Pedro Schwartz, a native of Spain studied Political Science and Economics at the London School of Economics and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He taught there from 1970 to 1992. Currently he serves as Professor Extraordinary at the University San Pablo CEU in Madrid where he directs the Center for Political Economy and Regulation. Prof. Schwartz also teaches at the Madrid Campus of St. Louis University (MO) and presides its Advisory Council. In addition to his academic appointments, Schwartz is Chairman of the Board of the regulated electronic market for the treasury securities MTS, and Executive President of BlueLine SL, a strategy consultancy in the Najeti Group. He is also a member of the Board of the Center fro European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, and an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute, Washington (DC). H.M. Queen Elizabeth II made him an Honorary Officer of the British Empire, in 2003 Schwartz was elected to the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Science of Spain, and was awarded the Rey Jaime I Prize for his contributions to economics in Spain. His numerous publications include, The Essence of Becker (1995), The Euro as Politics (2004), "The Uselessness of Monetary Sovereignty" (2004), or "El euro a debate" (2002), and In Search of Montesquieu. Democracy in Danger (forthcoming).

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