Faculty

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Victoria Ateca
Associate Professor
M.A. in Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Ph.D. in Economics, Universidad de Málaga

Victoria Ateca-Amestoy is Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Analysis II in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She has worked in the design and management of cultural projects and her research interests are cultural economics, behavioral economics and social indicators. She has published research papers in Economics Bulletin, The Journal of Socio Economics, Journal of Cultural Economics, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Happiness Studies and European Journal of Operational Research, and has contributed to handbooks on social indicators, on the economics of leisure and on the economics of cultural heritage. She has also coordinated international and national research projects on the determinants of cultural participation, on cultural statistics, and on the economic and social impact of cultural projects. She has been elected member of the executive board of the Association for Cultural Economics International and of the Asociación Española de Gestores de Patrimonio Cultural, and has served as book review editor for the Journal of Cultural Economics and as member of the Advisory Board of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” Foundation.

 

Oihana Aristondo
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of the Basque Country

Oihana Aristondo is an associate professor at the University of the Basque Country. She holds degree in Mathematics and Ph. D. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country. Her area of research interest lies in the measurement of inequality, poverty and welfare economic. She has a new research topic related to energy poverty. Most of her publications are articles in Review of Public Economics, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, The international Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Review of Income and Wealth, Research on Economic Inequality, Journal of Health Economics, International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Bulletin of Economic Research. They are related to poverty, inequality and welfare measures. In addition, she has also some publications in Energy and Energy Policy related to energy poverty.

 

Alaitz Artabe
Assistant Professor
M.A. University of the Basque Country
Ph.D. University of the Basque Country

Alaitz Artabe got her Ph. D. from the University of the Basque Country in 2013. She was a pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researcher and, since 2015 she is Assistant Professor. Professor Artabe research interests include public economics, health economics, political economy, discrete choice models. She has published in Political Analysis and Science of the Total Environment.

 

Aitor Ciarreta
Associate Professor
M.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Aitor Ciarreta received his Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2000 and is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country. He has taught mainly at the University of the Basque Country but also at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Univeristy of Alicante and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona including Microeconomics, Business Economics, Antitrust and Regulation Economics and Energy Markets. His research interests are in the fields of regulation and competition in markets of goods and services. His research has been published in journals such as the Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics and Journal of Regulatory Economics.

 

Sara de la Rica
Professor
M.A. in Economics, Warwick University
Ph.D. in Economics, The University of the Basque Country

Sara de la Rica is the Director of Fundación ISEAK since January, 2019. Besides, she is a Full Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain), and Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) in Bonn, and at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CreAM) in London. She was the President of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) in 2012, and President of the Spanish Committee of Women Studies in Economics (COSME) in 2012-2013. She has been Co-editor of the IZA Journal of European Studies, 2012-2016. She has been involved in collaborative projects with National and Regional Labour Policy Institutions and also with the European Commision in a Peer Review Tender on Activating Measures for Unemployed Workers. Her most prominent publications concern Gender, Immigration, Unemployment, Labour Market Institutions and the Future of Jobs. She has published in many international leading academic journals, available from her personal website (www.saradelarica.com)

 

Cruz A. Echevarría
Associate Professor
M.A. in Economics, Princeton University
Ph.D. in Economics, The University of the Basque Country

Professor Echevarría obtained a B. Sc. in Economics at the University of the Basque Country in 1984, an M. A. in Economics from Princeton University in 1989 and a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country in 1992. He is associate professor since 1997. His  research interests include demographic aspects of macroeconomics, endogenous growth and social security, endogenous growth and precautionary savings, endogenous growth and income tax progressivity, estimation of welfare and distributional effects of VAT reforms, synthetic control method and estimation of economic effects of conflicts.

 

Javier Gardeazabal
Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Javier Gardeazabal received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and is Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country. Professor Gardeazabal has taught mainly at the University of the Basque Country but also at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Santa Cruz, including International Finance, International Trade, Economic Growth, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Microeconomics, Asset Pricing, Statistics, Time Series Econometrics and Causal Inference. Professor Gardeazabal has significantly contributed to the study of the economic consequences of terrorist conflicts, the analysis and measurement of gender wage discrimination and exchange rate dynamics. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Political Analysis, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Journal of International Money and Finance, European Economic Review, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review, International Economic Review and Journal of Finance. Professor Gardeazabal is associate editor of Defence and Peace Economics and is a member of Advisory Board of the Spanish Independent Fiscal Authority (AIReF).

 

María José Gutiérrez
Professor
M.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Ph.D. in Economics by the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) since 2010. I teach Microeconomics to undergraduates, and Natural Resources Economics, and Management in the Master in Economics: Empirical Applications and Policies. My research focuses on Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, with publications in journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental Resource Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Fisheries Research, Regional Environmental Change, Journal of Public Economic Theory or Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. I have leaded several research grants. Currently, I am leading the project "Advances in the sustainable management of natural resources based on bioeconomic models" funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (ECO2016-78819-R) as well as the research developed at the UPV-EHU within of the European project "Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries (MINOUW)" funded by the European Commission (H2020-SFS-2014-2, number 634495). Web personal: http://www.ehu.eus/MariaJoseGutierrez/

 

Amaia Iza
Associate Professor
M.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Amaia Iza is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York (USA). Her main research interests are Growth, Development, and Macroeconomics. She has published several scientific papers in international journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Applied Economics, Review of Development Economics or Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Amaia Iza can be contacted at amaia (dot) iza (at) ehu (dot) eus

 

Jaromir Kovarik
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Alicante

Jaromir is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department I of the University of the Basque Country and member of the Bilbao Research in Decisions, Games, and Economics (BRiDGE) group in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. He is also affiliated with CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. He holds a Ph.D. from the Economics Department of the University of Alicante. Jaromir is a social scientist. His research interests are social norms, social preferences, and social networks, and their dynamics. His research is both theoretical and empirical. He often use experiments, real-life data, theoretical models, and occasionally computer simulations. The topics of my research lie on the border of various behavioral disciplines such as economics, psychology, biology, and sociology. As a result, his research combines (behavioral and evolutionary) game theory, agent-based modeling, and experimental economics. Currently, he extensively works on social networks, the effect of external shocks on social organization, and several projects associating human behavior to biological characteristics.

 

Casilda Lasso de la Vega
Professor
DEA (Mathématiques Pures) Université Lyon
Ph.D. in Mathematics, The University of the Basque Country

Casilda Lasso de la Vega is a full professor at the University of the Basque Country. She holds Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country. She is interested in the measurement of inequality, poverty and welfare economic. Most of her publications are related with characterizations of aggregative measures fulfilling some new properties.

 

Petr Mariel
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, The University of the Basque Country

Petr Mariel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Statistics of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Bilbao, Spain). He has a Bachelor in Economics (University of Economics, Prague), a Master in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. He teaches basic and advanced quantitative methods master courses to Economics students. His teaching is mainly based on simulation techniques using the free programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics R https://www.r-project.org/ Professor’s Mariel research focus is centred on discrete choice modelling applied mainly to environmental valuation, but he has also worked in the field of health, public and urban economics. He has published in many leading journals, and also has consulted in the public and private sector. He has held different leadership positions and he is the co-founder of a European scientific network of researchers using discrete choice modelling in the field of environmental valuation www.envecho.com.

 

Arantza Ugidos
Associate Professor
M.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

I am Associate Professor at the Department of Economic Foundations II at the University of the Basque Country. I received my doctorate in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1992. My interest in gender issues then began when I took a course on topics in labour economics with Professor Audrey Light who afterwards supervised my doctoral thesis entitled "Sample selection and gender wage differentials: Evidence from Spain". After finishing my PhD I returned to Spain and started working at the University of the Basque Country. I have continued working on this issue, but also on others such as unemployment, transition from education to the labour market, youth employment, education, fertility, subjective well-being, time use and cultural economics. I have presented the results of my research in national and international congresses. My publications include international journals with a general focus such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economica, and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics; field journals such as the Journal of Happiness Studies, Social Indicators Research and Journal of Population Economics, book chapters and a book. I have done research and teaching stays at the Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans (LEO, University of Orleans) and at the Center for Time Use Research (University of Oxford). I also have experience in management. I have been Vice Dean for Quality and Vice Dean for Practicum and Relations with the firms. My personal web page link: http://www.ehu.eus/arantzaugidos/

 

José María Usategui
Professor
M.A. in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. in Economics, The University of the Basque Country

Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU. Supervisor of eight Ph. D. Thesis in Economics. Main publications reflect his research interests: They may be found in previous papers as (general topic of the paper in parentheses) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 1990 (Decision theory under uncertainty), International Journal of Game Theory 1993 (Cooperative game theory), Journal of Public Economics 1993 (Labor economics) and European Journal of Political Economy 1994 (R&D policy) or in very recent papers as Economics Letters 2017 (Risk measures), Mathematics and Financial Economics 2018 (Risk measures), The Manchester School 2018 (Environmental policy) and the B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Effects of emission taxes), forthcoming. He has also published books on Auctions and on the Economics of asymmetric information.

 

Jesús Vázquez
Professor
M.A. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. in Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jesús Vázquez is Full Professor in the Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) since 2009. He served as department chair from 2009-2013. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Sony Brook in 1992. Professor Vázquez has published around 40 papers in a large number of scientific journals such as International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Inquiry, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, European Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, among others. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego, Kansas State University, Warwick University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Pública de Navarra. He has been head researcher of many scientific projects financed by the Spanish and Basque Governments as well as from other institutions such as the Bank of Spain.

 

Ainhoa Vega Bayo
Assistant Professor
M.A. University of The Basque Country
Ph.D. University of The Basque Country

Ainhoa Vega-Bayo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Bilbao, Spain). She received her BA and PhD in Economics with honors, specializing in Econometrics and Statistics. Her research focuses on program evaluation methods and discrete choice modeling applied primarily to education, gender issues and economic development. She has held visiting positions at Harvard University (predoctoral, 2013) and UC Berkeley (postdoctoral, 2015). Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and she has participated in several regional and national research projects, as well as collaborating with the Iseak Foundation (iseak.eu). She currently teaches at undergraduate (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) and graduate level (Quantitative Methods).