Calle Hermosilla 59 (3º izq.), 28001 Madrid.
Dr. Schwartz is Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Economics of the University San Pablo CEU in Madrid, where he teaches the History of Economic Thought, and directs the Centre for Political Economy and Regulation. He directs the political economy studies in the Faculty of Political Science of that University. At the Madrid Campus of St. Louis University (Mo) he lectures on the History of Economic Thought, the History of Political Thought and the History and Theory of Central Banking. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Monetary Experts Panel of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament.
He writes a fortnightly column in Expansión of Madrid and a monthly article in ABC of Madrid. He often speaks on the Spanish financial and corporate scene for the BBC and has contributed to the Financial Times. He is a frequent lecturer on economics and on company strategy.
His main business activity is as member of the Spanish Advisory Board of the Cap Gemini (Spain) Consultancy.
Other activities include being a member of the Board of CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels), a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society; and in the US, an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute.
In September 1990, H.M. Queen Elisabeth II made him an Honorary Officer of the British Empire. In February 2003, he was elected to the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of Spain, and in that same year was awarded the Rey Jaime I Prize for contributions to economics in Spain.
He has just published the book In Search of Montesquieu: Democracy in Danger (Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid), soon to come out in English.
Summary of his professional experience
In the academic field, Dr. Pedro Schwartz worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Spain for ten years. Before holding a chair at Universidad San Pablo CEU, he was professor at the Economics Faculties of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1970-1992) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1992-2003).
In the field of politics founded the Unión Liberal Party and was a member of the Spanish Chamber of Deputies from 1982 to 1986, in the Conservative interest.
In the field of business, after leaving politics, he was chief economist at the Stock Exchange brokers Iberagentes and then for seven years chairman of the fund managers Fincorp Gestión. In the field of communications and information technologies he was president of Fundesco (the Telefónica Foundation), and the IT companies Servicom SA, and Interdomain SA. Then for five years he was executive consultant at the IT firm DMR Consulting. Until recently he was Chairman the Board of the regulated electronic Market for Treasury Securities MTS Spain and Executive President of BlueLine SL, a strategy consultancy.
Along the years he has set up or worked for a number of economic think tanks: Instituto de Economía de Mercado, Instituto de Estudios de Libre Comercio, and still going strong the Centre for Political Economy and Regulation at Universidad San Pablo CEU.
1972 The London School of Economics: Master of Science in Economics
1966 Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Doctor of Laws
1965 The London School of Economics: Ph.D. in Political Science
1957 Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Bachelor of Laws
At the Universidad San Pablo CEU of Madrid: professor extraordinary in the Faculty of Economics and Business, where he chairs the department of History and Economic Institutions; and coordinates Economic and Fiscal studies at the Faculty of Political Science.
Visiting professor at the Department of Social Sciences at the Madrid Campus of St. Louis University (Mo), where he teaches on the History of Ideas and the History and Theory of Central Banking.
Member of the Advisory Board of Cap Gemini Spain.
Member of the Board of Directors of Brussels’s Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS.
Member of the Mont Pèlerin Society.
Adjunct Scholar of Cato Institute, Washington DC.
Patron of the Fundación Internacional para la Libertad.
In September 1990, HM Queen Elisabeth II made him an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
In February 2003 was elected Academician of the Spanish Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.
In November 2003 he received the Jaime I Prize for Economics.
Career Details: Current appointments marked with an asterisk
2007- *Member of the Advisory Board of Cap Gemini, Spain.
2007- *Part time professor at the Madrid Campus of St. Louis University, where he teaches the History of Ideas and the History and Theory of Central Banking
2006 - *Head of the History and Economic Institutions Department, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid.
2006 - *Coordinator of Economic and Fiscal Studies at the Faculty of Political Science, Universidad San Pablo CEU
2005 - *Professor Extraordinary, Universidad San Pablo CEU and Director of its Centre for Political Economy and Regulation.
2004 - 2007 President of BlueLine, the strategy consultancy of the Najeti Group
2003 - 2005 Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Universidad San Pablo CEU
2003 - 2007 Chairman, Market for Treasury Securities MTS Spain, SON, SA.
2001 - 2005 Chairman, Fundación DMR Consulting (Spain).
2000 - 2005 Member, Advisory Board, DMR Consulting (Spain).
2000 - *Member of the Board of Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS, Brussels.
1999 - 2002 Chairman, Interdomain SA.
1996 - 1999 Executive President, Fundesco, the Foundation of Telefónica SA.
1995 - 2002 Chairman, Fincorp Gestión, SGC, SA.
1995 - 1996 Chairman, Servicom SA.
1995- 1996 Chairman, Advisory Board, National Economic Research Associates NERA (Spain).
1994 - 2007 Chairman of the Advisory Council of St. Louis University Mo. Madrid Campus.
1993 - 2005 Director, Foreign & Colonial Eurotrust PLC, London
1993 - 2003 Chairman, then Executive Chairman, IDELCO (Instituto de Estudios de Libre Comercio).
1992- 2003 Professor of Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
1992 - 1995 Executive Vice President, National Economic Research Associates NERA (Spain).
1991 - 1994 Director, Iberagentes Fondos SGIIC, SA.
1986 - 1992 Executive Vice President and Principal Economist, Iberagentes SVyB.
1982 - 2005 Member of the Trilateral Commission.
1982 - 1986 Member of the Congress of Deputies in the Conservative interest.
1978 - 1982 Executive Director, “Instituto de Economía de Mercado”.
1974 - 1980 Associate Fellow, University College London, the Jeremy Bentham Project.
1970 - 1992 Professor of the History of Economic Thought, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
1967 - 1977 Economist, Research Department of the Bank of Spain.
1965 - 1967 Secretary of the Ford Foundation Seminars at the Sociedad de Estudios y Publicaciones of Banco Urquijo.
1961 Translation of The Poverty of Historicism by K. Popper. Madrid.
1968 La nueva economía política de John Stuart Mill. Madrid.
1972 The New Political Economy of John Stuart Mill. London
1977 Editor of El producto nacional de España en el siglo XX. Madrid.
(a) With Manuel Jesús González: Una historia del Instituto Nacional de Industria. Tecnos, Madrid.
(b) “Libertad y prosperidad: una política de desarrollo anti-inflacionista para España (1979-1981)”. Instituto de Economía de Mercado IEM, Madrid.
(a) “Central Bank Monopoly in the History of Economic Thought”, in Pascal Salin, ed.: Currency competition and Monetary Union. The Hague, 1984.
(b) Empresa y Libertad, IEM, Madrid (revised edition, 1981).
1981 Editor: Shadow European Economic Policy Committee: Una economía maniatada. El problema económico español: algunos pasos para su solución, 1981-1984. IEM, Madrid.
1987 “The Market and the Metamarket: a Review of the Contributions of the Economic Theory of Property Rights”, in Socialism: Institutional, Philosophical and Economic Issues, Svetozar Pejovich, ed., Boston.
1992 (a) “Spain: monetary and financial system”, in New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance.
(b) “Productividad y competencia: índice y causa”, in Boletín del Círculo de Empresarios, nº 56.
1993 Editor with Carlos Rodríguez Braun and Fernando Méndez: Encuentro con Karl Popper. Madrid.
(a) “Los límites de la razón: Karl Popper ante la hybris del hombre moderno”, in Homenaje a Karl Popper. FAES, Madrid.
(b) Ramón Febrero and Pedro Schwartz, eds.: The Essence of Becker, The Hoover Institution, California.
1997 (a) Back from the Brink: An Appeal to Fellow Europeans Over Monetary Union, Wincott Lecture, Institute of Economic Affairs, London.
(b) Ignacio Gutiérrez Hevia and Pedro Schwartz: “Minimum wages in Spain”, in Economic Affairs, XVII, 2 , London.
(c) With Pablo Martín Aceña: El primer banco español en Gran Bretaña: cincuenta años de historia de la Sucursal del Banco de Bilbao en Londres, 1918-1968. Madrid.
1998 Nuevos ensayos liberales, with a foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa. Espasa, Madrid.
(a) “La ciencia económica en la España del siglo XVI” in Felipe II, la Ciencia y la Técnica, E. Martínez Ruiz, ed. Actas, Madrid.
(b) El grado de concentración de la distribución comercial en España: ¿Peligra la competencia? IDELCO, Madrid.
(c) With F. Fernández Marugán, Intoductory essay and edition of Ensayo económico sobre el sistema de la moneda-papel y sobre el crédito público by José Alonso Ortiz . Madrid.
(d) Introductory essay and edition of De la libertad del comercio by José Joaquín de Mora . Madrid.
2000 (a) Entre dos siglos y otros escritos inconvenientes. Unión Editorial, Madrid.
(b) “A new Bretton Woods or Monetary Competition?, Cato Journal, The Cato Institute, Washington DC.
2001 (a) “The Wealth of Nations Censored: early translations in Spain”, en Antoin E. Murphy y Renée Prendergast, editors: Contributions to the History of EconomicThought: Essays in honour of R.D.C. Black. Routledge. Londres y Nueva York.
(b) El comercio internacional en la historia del pensamiento económico. Instituto Universitario de Economía de Mercado, DT 2001-3. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
(a) “El euro a debate”, en Círculo de Empresarios: El papel de España en una Unión Europea ampliada. Madrid.
(b) Competencia y bienestar. IDELCO, Madrid.
2003 “Proteccionismo y nacionalismo en el pensamiento de Canovas del Castillo”, in J.R. Portella, ed: España, un hecho. FAES, Madrid.
2004 (a) The Euro as Politics. The Institute of Economic Affairs, London.
(b) “The Uselessness of Monetary Sovereignty”, in Cato Journal, vol. 24, nrs. 1-2, (Spring-Summer), pgs. 107-121.
(c) “El futuro del Euro”, en Estudios en homenaje a Luis Ángel Rojo. Vol. II: Economía y cambio histórico. José Pérez Fernández, Carlos Sebastián Gasón y Pedro Tedde de Lorca, eds. Editorial Complutense. Madrid.
2005 Democracia y mundialización. Discurso de recepción en la Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas.
2006 (a) With Francisco Cabrillo y Jaime García Legaz: The Case for an Open Atlantic Prosperity Area. FAES, Madrid.
(b) “Evolution and Emergence in Hayek’s Social Philosophy”, Ordo, Bd. 57, pgs. 6-17.
(c) “Oliver Twist, vícitma de las Leyes de Pobres”, en L. Perdices y Manuel Santos, comps.: Economía y Literatura. Ecobook, Madrid, págs. 229-250.
2007 (a) En busca de Montesquieu. La democracia en peligro. Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid.
(b) “Bentham on Public Choice: utility, sinister interests and the agency problem in democracy”, in J. Casas and P. Schwartz, eds.: Problems of Democracy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.