Professional careers of the speakers

Francisco Andújar is professor of Modern History at the University of Almería. Among its main lines of investigation it is worth mentioning the interest in the sale of charges and corruption during the Ancient Regime. As a result of these investigations he has published the book El sonido del dinero. Monarquía, ejército y venalidad en la España del siglo XVIII and he has edited the books El poder del dinero. Ventas de Cargos y honores en el Antiguo Régimen (Madrid, 2011) and Mérito, venalidad y corrupción en España y América. Siglos XVII-XVIII (Valencia, 2016). He is currently the Principal Investigator of the project ‘Between venality and corruption in the Hispanic Monarchy during the Ancient Regime’. In May 2017 he has coordinated, together with Pilar Ponce Leiva, the International Congress Debates on corruption in the Iberian world (XVI-XVIII centuries).


Isabel Burdiel Is professor of contemporary history at the University of Valencia. She is a specialist in political and cultural history of European liberalism of the nineteenth century and she has been interested in the relations between history and literature and the possibilities of biographical history. Among her most relevant publications Isabel II. Una biografía (1830-1904) (Madrid, Taurus, 2010). She received the National Award in history 2011 for it. She has also published La historia biográfica en Europa. Nuevas perspectivas (Zaragoza, Institución Fernando El Católico, 2015), with Roy Foster.


Mercedes Cabrera  is professor of History of Thought and Social and Political Movements at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her research has focused on the relationships between economy and politics in modern Spanish history, mainly on the business world and political class. She has published, among other relevant books, Juan March, 1880-1962 (Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2011), and with Fernando del Rey, El poder de los empresarios. Política y economía en la España contemporánea (1875-2010) (Barcelona, RBA, 2011).


Francisco Comín Comín is Professor of economic history at the University of Alcalá de Henares since 1991. He has received the National Award on History 1990,  the research award from the Treasury Ministry 2002, Docentia Award 2013 and the award for the best article published in Spanish journals  2016 from the Asociación Española de Historia Económica. Among his research activities in the field of corruption it is worth mentioning he has been the main researcher of the project “Historia del Fraude Fiscal en España (siglos  XIX-XX)”, funded by Instituto de Estudios Fiscales (1990-1992). He was also director of the congress “El fraude Fiscal en la Historia de España”, A Coruña, UIMP, October 1992. He has also published: Francisco Comín (1991), “Las raíces históricas del fraude fiscal en España”, Hacienda Pública Española, 1, 191-206. Francisco Comín, “Fraude y corrupción en la Historia de la Hacienda en España durante los siglos XVII a XX: un planteamiento general”, Congreso El fraude fiscal en la Historia de España, UIMP, La Coruña, October 1992. Francisco Comín and Juan Zafra (eds.) (1994), El fraude fiscal en la historia de España, Hacienda Pública Española, Monografía, Madrid, Instituto de Estudios Fiscales. Francisco Comín (1994), “El fraude fiscal en la Historia: un planteamiento de sus fases”, Hacienda Pública Española, 1, 31-46. Francisco Comín (1998), “Corrupción y fraude fiscal en la España contemporánea”, in Instituciones y corrupción en la Historia, Valladolid, Instituto Universitario Simancas, 53-109. Francisco Comín (2006), «Contrebande et fraude fiscal dans l’Espagne du XIXe siècle », in G. Béaur, H. Bonin et C. Lemercier (eds.), Fraude, contrefaçon et contrebande de l’Antiquité à nos jours, Paris, Droz, 145-163.


Pablo Díaz Morlán is professor of History and Economical Institutions at Universidad de Alicante. He has been interested in the relationships between businessmen and politics and he has published Los Ybarra. Una dinastía de Empresarios (Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2002) and Empresarios, militares y políticos: la Compañía Española de Minas del Rif (1907-1967) (Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2015).


Juan Carlos Ferré Olivé is a professor of penal law at the University of Huelva. He has leaded, as principal investigator, two European projects related to the framework of the Grotius II-Penal program between the Universities of Salamanca, Tor Vergata (Rome), Lusófona (Lisbon) and the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. These projects dealt with financial crimes, fraud and corruption (2001 and 2002). In relation to this line of research he has published, as editor, Delitos financieros, fraude y corrupción en Europa (Universidad de Salamanca, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2002).


Xavier Forcadell (Alcanar, 1980) is graduated in law at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2004) and Phd in law at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2015). In 2011 he was coordinator of cooperation and local assistance at Diputació de Barcelona, where he is since 2012 general coordinator. Since 2007 he is associate professor of administrative law at Public law departament, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He is general administration technician of the local administration, and he also belongs to the corps of local administration officials with national qualifications, as secretary of entry and as secretary-auditor. He has coordinated several publications related to law and public management. For instance, Bon Govern, Transparència i Integritat institucional al Govern Local (Diputació de Barcelona, 2015), also directed by Manuel Villoria. He has also been member of the committee for the elaboration of an Ethic Code of the Public Service of Catalonia. 


Jens Ivo Engels is professor of modern and contemporary history at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). He is specialist in the history of corruption and he has published, among others, Die Geschichte der Korruption. Von der Frühen Neuzeit bis ins 20. Jahrhundert (2014) and Integration – Legitimation – Corruption. Politische Patronage in Früher Neuzeit und Moderne (2011), with Ronald G. Asch and Birgit Emich. He leads a team, at Technische Universität Darmstadt, which is part of the international network 'International Scientific Coordination Network (GDRI) Politics & Corruption’. Since 2016 he is also a director of the inter-disciplinary research training group on 'Critical Infrastructures' at Darmstadt. Other research interests cover the history of the environment and the French monarchy in the 18th century.


Mercedes García Aran is professor of penal law at Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is specialist in the most recent penal law, criminal policy and international penal law. Among other works, she has published Los delitos de tráfico de influencias en el Código penal de 1995 (Sevilla, Instituto Andaluz de Administración Pública, 1996), La delincuencia económica. Prevenir y sancionar (Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, 2014) and "Responsabilidad penal y responsabilidad política: elementos para la diferenciación y la confluencia", in Revista Penal, 2017.


Xavier Huetz de Lemps is Phd in history (University of Burdeos III, 1994). He was director of studies of the modern and contermporary periods at Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) and he is currently professor of modern history at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France). His main field of research has moved from the comparative study of colonial cities to the history of the colonial Spanish administration in the Philippines during the 19th century. Concretely, he has written several articles and a book (L’archipel des épices. La corruption de l’administration espagnole aux Philippines (fin xviiie siècle – fin xixe siècle), Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2006, 422 p.) to descrive administrative colonial corruption and to understand its causes.


Emilia Iñesta-Pastor is Phd in law, with the extraordinary award of the University of Alacant. She has also a degree in history. Among her lines of research she has focused on the history of the Spanish penal code during the 19th century and its latinamerican and european projection, with books such as El Código penal español de 1848, Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, 2011; and articles and chapters of books based on the Spanish penal code of 1848 (2003), as well as comparative studies between the Spanish penal codification and the  penal codes of Peru in 1863 (2008), the one from Chile in 1874 (2008) and the one form Two Sicilies in 1819 (2016), among others. A second line of research has focused on the Spanish parliamentary history of the 19th century, with several publications, such as: “The Spanish Parliament and the legislative delegation  (1844-1849)”, Parliaments, Estates and Representation, vol. 30 nº 1, april 2010, pp 41-56. Legal powers of the Spanish Senate during the Moderate Decade (1844-1854) in Separation of powers and Parliamentarism. Varsovia 2007, pp. 534-553. She has also studied the penal law of the Crown of Aragon. She is involved in international projects of research and she is also member of international committees. 


Fernando Jiménez Sánchez is professor of political science and administration at the University of Murcia. Author of the book Detrás del escándalo político. Opinión pública, dinero y poder en la España del siglo XX (Tusquets: Barcelona, 1995) and of various articles in academic journals on topics such as political corruption, urban corruption in Spain, problems of political parties’ funding, electoral consequences of Corruption scandals or party organizations in Spain. He is an expert on the GRECO Program (Group of States against Corruption) of the Council of Europe and he is part of several editorial boards of academic publications in the field of public administration and public policies such as REIS, RECP or the International Journal of Transparency . Fellow Fulbright-SAAS in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego in 1999. Member of the Spanish chapter of Transparency International. He has supervised the reports on Spain for the "EU Anti-Corruption Report" prepared by the European Commission, whose first edition was published in February 2014 and the second edition is pending publication. He is an expert on anti-corruption issues in the European Commission's TAIEX network.


Emilio La Parra is professor of modern history at Universidad de Alicante. His main research has focused on the political history between the 18th and 19th century, with special attention to biography. Among his recent books, he has published Manuel Godoy. La aventura del poder (Barcelona, 2002), Los Cien mil Hijos de San Luis. El ocaso del primer impulso liberal (Madrid, 2007) and La Inquisición en España. Agonía y abolición (Madrid, 2013). He has also coordinated a research team, which has studied the Spanish monarchy during the 19th century and whose results have been published in a book (La imagen del poder, Madrid, 2011) and some several dossiers in scientific journals.


Joan Llinares holds a degree in law and he is cultural manager. He has worked in the National Corps of Secretaries, Auditors and Treasurers of the Local Administration and, between 2015 and 2017, he has been responsible for the Legal and Transparency Services of the Barcelona City Council. Since May he is director of the Anti-Fraud Agency of Valencia. Previously he was hired as director of the Palace of Music in 2009, after the dismissal of Fèlix Millet, to investigate the plot of corruption.


Miguel A. López Morell is tenure professor of History and Economical Institutions at Universidad de Murcia. He is specialist in the relationships between political and economic power. For instance, he has leaded the research project, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, “Political and Economic power in Murcia during the first half of the 20th century”. Among his renowned publications there is Rothschild. una historia de poder e influencia en España (Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2015).


Jean-Philippe Luis is professor of History at the centre “Espaces & Cultures” at Clermont-Auverge University (France) and director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of the same centre. He is specialist in the Spanish and overseas administration of the 19th century and author, among other publications, of L’utopie réactionnaire: épuration et modernisation de l’État dans l’Espagne de la fin de l’Ancien Régime (1823-1834) (Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2002).


Frédéric Monier is a professor at the Norbert Elias Center and at the University of Avignon (France). Among his main lines of research is the interest in the history of the French and European corruption of the 19th and 20th centuries. In relation to this trajectory it is worth mentioning the publication Corruption et politique: rien de nouveau? (Paris, A. Colin, 2011). From the Norbert Elias Center, he runs the international network 'International Scientific Coordination Network (GDRI) Politics & Corruption'.


Javier Moreno Luzón  is Professor of History of Thought and Social and Political Movements at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is a specialist in the political life of the Spanish Restoration (1875-1923) and he has published several books which analyse clientelism, elections, monarchy, elites and Spanish nationalism. Among these publications stand out, as author, Modernizing the Nation. Spain during the Reign of Alfonso XIII, 1902-1931 (Brighton, Sussex Academic Press, 2012) and, together with Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, Los colores de la patria. Símbolos nacionales en la España contemporánea (Madrid, Tecnos, 2017); and, as editor, Alfonso XIII. Un político en el trono (Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2003).


Miguel Pino Abad is tenure professor of penal history and institutions field at the University of Cordoba. After the elaboration of his doctoral thesis, entitled "La pena de confiscación de bienes en el Derecho histórico español", defended in 1998, he has focused its investigations, in great measure, on penal law history. He has published iushistorical researches focusing on various type of crimes, including banned games, smuggling, resistance to justice, possession and use of prohibited weapons. He also was principal investigator, between 2009 and 2011, of the research project "Delincuencia y represión jurídica en España: teoría y praxis histórica de las figuras delictivas", funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation."


Carles Sudrià is professor of f Economics and Business Administration at Universitat de Barcelona. He is specialist in financial history of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as bank history and financial bourgeoisie. Among other publications, he is author of El Banco de Barcelona (1844-1874), historia de un banco emisor (Madrid, LID Editorial Empresarial, 2010), together with Yolanda Blasco.


Josep Maria Vallès is emeritus professor of political science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has been interested in the political analysis of the current citizen disaffection with the political system. He has published some articles and book chapters related to this subject and he has shown interest in the study of political corruption. He is the author of the book Ciencia política: Una introducción (Ariel, 2010) and one of the authors of the report 'Public Corruption and Democratic Quality' of the Economics Circle (2015). He was counselor of justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya, between the years 2003 and 2006, during the presidency of Pasqual Maragall.


Manuel Villoria is Professor of Political Science and Administration at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He is the author of more than two hundred publications (books and articles) on public administration and administrative ethics. Among his publications, Ética pública y buen gobierno. Regenerando la democracia, luchando contra la corrupción desde el Servicio público (Tecnos, 2015), with Agustín Izquierdo, La corrupción política (Síntesis, 2006) and Ética pública y corrupción (Tecnos-UPF, 2000). He has held different positions in the Spanish public administration, such as Secretary of Education and Culture of the Community of Madrid. He has been a member of the Commissions for Modernization of the State Administration between 1988-1993 and member of the Commission for the study and creation of the State Agency for the Evaluation of Quality of Services and Public Policies. He is also founder and member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International, Spanish chapter.


Ángel Viñas  is emeritus professor of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Economist and historian, he has been interested in the history of the Second Republic, the Francoism Epoch and the Spanish Transition. Among his most recent publications, La otra cara del Caudillo. Mitos y realidades en la biografía de Franco (Crítica, 2015) and Sobornos. De cómo Churchill y March compraron a los generales de Franco (Crítica, 2016).

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