Cobas A.M. Chair for Savings and Pensions.
Holder: Javier Díaz-Giménez
The Cobas A.M. Chair for Savings and Pensions is aimed at promoting knowledge exchange among companies, governments and academics, as well as studying the pension system in Spain and how it compares to other existing systems.
The Chair also aspires to investigate the fiscal reforms required for the long-term sustainability of the system, the corporate responsibility of entities necessary to promote beneficial change, and individual social security tools pertaining to retirement.
This Chair has been possible thanks to the support of Cobas Asset Management.
- Disseminate complementary social security, trying to promote a mixed capitalization and pay-as-you-go model.
- Build knowledge about the limitations of the public pension system and the risks it poses to new generations join the system.
- Delve into the analysis of historical data through big data that gives visibility to proposed theoretical approaches.
- Develop calculation tools that enable estimating the necessary savings based on particular needs at the time of retirement.
Holder of the Chair.
Javier Díaz-Giménez is professor of economics at IESE.
Prof. Díaz-Giménez has dedicated most of his professional life to doing research and teaching macroeconomics. His recent work explores the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal policy and pension system reforms. He has published the results of his research in some of the leading professional journals such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is also the author of the undergraduate textbook Macroeconomía: Primeros Conceptos (Macroeconomics: Primary Concepts).
Prof. Díaz-Giménez has consulted for the Spanish Ministry of Industry and, briefly, for the Economic Bureau of the Prime Minister of Spain.