UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod is Full Professor of Economics at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Chair of the Research Center of Economics and Sustainability (ECO-SOS), member of the research group Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE), member of the Board of the Council of the Catalan Competition Commission (ACCO), Fellow at the MSH Val de Loire, and Affiliated Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB). He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona) and a PhD in Economics (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). His research topics include Urban and Regional Economics, Industrial Location and Cultural and Creative Industries, areas in which he has published several articles, books, and book chapters. You can follow him on twitter (@IND_LOC).
FIRST VICE-CHAIR, TREASURER
CHRISTIAN A. OBERST
GERMAN ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
Christian is an Economist for Housing Policy and Real Estate Economic at the German Economic Institute in Cologne. He holds a doctor degree in Economics and Business Administration (Dr. rer. pol., equiv. to Ph.D) from the University of Muenster. During his studies he had research and study visits at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (2007), Spatial Econometric Advanced Institute in Rome (2010) and at the University of São Paulo (2012). Before joining the German Economic Institute in 2018, he has been a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University. In his current research he focuses on Housing Markets and Policy, Regional Development, Applied Spatial Data Analysis and Technological Diffusion. As INFERs treasurer he is responsible for all financial matters. He is also active in INFER Working group on “Regional Economics & Economic Geography”. You can follow him on Twitter (@17ChOb).
CENTER FOR STATISTICS, IBERO-AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMICS RESEARCH AND CENTER FOR EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN
Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso holds a PhD in International Economics from the University of Birmingham, England. She is full professor of Economics at the University Jaume I (Spain) since 2012 and member of the Institute of International Economics (Spain) since 1995. Currently, she is Apl professor at the University of Göttingen (Germany) and chair of the U4 Network on Social Sciences Economics and Law. She is also research fellow at the Center for Statistics, the Ibero-American Institute for Economics Research, and the Center for European Governance and Economic Development Research from the same university and board member of INFER. She has advised the World Bank, the OECD, the German Ministry of Development, and the Spanish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Her fields of research include international economics, environmental economics and development economics. She is the author of numerous articles in international journals including the Journal of International Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, among others. Her current research interests are in the areas of environmental provisions in trade agreements, on migration and remittances, networks and trade and on sustainable global value chains.
University Paris 13 and CEPN
Cristina is an Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux and a researcher affiliated at the Larefi (Laboratoire d’Analyse et de Recherche en Economie et Finance Internationales). She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Orléans and received the ninth Monetary, Financial and Banking Thesis Prize of the Foundation Banque de France in 2010. Her research interests are: monetary and fiscal policies, financial economics and European economy. Her research activity mainly focuses on the coordination of macroeconomic policies in a heterogeneous monetary union like the euro area. The results of her research have been published in national and international journals. She organized one INFER workshop and she was the main organizer of the 19th INFER Annual Conference 2017 in Bordeaux.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY, GLOBAL INSTITUTE FOR AGRI-TECH ECONOMICS
Dimitrios Paparas is a Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Harper Adams University since 2013 and he is the Course manager in M.Sc. programs (Business Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Agribusiness management). He got his PhD (UEL) in Fiscal Policy and he also worked as a lecturer in Kingston University, University of East London and Coventry University. Dimitrios is currently a Senior Fellow in the HEA. His main research interests are agricultural economics, educational economics, and macroeconomics.
CLAUDIU TIBERIU ALBULESCU
POLITEHNICA UNIVERSITY OF TIMISOARA
Claudiu Tiberiu Albulescu is Full Professor of Economics and Finance at the Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT), Management Department. He is the Director of the Department for International Relations at UPT and the former Director of the Research Center in Engineering and Management. He has a Ph.D. in in Economics/Finance from the West University of Timisoara and University of Poitiers (double diploma). Claudiu Albulescu followed a postdoctoral program at the Romanian Academy and in 2014 he received the Habilitation title in Finance. He is also associated researcher at CRIEF, University of Poitiers, and at the Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration within the West University of Timisoara. Claudiu Albulescu was visiting professor at University of Poitirs and visiting researcher at University of Orléans. He published over 80 journal articles, 20 proceeding papers, 3 books and 5 book chapters. His research activity mainly focuses on the financial macroeconomics, banking and finance, environmental and energy economics. Claudiu Albulescu organized two INFER workshops and is the local organizer of the 24th INFER Annual Conference 2022 in Timisoara.
University of Valencia
Cecilio Tamarit is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Valencia. He holds an endowed “ad personam” Jean Monnet Chair in Economic Integration from the European Commission and is a research affiliate of the INTECO UV-UJI joint research unit. He was previously Senior Fellow at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), Senior Advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister, invited professor at the University of Nottingham, visiting scholar at Goettingen and Harvard, and “Robert Schuman Scholar” at the Research Directorate of the European Parliament. His main lines of research are Monetary and Fiscal Integration, International Trade and Macroeconometrics. He has published extensively in academic journals as Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Economic Inquiry or Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He currently serves as advisory editor in Springer’s journal Environmental Modeling and Assessment. He earned a MA from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and a Ph D. (with honors) from the University of Valencia. He has been a consultant to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and the European Commission, member of the WES group of experts (CESifo) and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (ECB). He has been President of the Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance (AEEFI-IEFS), Chair of the Advisory Committee in the Spanish National Commission for Research Assessment (CNEAI). He also served successively as Vice-President and President of the Asociación Libre de Economía (ALdE), where he is an honorary fellow. He is currently a member of the advisory council (Kuratorium) of the Ibero-America institute for Economic Research (University of Goettingen) and a member of the Board of INFER (International Network of Economic Research).
Harokopio University of Athens
Research areas: Economic Growth, Sustainability
Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln)
Research areas: International Macroeconomics, Inovation Economics