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 foundations, and cooperates with analogous international institutions. I am a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the elaboration of its Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports (respectively released in April 2014 and forthcoming in July 2021). Moreover, between 2014 and 2017 I was the director of the Florence School of Regulation-Climate at the European University Institute in Florence. My research lies in the boundaries between climate, energy and public 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 supervised several doctoral students, 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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