David Gago-Saldaña received a PhD in Economics from the University of Alcalá (European Mention) and was awarded the XI Victor Mendoza Prize for the Best Thesis by the Institute of Economic Studies in 2010. He holds an MsC in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and a degree in Economics from the University of Alcalá (Spain, Prize of Excellence).
Formerly he worked for the World Bank on projects on innovation and competitiveness in services promotion for Latin America (2014-2015). He was Director of Analysis and Outlook at Fundación Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV) (2011-2014) and Advisor for the State Secretary for Telecommunications and the Information Society (SSTIS) in Spain (2008-2010). During 2002-2008 he worked in strategic/economic consultancy firms.
He holds a strong publication/research background in the fields of economic analysis, innovation in services (particularly the education sector) and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and their impacts.