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Juan Manuel Eguiagaray

Preceded by  Claudio Aranzadi
Name  Juan Eguiagaray
Preceded by  Joaquin Almunia
Role  Spanish Politician
Nationality  Spanish
Education  University of Deusto
Alma mater  University of Deusto

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Prime Minister  Felipe Gonzalez Marquez
Prime Minister  Felipe Gonzalez Marquez

Juan Manuel Eguiagaray (born 1945) is a Spanish economist, academic, businessman and retired politician. He is the former minister of industry and energy from 1993 to 1996.

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Early life and education

Eguiagaray was born into a family of Basque origin in Bilbao in 1945. He received degrees in economics and in law from Deusto University in Bilbao. He also holds a PhD degree in economics from the same university.


From 1970 to 1982 Eguiagaray taught economics at Deusto University. In the 1970s he entered politics and became a member of the PSOE. He was also named a member of the PSOE's executive committee. He was elected to the Spanish Parliament, representing Murcia province. He was named the minister for public administration in 1991 in the cabinet of Prime Minister Felipe Gonzales, replacing Joaquin Almunia in the post. He served in the post until 1993 when he was appointed minister for industry and energy in a cabinet reshuffle and replaced Claudio Aranzadi in the post. Eguiagaray was in office until 1996 and he retired from politics in 2001.

After leaving politics Eguiagaray returned to teaching post. He taught macroeconomics and applied economics, and was associate professor at Carlos III University in Madrid until 30 September 2006. He also served as the director of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company until February 2013. He is the director of studies at the FundaciĆ³n Alternativas, a Madrid-based think tank.


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