Miguel Otero Iglesias

Senior Analyst
82 articles published

Miguel Otero-Iglesias is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Professor at IE School of Global and Public Affairs. He is also Research Associate at the EU-Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management in France. Previously he was Assistant Professor in International Political Economy (IPE) at ESSCA in Paris, Adjunct Lecturer at Queen Elisabeth House at the University of Oxford, postdoctoral Research Fellow at LSE and Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, where he obtained his PhD in IPE. He also holds a MA in IPE from the University of Manchester. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (Pontificia Universidade Catolica – PUC of Rio de Janeiro), the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin and the College of Business at Alfaisal University in Riyadh. He is the co-founder and coordinator of the European Think Tank Network of China (ETNC).

Research areas: International Political Economy, broadly speaking. His main areas of expertise are European Monetary Union (EMU) and other regional monetary cooperation projects worldwide; international monetary and financial affairs; Globalisation and its effects; the power triangle between the EU, China and the US; Europe (especially Germany) in the era of the digital revolution, models of capitalism and theories of money and power.

Selected publications: The Euro, the Dollar and the Global Financial Crisis(Routledge,2015); Relaciones España-Alemania (Elcano, 2018); Chinese investment in Europe (ETNC, 2017); How to Fix the Euro (with S. Pickford y F. Steinberg, Chatham House, 2014); “Still waiting for Paris: Germany’s reluctant hegemony in pursuing political union in the Euro Area” (Journal of European Integration, 2017); “Stateless Euro: The Euro Crisis and the Revenge of the Chartalist Theory of Money” (Journal of Common Market Studies, 2015); “EU-China Collaboration in the Reform of the International Monetary System: Much Ado About Nothing?” (with M. Zhang, The World Economy, 2014); “The Euro for China: Too important to fail and too difficult to rescue” (The Pacific Review, 2014); “Is the Dollar Becoming a Negotiated Currency? Evidence from the Emerging Markets” (with F. Steinberg, New Political Economy, 2013); “Reframing the Euro vs. Dollar Debate through the Perceptions of Financial Elites in Key Dollar-Holding Countries” (with F. Steinberg, Review of International Political Economy, 2013).

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  • Roundtable ‘Korea’s economic security pathway: takeaways and opportunities for Europe’ (2024)
  • Presentation of the Elcano Report ‘The European economic model amid the return of geopolitics: diagnosis and proposals for reform’ (2024)
  • Spanish Pre-Presidency Conference (2023)
  • Webinar ‘Envisioning a future EU-Japan Digital Partnership: A stepping stone towards greater influence in the digital transition?’ (2022)
  • Panel discussion “After COVID-19: a most wanted recovery” (2021)

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