Aitor Pérez was Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute. Economist and political Scientist, he holds a PhD from the University of Salamanca, an MA in Politics and Democracy (UNED), an MA in European Studies (Royal Institute of European Studies), and a BA in Economics (University of Zaragoza and Paris II).
Research areas: his research is focused on the Sustainable Development Agenda and its financial implications, with a special attention on Spain and the EU. Currently, he participates in three research projects: ‘Aid narratives’, funded by the Gates Foundation; ‘The changing politics of international solidarity in Europe’, in partnership with UNED; and ‘The metrics of illicit financial flows (SDG 16.4)’. Previously, he has conducted research projects on aid effectiveness, reimbursable aid and private sector development.
Selected publications: Aid power and politics (coedited with Iliana Olivié, Routledge 2019); The international aid of subnational governments: the case of Spain (Elcano Royal Institute, WP 10/2018); Innovating Global Governance: bottom-up, the inductive approach (con Andrés Ortega y Angel Sanz-Carranza, T20 2018); Possible Impacts of Brexit on EU Development and Humanitarian Policies, (with Iliana Olivié, European Parliament 2017); Europe Beyond Aid: Europe’s Commitment to International Security (with Félix Arteaga, CGD 2015); Illicit Financial Flows. Policy Responses in Europe and Implications for Developing Countries (with Iliana Olivié, CGD 2015); The cost of non-Europe in development policy. Case study: Morocco (with Iliana Olivié and Rafael Domínguez, European Parliament 2013), and Development outcomes from reimbursable aid to the private sector: a case study in Colombia (with Iliana Olivié, Elcano WP 10/2013).