Javier Capapé studied Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (awarded with highest marks distinction, 2007). After finishing his studies he started a M.A. on Financial Economics in the same university under the supervision of Emilio Ontiveros (2009). He started his research on Sovereign Wealth Funds. After that he kept engaged with economics and he did the first year of M.Sc. Economic Analysis at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2010), and M.A. on International Economic Analysis from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, (2011). He turned to ESADE Business School in Barcelona where he finished an M.Res. on Management Sciences (2012) under the supervision of Javier Santiso focusing again on Sovereign Wealth Funds.
He had been intern for Deloitte (2006) where he audited Santander Asset Management, Credit Suisse, and Société Générale. He had worked as research assistant at IESE Business School in two periods: First, researching on CEO’s failure (research featured in Economist Intelligence Unit (UK), NASA Leadership (US), América Economía (Chile), La Nación (Argentina), Melhor Gestão de Pessoas, Brasil), with Guido Stein (2009); Second, he worked on HR tools’ effectiveness with Lourdes Susaeta and José Ramón Pin (a paper was presented on a Workshop on HR Management in Seville, 2011). In 2010 he was Teaching Assistant in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid where he taught Econometrics (with César Alonso-Borrego) and Public Economy (Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín). He has been RA at ESADE Business School since 2011 for Javier Santiso. He is coordinating Start Up Spain series (with more than 3,000 attendees); he has researched on entrepreneurship with publications featured at El Mundo, El País, Expansión and Cinco Días. He is in charge of the first Sovereign Wealth Fund Report in Spanish, to be presented. He is Sovereign Wealth Fund Research Affiliate at The Fletcher School (Tufts University) and prospecting Visiting Scholar at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with Ruth Aguilera.
His research interests are Sovereign Wealth Funds, International Economics, Development Economics, Corporate Governance, and Entrepreneurship. He has published Working Papers at IESE Business School and ESADE Business School. Also, he has published a chapter on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Africa at a book edited by Javier Santiso and the forthcoming Report on Sovereign Wealth Funds. He has published a piece in Corporate Ownership & Control. He is going to present a paper at the IV Conference on Public Investors co-organized by World Bank and BIS in Washington, December, 2012.
He is currently PhD Candidate at ESADE Business School, under supervision of Javier Santiso and Ruth Aguilera, with focus in Sovereign Wealth Funds both from economics and corporate governance perspectives.
He practices sports (tennis, soccer, paddle), enjoys reading and listening good music. He likes history, architecture, painting, and good-screenplay movies. He was born in Oviedo (Spain). He is fluent in Spanish and English, and he knows a bit of German.