Posts Tagged ‘El País’

Immigrant Scientists

Posted: May 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm, Last Updated: May 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

In my latest op-ed in El País (Spain’s leading newspaper) I argue that Spain should celebrate, not lament, the fact that more and more of its scientists go abroad every year. The country’s meager investment in R&D should be cause of great concern (Spain invests 1.2% of its GDP, vs. the OECD average of 2.4% and South […]

Exporting talent, not a bad deal

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

In today’s El País (Spain’s leading daily), I argue that exporting management talent, entrepreneurs and professionals to other countries is not necessarily bad news for Spain.  First, it is a sign of Spain’s competitiveness in certain industries–if Spanish banks or football teams weren’t doing great, no one would pay much attention to Spanish bankers or […]