Lic.Sci.Econ., University Gent, 1981. Diploma of Advanced Studies, University Grenoble, France, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University Grenoble, France, 1986.
Researcher, U. Grenoble, 1982-1985; consultant, European Commission, Luxembourg, 1985-1988; statistics officer, Secretary Committee European Commission governments, Basle, Switzerland, 1988-1990; professor member, Secretary Committee European Commission governments, Basle, Switzerland, 1990-1993; deputy head division, European Monetary Institute, Frankfurt, Germany, since 1994.
President Club Belge de Bale et du Jura, Switzerland, 1992-1993. Member European Economics Association, American Economics Association.
Married Maria Antonia Sastre Alonso, November 3, 1989. Children: Luis Edouard, Emma Béatrice.