José Luis Escrivá is the first President of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) in Spain. He was appointed in March 2014. He currently also serves as Chair of the EU Network of Independent Fiscal Institutions, a position he took up in November 2015.
He started his career at the Banco de España, where he held various positions in the Research Department, and later in Europe, where he actively participated in the process of monetary integration, since 1993, as an adviser to the European Monetary Institute. With the start of the Monetary Union he became Head of the Monetary Policy Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Between 2012 and 2014 he was the Chief Representative for the Americas at the Basel-based Bank for International Settlements.
Between 2004 and 2012 he worked at the BBVA banking group, first as its global Chief-Economist and Director of the Research Department, and from 2010 as the Managing Director responsible for Global Public Finance.
He holds a degree in Economics from the Complutense University in Madrid, with honors and completed post-graduate studies in economic analysis at the same university and in econometrics at the Banco de España. During his career he has published numerous articles and research papers, primarily on financial and monetary matter.