José Antonio Alonso is Professor of Applied Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was Adjunct Professor at Columbia University (SIPA), General Director of Economic Cooperation at the Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, vice-chancellor at Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo and director of the Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales (ICEI). He is a member of the Committee for Development Policy (ECOSOC, UN), and the Consejo de Cooperación para el Desarrollo (Spain). His main research areas focus on growth and development, international economic relations and foreign aid policies, with several articles published in academic and specialized journals such as Applied Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of International Development, Revista de Economía Aplicada, Principios. Estudios de Economía Política, International Journal of Development Planning Literature or CEPAL Review. His most recent books are: (with J.A. Ocampo), Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis, Columbia University Press, 2012; Alternative Development Strategies for the Post 2015 Era (with G.A. Cornia and R. Vos), Bloomsbury Academic, 2013; Global Governance and Rules for the Post-2015 Era (with J.A. Ocampo), Bloomsbury Academic, 2015; and ¿Es util la ayuda al desarrollo?, RBA Editores, 2017.