Gracia Díez, Mercedes

Department: Quantitative methods


Full Professor in Econometrics (1992). MS in Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1978) and Ph.D in Economics at New York University (1986). She is a Full Professor in CUNEF since 2000, Chairperson of the Degree in Business Administration since 2014 and Director ot the Department of Quantitative Methods since 2011.She has developed her academic carrier at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (on leave since 2011) being the Chairperson of Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (1999-2006).

She has been an independent member of the Board of Directors in Abengoa S.A. (2005-2016), Head of the Department of Balance Management in CajaMadrid (1996-1999) and Manager of the area of Economics and Law in the Spanish Commission of Science and Technology (1993-1996).


Ph. D. in Economics (1986). New York University, USA.

New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Assistant in the User Services Department.  Mainframe Computer System in statistics  and econometrics programs (1985-1986).

MS in Economics (1978). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Research Interests

Econometrics, Microeconometrics and Statistics.


ABENGOA S.A. Independent member of the Board of Directors (2005-2016).

CAJA MADRID. Director of the Department of Balance Management (1996-1999).

Spanish Commission of Science and Technology. Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP). Manager of the Area of Economics and Law (1994-1996).

Publications in Scientific Journals

Flores R., Gracia-Díez M. y Pérez Amaral T. (1999) "The Economic Impact of Investment in Infrastructure of Telecomms in Spain 64-93", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 3, 1, 35-48.

Flores R. Gracia-Díez M. y Pérez Amaral T. (1998) "Public Capital Stock and Economic Growth: an Analysis of the Spanish Economy", Applied Economics, 30, 985-994.

Gracia-Díez M. Y Serrano G. (1994) "Observaciones Anómalas en Modelos de Elección Binaria", Estadística Española, 36, 135, 115-141.

Gracia-Díez M. (1991)"A Qualitative Analysis of Unemployment in Spain", Review of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations, 5, 2, 159-173.

Gracia-Díez M.(1989) "Compositional Changes of the Labor Force and the Increase of the Unemployment Rate: an Estimate for the U.S.", Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 7, 2, 237-243.


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