Research Professor of the CSIC at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), from which he was Director between 2004 and 2015.
He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) (2004-2008). He was Chairman of the Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) of the OECD from 2007 to 2015. He has previously been a Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UCM, between 1982 and 1993, as well as visiting researcher at several research centres abroad, including the University of California at Berkeley (1992-94). He has also had experience in the Public Administration, where he has been Deputy Director General of Planning and Monitoring, in the Secretary of State for Scientific and Technological Policy of the Ministry of Science and Technology (2000-2002) and, previously, Public Administrator in various Departments of the Regional Government of Madrid (1981-1989), such as the Economy were he was Head of the Department of Studies and Analysis. He has published more than a hundred papers on research systems and policies of science, technology and innovation, both in book chapters and academic journals.
PhD in Political Science and sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid (1983).