Dr Carmelo García Pérez holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences (Economics Section) and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Alcalá. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the area of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business in the Department of Economics. At the University of Alcalá, he has held the positions of Secretary of the University School of Business Studies (1995-2006), Director of the Guadalajara Campus (2006-2008), Vice President for Teaching and Students (2008-2010) and Vice President for Students and Sports (2010-2012), and has chaired the Committees on Teaching and Regulations.
From June 2012 to March 2014, he was seconded as Deputy Assistant Director General of Economic Analysis and Forecasts to the General Directorate of Macroeconomic Analysis and International Economics at the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness. During the same period, he was Spain's Chief Delegate to the OECD in the NAEC (New Approaches to Economic Challenges) process and a member of the group of experts of the same name dedicated to designing new approaches in economic policy studies and recommendations issued by that international body. During his time at the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, he was also a Director of the Insurance Compensation Consortium.
He has directed and participated in several research projects, and in teaching innovation projects for adapting teaching and learning methodology to the European Higher Education Area. He is the author of several national and international scientific publications, mostly related to the study and measurement of poverty and inequality, and modelling of personal income distribution. He has undertaken training and research stays at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.