Vicente (also known as Vincent) Navarro was an active member of the Spanish anti-fascist underground in the 50s and early 60s. In 1962 he had to leave Spain for political reasons, and change careers from medicine to economics and political science in Sweden, Great Britain, and later on in the United States at Johns Hopkins University. He is now Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center. He and another economist, Juan Torres, were asked by Podemos to write the economic program for their government. His book, Bienestar insuficiente, democracia incompleta, won a prize equivalent to the Pulitizer in Spain. His book, Hay Alternativas, in Spanish, was the bestseller in economics in 2012.