José María Marín-Quemada

Former Chairman

Dr. Marín-Quemada had been the Chairman of the National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC) from September 2013 to June 2020. Before that, he was a member of the Governing Council of the Spanish Central Bank. He is Full Professor, Department of Applied Economics (UNED), where he taught PhD. courses about “Energy Economics and Policy”. PhD. in Economics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Member of the Scientific Council the Elcano Royal Institute. Dr. Marín has reconciled his academic dedication with a professional career in the private energy sector.


1207 Review

Eric Barbier de la Serre, José María Marín-Quemada, Laurence Idot Competition authorities: Towards more independence and prioritisation? (New Frontiers of Antitrust - Paris, 26 June 2017)


Independence and transparency go hand by hand and are of the utmost importance for competition authorities. Transparency is a safeguard for independence. Competition authorities must be independent by definition regarding both the public and the private sector. Total independence should be (...)

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