Belén García-Cárceles is a passionate researcher and teacher, who discovers after ten years of activity in private companies (product positioning, strategic planning of services and internationalization). Her inquisitiveness led her to start her own business project: La Oreja Digital, which had the endorsement and support of the Barcelona Activa program for young entrepreneurs until 2004. In that year he visited Valencia, fell in love with the city and decided to settle down there.
As from 2004, she holds a BA business degree from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she assisted Prof. Alemany PhD on one of her research projects. Besides the previous, her academic career started when she decided to enrol in the Economics Degree at the University of Valencia, where she graduated in 2010. She is specialised in quantitative methods and obtained a Master’s Degree in Biostatistics from the Faculty of Mathematics of the same university. Whereas she was working as a research assistant in Hispalink network, under the supervision of Prof. Bernardí Cabrer PhD at the Faculty of Economics. From 2012 onwards, her research interests switched from pure quantitative methods (time series and forecasting) to public health systems. As a result, she joined the Spanish health economics association AES and the Spanish association for health users SEAUS.
She has collaborated with different research groups on biostatistics and econometrics (FISABIO, Hospital de la Ribera, Hospital General de Valencia, Hospital Pesset). She has delivered numerous contributions to national and international seminars. It is worth mentioning her contributions as Stagiaire at the European Commission DG REFORM on the modelisation of COVID pandemic in 2020 and, in 2018, her contribution as Guest Scholar at RCC de Harvard University (Boston, USA). Her published papers include book chapters, national and international peer-reviewed papers on economics, and teaching research. In 2020, she was Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven and Vlerick Business School.
She is currently undertaking a PhD dissertation project on the sustainability of public health systems at the International Economics Institute (IEI) of the University of Alicante under the supervision of Prof. Sanchis i Marco PhD and Prof. Taltavull de la Paz PhD. She works as Associate Professor with EDEM Business School in Valencia City at the Department of Mathematics and Quantitative Methods. Further, she is a research member at MIEM research group from the University of Valencia and is cofounder of the teaching innovation network IMEQ.
Finally, her latest contribution is focused on the efforts of the scientific community to model and assess the impact of Covid-19 pandemic as part of an interdisciplinary and international team coordinated by Prof. Paloma Taltavull de la Paz, PhD.