Santos Ruesga
M: the Spanish Language Network

Santos Ruesga is Professor of Applied Economics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has taught in numerous academic centers in multiple countries in Europe (Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, etc.), North America (Mexico and USA), Latin America (Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, etc.), and Asia (China and Japan). As a researcher in socio-economics, he has specialized in the study of labor relations, the informal economy, and Latin American economies, from macroeconomic and empirical perspectives. On these topics, he has published a large number of books and articles in academic and professional journals and has participated in more than a hundred international and national scientific congresses. He is also a prolific organizer of scientific events, serving on numerous scientific councils at international congresses and meetings, and participating in more than a dozen editorial and advisory boards of scientific journals in various countries.

Likewise, he dedicates a significant intellectual effort to the work of knowledge transfer, having given numerous lectures, written several hundred newspaper articles, carried out technical reports (European Union, Spanish Government, World Bank, etc.), advised public and private organizations, and organized multiple informative events.

He was a member of the Superior Council of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy for ten years (2000-2010) and was Vice Chairman of the Menéndez Pelayo International University of Spain (200-2004). Currently, he leads a Research Group named Labour Socioeconomics, which brings together researchers from various countries.

He has been a member of the SASE since 2006; served on SASE’s Executive Council between 2012 and 2018; founded and coordinated its Ibero-American regional meetings (UNAM-Mexico-2013; UFRGS-Porto Alegre-Brazil, 2015; UTB-Cartagena de Indias – Colombia, 2017; UNC-Costa Rica- 2019; UNMSM-Peru-2021); served as local organizer of the 22nd SASE Annual Meeting (Madrid, 2011); and has been co-organizer of Network M (Spanish Language) since 2010.

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