Carmen Díaz-Roldán is Associate Professor in Macroeconomics and International Economics at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, and President of the Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance (AEEFI). She has previously worked as Teaching Assistant at the Public University of Navarra and Visiting Researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique, Paris, Oxford University, Instytut Ekonomii, Poland, London School of Economics, and Suffolk University, Boston. Her research interests cover macroeconomics, international economics and public economics. She has published a number of articles in these areas in various renowned journals, including Economics Letters, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, Regional Studies, Journal of Macroeconomics, European Planning Studies, Post-Communist Economies, European Journal of Political Economy, and The World Economy.Javier Perote is Associate Professor in Macroeconomics and Econometrics at the University of Salamanca and Member of the Multidisciplinary Institute of Enterprise (IME). He has previously worked as Associate Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Teaching Assistant at the University of Alicante, Visiting Scholar at the University of Vienna, and Visiting Researcher at the London School of Economics, the University of Westminster, the University of Luxembourg, and Oxford University. His research interests cover macroeconomics, financial econometrics, semi-nonparametric distributions, risk management and experimental and behavioural economics. He has published numerous articles in these areas in several international journals, including, Experimental Economics, International Journal of Forecasting, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Emerging Markets Review, Theory and Decision, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and European Journal of Finance.