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Current position
Reseacher Scientist of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), joint institute of the CSIC and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).

Academic Degrees
1995 Graduate in Economics, specialism in Contextual Economics and Public Sector at the University of Valencia.
1998 Diploma of Advance Higher Education Studies at the University of Valencia. Minor Thesis: “Wives labour supply”. Applications of limited dependent variable procedure combining two different but complementary data bases: Spanish Labour Force Survey (“EPA”) and the Spanish Family Expenditure Survey (“EPF”).
2003 Doctor in Economics (European Doctorate) at the University of Valencia. Inter-departmental doctorate of Economic Analysis and Applied Economic. Her thesis “Labour Market Analysis for European Higher Education Graduates”, which was completed in 18 months – analysed the job benefits (monetary and non-monetary) of higher education graduates, and the mismatch among competences and job requirements. This doctoral research used the CHEERS data base.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
November 1996 – June 1998. Predoctoral Fellowship at the Valencian Institue of Economic Researchers (“IVIE”). It allowed me to start the doctoral courses at the University of Valencia, and to start an active collaboration with some European experts in the field of Economics of Education.
July 1999 – August 1999. Summer Internship Program, World Bank, Washington, DC., (US). It allowed me to start an active collaboration with international experts in the field of Education and Human Development.
February 2002 – January 2004. Predoctoral Fellowship at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). It allowed me to develop my PhD.
June 2003 – August 2003. Predoctoral Fellowship at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (The Netherlands). It allowed me to expand my knowledge in novel analysis of human capital competences.
July 2008 (15 days). Postdoctoral Fellowship at ROA, Maastricht (The Netherlands). It allowed me to study in depth the evaluation of complex competences among European young higher education graduates.

Research Experience
Private Sphere. November 1996 – June 1999. Initial research position at the “IVIE”. Expertise Area: Higher Education – Human Capital Development and Labour Market Analysis.
International Sphere. July 1999 – December 2001. Internal Consultant at the World Bank, Washington, DC. She worked in the Social Human Development (SHD) – Education Department in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCSHE), and in the Human Development Network (HDN) – Education Department in the Middle East and North of Africa Region (HDNED). Expertise Area: Primary and Secondary Education – Education and Human Development.
Public Sphere. Since 2002 at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Expertise Area: Innovation Management – Socioeconomic impact of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs); University-Industry linkages; Analysis of Human Capital Competencies – Surpluses and Shortages; Strategic Planning; Assessment of HEIs Performance through Indicators System.

Scientific Publications
Author of 14 articles published in international refereed journal (Higher Education, Journal of HE, Research in Higher Education, Research Policy, Regional Studies, Scientometrics and World Development), 7 articles in international journals, 2 articles in national reviews, 8 book chapters and two monographs.
Over 65 contributions to Proceedings of international conferences, workshops, forums and others, 11 participations as invited lecturer (for more detail see section on early achievement track record).

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ORCID code: 0000-0002-9745-0563

Teaching and Supervision Activities
Over 8 years of experience at the Advanced School of Business Research and Marketing – ESIC-Valencia as associate professor, giving lectures on Bachelor’s degree courses. Over 2 years of experience at the Technical University of Valencia giving lectures on Master’s courses. Academic activity is related to innovation and technology management, and knowledge transfer in higher education institutions.
During this time I supervised: (i) one PhD, in 2010, working on analysis of the teaching and research trade-offs at Spanish universities; the student was awarded cum laude; (ii) two master dissertations, one in 2007 on the indicators system as a way to assess the performance of higher education institutions, and the other in 2006 on the evolution of Spanish universities’ efficiency over time; (iii) three final undergraduate degree dissertations, one in 2010 focused on the relationship of the university with its socio-economic environment, and two in 2006 focused on the productivity and efficiency analysis of the public research centres.

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Análisis de las actividades de investigación y desarrollo y de cooperación entre las comunidades académica y empresarial de la Comunidad Valenciana
García-Aracil,A.;Fernández-de-Lucio,I.;Azagra-Caro,J.M., 2002. In: Revista valenciana d'estudis autonòmics.

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Study provision and study conditions among young European higher education graduates
28th Annual EAIR Forum ? Who Runs Higher Education in a Competitive World?. 30 agosto-1 septiembre
Evolution and Relative Efficiency Measurement among Spanish Universities
IV North American Productivity Workshop. 27-30 junio
Assessment of the excellent research group performance
DRUID Summer Conference 2006 Knowledge, Innovation and Competitiveness: Dynamics of Firms, Networks, Regions and Institutions?. Theme H: Institutional change and performance. 18-20 junio 2006
The Spanish university system: a case of regional differences
2nd Annual Conference PRIME. 6-10 Febrero
Gender Differentials in Earnings for Young European Higher Education Graduates
European Research Network on Transitions in Youth - Thirteenth Annual Workshop. 8-10 Septiembre 2005
Gender differencials in competences payoffs for young European higher education graduates
27th Annual EAIR Forum- Enduring Values and New Challenges in Higher Education. 28-31 Agosto 2005
Assessing the research performance in excellent research groups in a peripheral country
27th Annual EAIR Forum-Enduring Values and New Challenges in Higher Education. 28-31 Agosto 2005
The rewards of human capital competences for young European higher education graduates
European Labour Market of Higher Education Graduates: Analysis of the CHEERS Project. 17-18 Junio 2005
Excellence groups in a region with low-level absorptive capacity: a typology of their research performance
5th Triple Helix Conference. 18-21 Mayo 2005
Competences for young European graduates in education: profile, employment and rewards
European Educational Research Association, ECER
Intereses vitales y laborales de los jóvenes graduados europeos
X Conferencia de Sociología de la Educación
Una propuesta de indicadores para la caracterización de las universidades emprendedoras
XIII Jornada de la Asociación de la Economía de la Educación (AEDE)
Monetary rewards and competences of young european graduates
Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) - OCDE - Choices and Responsabilities: Higher Education in the Knowledge Society
Some indicators to measure the regional impact of entrepreneurial universities
26th Annual EAIR Forum Knowledge Society Crossroads
La situación de los jóvenes graduados en España
Jornada Internacional - La transición al trabajo de los jóvenes graduados europeos - 2004
From universities to work: analytical approaches and results. The case of Spain
University-to-work transition in Europe and Italy, Almaurea
Industry-University interaction in Valencia, a peripheral european region
X Seminario Latino Iberoamericano de Gestión Tecnológica ALTEC'2003. 22-24 octubre, 2003
Competences of young european Higher Education graduates: determinants and their payoff
European Research Network on Transitions in Youth
Human capital competences of young european Higher Education graduates: determinants, shortages, surpluses and their payoff
25th EAIR Forum Building Bridges and Enhancing Experience