Hugo Rodríguez is a tenured scientist at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC). Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is the Director of the Barcelona GSE Master Program in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets.
Professor Rodríguez's main research area is Monetary Economics. In particular he has worked on the monetary transmission mechanism from two perspectives. On the one hand part of his work deals with understanding how changes in the interest rate affect economic activity. On the other hand he has also analyzed how the way monetary policy is implemented by central banks may influence the behavior of short term interest rates. Another research area is International Economics. He has worked on the analysis of exchange rate target zones and on evaluating the gains from monetary unions.