Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the Autonomous University of Madrid, currently Emeritus Professor. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting professor at the University of Connecticut, Berkeley and Lousiana State in United States. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Antioquia (Colombia), La Plata (Argentina) and Chile-La Frontera (Chile) in Latin-America. As Visiting Professor he has lectured at the “Sorbonne Nouvelle” University (Paris III), the University of Deusto and the University of Navarra. He is an Academician of the Royal Academy of Doctors, Section of Political Sciences and Economy. His research has been recognised with the awarding of positive evaluations for six separate six-year periods of research (sexenios), equivalent to thirty six years of research of the highest quality.
He has authored many books and articles in the area of Accounting and Finance. His most recent research focuses on accounting information standardization and harmonization in the European Union (HARMONIA and INTACCT European Union research projects) and the measurement of firm intangibles to understand and improve innovation management (MERITUM and E*KNOW-NET European Union research projects). As an Economist and Chartered Accountant, his professional opinion has been requested in many important proceedings that involved well-known companies and governmental organizations, amongst which we may cite the following: Rumasa, La Cruz del Campo, La Caixa,, Asesores Bursátiles, Expo 92, AENA, Barcelona City Council, Banesto, Galerías Preciados, PSV, Kurt Konrad, ACESA, Real Betis Balompie, Amper, Lucent Technologies, Iberia LAE, Club Atlético de Madrid, Grupo Santander, Real Madrid, C. F., Sacyr Vallehermoso, Antena 3 TV, Nestle, Unión Fenosa, Grupo CASSA, ACS, General Electric, AEGON, AXA, Ferrovial, FCC, Banco Sabadell, Bankia, Gestamp, Porcelanosa, etc.
He has also actively participated in several working groups that have advised the Government on the reform of commercial regulation in Spain, in particular, on the recent accounting and financial reforms. He was a member of the Committee of experts created by the Ministry of Economy to undertake the reform of accounting regulation in Spain, and he was a member of the Consulting Committee of the Spanish official Institute of Accounting and Auditing (ICAC).
He has been the president of the European Accounting Association and currently, he is the president of the Spanish Accounting and Business Organization Association. He is also president of the editorial board of the Spanish Journal of Accounting and Finance. He was a member of the editorial board of the and the European Accounting Review, Journal of Management and Governance and other International Journals. He has held several academic offices in the past; in particular, he was vice-chancellor of academic issues and President of the Institute of Business Administration at the Autonomous University of Madrid.