I am an economist who applies economics and ad hoc methodologies to the areas of social policy and labour market issues in developed and developing countries with over 25 years experience in Mexico, Spain, UK, CIS, Middle Eastern and EU countries. My professional activities have ranged from university lecturer and researcher to project manager in a non-profit research centre in Spain. During 2001-2002 I was Economic Governance Adviser for UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) in New York managing the global programme on gender budgets supported by the Belgian Government. Since the end of 2002 as founding partner of Almenara Estudios Económicos y Sociales, S.L.., I have been project management and senior researcher for various reports including: Cost of Domestic Violence for the Andalusian Women’s Institute; “Effects of Social Security Systems on Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in the EU”, “Study on the social repercussions of an opt-out from the provisions of the working time directive”, and “Multiplication Effects of EU Direct and Indirect Instruments to Compliment National Funding” for the European Parliament. Many toher reports, seminars, handbooks and guides on economic effects of VAW.