Xavier LabandeiraI am a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo and belong to Rede, a research group that deals with the economic aspects of innovation, energy and the environment. In Vigo I teach public and environmental economics and I coordinated the Master's degree in Management of Sustainable Development until 2014. I am also a director of Economics for Energy, a private research center that specializes in the analysis of energy issues and aims to create and transmit rigorous, neutral and useful knowledge to the different agents of Spanish society. The center is participated by universities, firms and public administrations, and cooperates with analogous international institutions. Between 2014 and 2017 I was the director of the  Florence School of Regulation-Climate at the European University Institute in Florence. Moreover, I was a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the elaboration of its Fifth Assessment Report (released in April 2014). My research lies in the boundaries between public, energy and environmental economics: my work has been published in the leading academic journals of my field and I regularly participate in conferences and workshops, in many cases as the organizing host. I have led many research projects, both public and privately funded, and enjoyed several research stays at different universities abroad. In my academic work I have always attempted to respond, with rigour and neutrality, to relevant socio-economic issues and looked for channels through which such findings could be widely diffused.

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