Omar Licandro is a Research Professor at the Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC), which he first joined in 2009. Since 2013, he has been Secretary General of the International Economic Association (IEA) and the Executive Secretary of the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE). He is a Fellow of CEPR.
He was an associate professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1991-2000, a senior researcher at FEDEA from 1994-2001 and a professor at the European University Institute in Italy from 2001-2009. He has been Associate Editor of Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Investigaciones Economicas and the Spanish Economic Review.
Prof. Licandro served as Research Director of the Barcelona GSE from 2010-12 and the scientific leader of the Barcelona GSE Severo Ochoa Award, 2011-2012.