A specialist in the history of international affairs, he has extensively published on several dimensions of Spanish foreign relations (with United States and France); propaganda and public diplomacy; educational and scientific transfers, and military assistance in the Cold War.
He is the author and editor of numerous publications, among the most recent works: Teaching Modernization. Spanish and Latin American Educational Reform in the Cold War (2020, with O. Martín); “La convergence des gouvernements socialistes de la France et de l’Espagne” (2020, in L’adhésion de l’Espagne à la CEE, 1975-1986); Ciencia en Transición. El lastre franquista ante el reto de la modernización (2019, with S. López); “Coordenadas de la asistencia militar norteamericana al franquismo en los años cincuenta: entre el deseo y la realidad” (2019, in Ayer); “El factor exterior en la consolidación y desarrollo de la dictadura” (2018, in ¿Qué sabemos del Franquismo? Estudios para comprender la dictadura de Franco); “The Deployment of U.S. Military Assistance to Franco’s Spain: Limited Modernization and Strategic Dependence” (2018, in Cold War History, with P. León); La apertura internacional de España. Entre el franquismo y la democracia (1953-1986) (2016, with R. Martín y R. Pardo); US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain. Selling Democracy? (2015, with F. Rodríguez y N. Cull); “Modernizadores y tecnócratas. Estados Unidos ante la política educativa y científica de la España del desarrollo” (2015, in Historia y Política).
Is a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Institute of Studies about Science and Technology (iECYT) of the University of Salamanca (Spain), where he currently carries out his research in the area of economic history. He investigates the role of foreign assistance in the modernization of the Castilian-Leonese agri-food sector. Prior to joining the University of Salamanca, he held academic positions at the following institutions: University of Bologna (Italy), TOBB University (Turkey), UNYT (Albania), University of Tartu (Estonia), and a visiting researcher position at University of Extremadura (Spain). Regarding the educational background, he holds a PhD in Economics and Business from University of Granada (Spain). Previously he also earned two master’s degrees in areas of Economics and Business after having graduated in Finance and Accounting.
His research interests cover a wide range of diverse, but interrelated topics, among which the following can be highlighted: economic history, agri-food economics, economics of science, economics of education, philosophy of economics. He has published his research in book chapters and in leading international journals, such as Research Policy.