat and be partly replaced by higher domestic demand driven mainly by higher household spending and higher private investment and particularly the return of investment in the construction industry to normal levels.

In his talk, Gonzalo Bernardo will analyze the key factors in this new growth phase and also the opportunities and risks of investing in a variety of assets: variable income, fixed income, housing, other types of property, foreign currency and gold.



Gonzalo Bernardos Domínguez

He's guest professor/executive at ESADE. PhD in Economics (University of Barcelona, 1994). Excellent Cum Laude and outstanding award of the School of Economics.
Associate professor, Department of Economic Theory, University of Barcelona (UB)
Professor, UOC  (Open University of Catalonia)
Professor, IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals)
Profesor, Business, Marketing and Finance School, Bilbao
Vice chancellor of Economics (UB) (Jan. 2010 – Oct. 2012)
Commissioner of Economic Resources (Nov. 2008 – Dec. 2009)
Member of Rector’s Team (UB) (Nov. 2008 – Oct. 2012)
Director of the Master in Property Consulting and Advisory Services (UB)
Director of the Master in Franchise Creation, Management and Development (UB)
Director of the Master in Personal Development and Leadership (UB)
Researcher at CREB (economics of wellbeing  research centre), (UB)
Creator of Certificate in Property and Construction Studies (UB)
Director of the  Forcadell – UB Property Report
Regular participant in TV programmes Al Rojo Vivo, Más Vale Tarde, La Sexta Noche (La Sexta), 8 al Día (TV8) and the radio programme El Món a RAC 1  (RAC 1)
Regular contributor to the blog Voces Económicas.
Has been a regular contributor to the TV programmes Espejo Público (Antena 3), Queremos Opinar (Intereconomía), Divendres (TV3), La Rambla (BTV) and Catalunya Opina (Canal Català)
Has collaborated in the radio programmes La Nit a RAC 1 and Via Lliure (RAC 1), El Matí de Catalunya Radio (Catalunya Radio) and El Matí a Quatre Bandes (Radio 4)
Has been a regular contributor to Expansión, El Periódico and Ara.
Has published 27 books and leading reports including particularly La Gran Mentira de l’Economia (Ed. Destino), ¿Cómo Invertir con Éxito en el Mercado Inmobiliario? (Ed. Netbiblo),  Estrategias de Desarrollo Económico para la Provincia de Lleida (Ed. Diputació de Lleida) and ¿Cómo Comprar una Vivienda en España (Ed. Infoaccia).
Has published 253 articles in Spain’s main newspapers and journals.
Has given 297 conferences about the economics of the property market, the Spanish economy, the international economy and business strategy.



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