Jaime García-Legaz

Secretary of State for Trade, Government of Spain


Jaime García-Legaz was appointed Secretary of State for Trade of the Spanish Government on 23 December 2011.

He graduated in Economics from CUNEF (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Previously, he was an Economist at the Research Department of the Bank of Spain and deputy Director-General of the Public Debt Department at the Treasury of the Ministry of Economy and Finance,

García-Legaz was Economic Advisor to the Minister of Economy of the Community of Madrid, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Director of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications, Director-General of Education and Welfare at the Prime Minister’s Office, Director-General of Statistics of the Community of Madrid and Director of Economics and Public Policy at the FAES Foundation. He was also a Consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD.

He is formerly Member of Parliament for Murcia (Spain) and Secretary of the Economy and Finance Committee of the Congress of Deputies.

He is professor of Political Economy at the Complutense University of Madrid, Professor of International Economics at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and Professor at the School of Public Finance, Professor at the European University of Madrid. He is also Coordinator of the Department of Political Ethics and Humanities at the University of S. Antonio in Murcia. He has published over twenty scientific papers in Spanish and American Journals.