Luis de Velasco Rami

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Luis de Velasco Rami
Luis de Velasco Rami 2011 (cropped).jpg
Luis de Velasco in 2011
Member of the Madrid Assembly
Assumed office
June 2011
Deputy in the Congress of Spain
In office
22 June 1986 – 28 Ocgtober 1989
Constituency Navarre
Secretary of State of Commerce of Spain
In office
President of National Institute of foment of exports
In office
Personal details
Born Luis de Velasco Rami
(1939-01-26) 26 January 1939 (age 76)
Valencia, Spain
Political party UPyD (2008- )
Other political
PSOE (1976-1994)
Occupation Economist

Luis de Velasco Rami (Valencia, 1939) is a Spanish economist, essayist and politician. A former deputy and Secretary of State of Commerce with the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he is now affiliated to and a member of the Directive Council of Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD).[1]


Born in Valencia in 1939, he lived there until 1961, when he got a degree in law at the University of Valencia. Thereafter, he lived in London and Dublin for two years, and in 1964 he passed the civil service exams and entered the Ministry of Commerce. At the same time, he got a degree in economics.

Between 1967 and 1973 he lived in Chile, working in the Office of Commerce of Spain in the country. After that, in 1976 he returned to Spain, and he joined the PSOE. He was a deputy in the Congress from 1986 to 1989, representing Navarre and Secretary of State of Commerce, but in 1994 he quit the party on ideological grounds.

Since 2011, he has been a deputy in the Madrid Assembly.[2] He was the UPyD candidate for the presidency of the region of Madrid. He got more than 6% of the vote, finishing fourth, and entering the Madrid Assembly with 8 deputies.


  • “Políticas del PSOE 1982-1995. Del “cambio” a la decepción” (1996)
  • “La democracia plana” (1999) (en colaboración con José Antonio Gimbernat)
  • “No son sólo algunas manzanas podridas. Sobre las causas últimas de la crisis financiera en EEUU” (2010)

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