Jose Maria Garcia Alvarez-Coque was born in Mexico DF in 1958. Since 1984, Professor of Economics and Agricultural Policy at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). He has conducted research and postgraduate courses related to trade, development and related agricultural policies. He has been advising European institutions (European Commission and Parliament) and other international organizations such as FAO, CIHEAM and the Andean Community. He is currently coordinator of the Research Group on International Economics and Development.