Alfonso Díez Minguela
Born in Bilbao, I grew up wedged between Valladolid, Villeguillo, and Iscar. Later, I moved to the United Kingdom where I graduated from the University of Kent with a B.A. in Business and Economics. Then, I obtained a M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Warwick. I completed the Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Warwick in 2010. In 2011, I joined the Universitat de València.
I have broad research and teaching interests in the historical roots of economic development.
"Cuentan de un sabio, que un día tan pobre y mísero estaba, que sólo se sustentaba de unas yerbas que cogía.¿Habrá otro, entre sí decía, más pobre y triste que yo? Y cuando el rostro volvió, halló la respuesta, viendo que iba otro sabio cogiendo las hojas que él arrojó"
"Of a sage, who roamed dejected, poor, and wretched, it is said. That one day, his wants being fed By the herbs which he collected. Is there one, (he thus reflected), Poorer than I am to day? Turning round him to survey, He his answer got, detecting A still poorer sage collecting Even the leaves he threw away"
Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1636: 'La vida es sueño')