Manuel graduated from Georgetown University in 1994, where he obtained a degree in Finance. Then he did a stage at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington, D.C., in the department for Energy and the Environment. There he acquired a deeper understanding of how the US Government and its institutions work. He continued his training for other six months in Brussels, Belgium, working in the area of Monetary Policy of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission.
Back in Madrid and after the compulsory military service, he worked for two years in investment banking and another five years in investment analysis at a multinational energy company. Since then, he has been working in an investment holding company and is a lecturer in International Relations at university
Alongside his job, Manuel obtained another university degree in Political Science, as well as a PhD in Economics and International Relations.
Pax Americana is his first book.
Manuel has always felt fascination and gratitude about the US due to his fathers’ influence, who obtained a Fullbright scholarship from the US Department of State in the 1950’s, during Eisenhower’s presidency. This allowed his father to study and gain a master’s degree at MIT, at a moment in which Spain was struggling with profound economic hardship