Santiago López García was born in 1961 in Madrid. He has a degree in History (UAM, 1984), a Ph.D. in Economics (Universidad Complutense, 1994) and has been a university professor in the area of History and Economic Institutions at the University of Salamanca since 1996. Here, he has served as Vice-Chancellor of Programming and Development. He has obtained fellowships and scholarships from the following institutions: Center for Research IBM-UAM, Istanbul University, Institute for Ibero-American Cooperation, City of Madrid and European University Institute in Florence. He has worked on research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Autonomous Community of Madrid, the Volkswagen Foundation, the Chemical Institute of Sarrià, the Public Enterprise Foundation, the Regional Government of Castile & Leon and the European Commission. He has been an advisor to the OECD and also to the Academies of Sciences in Europe. He has written articles in collaboration or by himself published in the following journals: Revista de Historia Industrial, History and Technology, Quaderns d’Historia de l’Enginyeria, Ekonomiaz, Economía Industrial, Información Comercial Española, Business Economic History On-line, Hacienda Pública Española, Revista Anthropos, Revista Empresa y Humanismo, Historia Agraria, Cuadernos de la Economía y Dirección de la Empresa, Transportes, Servicios y Telecomunicaciones y Arbor. He has participated in the following books: Cien años de la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Madrid. Economía y sociedad en las España Moderna y Contemporánea. ¿Qúe intenten ellos?. La industrialización y el desarrollo económico de España. Business History, Theory and Practice. El Instituto Químico de Sarrià (1916-1992). Historia económica de la empresa. Tècnics i Tecnologia en el Desenvolupament de la Catalunya Contemporánea, Historia económica regional de España siglos XIX y XX. Historia empresarial. Pasado, presente y retos de futuro. Technology and Human Capital in Historical Perspective. La empresa multinacional española. El espacio común de conocimiento de la Unión Europea. He has presented papers at international meetings or conferences in Toulouse (France), Lund (Sweden), Glasgow (United Kingdom), Bogotá (Colombia), Seoul (Korea) and Lowell (USA). He has served on organizing and/or scientific committees for the following conferences:Dynamics of International Markets and Trade Policies for Development, I Jornades de Tècnica I Societat en el Món in Contemporani, VIII International Congress for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage, I Symposium on the History of Business “Ciudad de Salamanca,” First International Congress History of the Iberian Company. He has collaborated on the following exhibitions: Cien años de la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Madrid, España 200 años de tecnología y Arqueología Industrial y Ferroviaria en Castilla-La Mancha 1850-1936. ). He has also worked for the company Area and Systems S.A.
In relation to Ibero-America, he worked on the writing team for Pensamiento Iberoamericano. Revista de Economía Política between 1988 and 1992 in the Sociedad Estatal Quinto Centenario . There, with Carlos Abad, Miguel Carrera and Encarna Collar he developed the Thesaurus of Economic Articles for the major Ibero-American journals. Subsequently he has worked on the internationalization of Spanish companies, particularly in the telecommunications industry, throughout Ibero-America.
At present, he is researching the behavior of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) clusters in a collaborative project with the University of the Basque Country and Orkestra-Basque Institute for Competitiveness and institutional economics and property rights convened by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He has recently been appointed editor of the journal Research in Economic History of the Spanish Association of Economic History, supported by the cideCSR thinktank. More about CV