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Hugo is an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Business at the University of Navarra, Spain. He holds a PhD in Management from IESE Business School. Hugo also has previous experience as a consultant in the energy and telecommunications industries. Previously he worked as an economist for regulatory agencies in Mexico.