An economist by training, Antonio Argandoña received his Ph.D. in Economics and Management (summa cum laude) from the University of Barcelona in 1969. He is a member of Spain's Royal Academy of Economics and Finance (1999).
Antonio Argandoña is a member of the Advisory Board of the Catalan Finance Institute (ICF), chairman of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the Economists Association of Catalonia, member of the Commission on Corporate Social Responsibility and Anti-Corruption of the Paris International Chamber of Commerce, member of the Arbitration Tribunal of Catalonia (TATC), and member of the Ethical Standards Committee of AENOR. He also serves on the ethics committees of various financial institutions, business associations and media, as well as on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, and Journal of International Business Education, among other scientific publications. In addition, he is director of IESE Insight and IESE Alumni Magazine.
His research activity was recognized in 2008 by the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) and the Aspen Institute for Business in Society, which granted him the Life Achievement Award for his fruitful career. He has also been acknowledged as the world's third most prominent author in business ethics and CSR between 1999 and 2008 (K.C. Chan, H-G. Fung and J. Yan, "Business ethics research: a global perspective", Journal of Business Ethics, 2009). In 2008, the Financial Studies Institute (IEF) awarded him the Prize for outstanding personal achievement in financial education.
He has published numerous books and articles on macroeconomics, monetary economics, the Spanish and international economy, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.