Maria Asensio taught Economics at Zaragoza University (Spain) from 1988 to 1997, where she taught Macroeconomics and International Economy. In 1998 she moved to the London School of Economics with a scholarship from the Spanish Government. As a Research Scholar she worked on the growth and development in Spain during the 1950s and 1960s. For two years worked as a lecturer in Economics for A level students at Henley College. She has also worked in the private sector at Ipsos MORI as a Senior analyst, working with leading European organisations such as Homebase, Somerfield and William Grants. Since 2008 she has been working at Reading University, teaching IFP and undergraduate students.