Xavier Labandeira
[ Professor of Economics ]
I am a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo and also belong to Rede, a university 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 professor (part-time) at the European University Institute, in Florence, where I am the director of the Florence School of Regulation-Climate.
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. Moreover, I have been a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the elaboration of its Fifth Assessment Report (released in April 2014). The IPCC aims to provide the world with a clear scientific view on state-of-the-art knowledge on climate change as well as on its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.
I am 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. I am also a coordinator of Ergon, a research consortium to explore in depth the economic aspects of energy efficiency and one of the major collaborative initiatives of Economics for Energy.
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. A full list of my activities in the fields of teaching, research and diffusion of knowledge may be seen in this website and detailed CV.
Facultade de CC. Económicas, Campus As Lagoas s/n, 36310 Vigo (Spain)
Telephones +34986812518, +34986128016 xavier@uvigo.es
FSR-Climate, European University Institute, Via delle Fontanelle 19, 50014 Firenze (Italy)
Telephone +390554685771 xavier.labandeira@eui.eu