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).
LABORATORIE D’ANALYSE ET DE RECHERCHE EN ÉCONOMIE ET FINANCE INTERNATIONALES (LAREFI), UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX
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.
PEDRO ANDRÉ CERQUEIRA
FACULDADE DE ECONOMIA, UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
PEDRO A. CERQUEIRA is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal and is affiliated to the CeBER ( Centre for Business and Economics Research – Coimbra). He holds a PhD in Economics (2007, European University Institute, Florence, Italy), an MSc in Monetary and Financial Economics (2000, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) and a BSc in Economics (1996, University of Coimbra, Portugal). He was, also, a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA in 2013-2014. His research interests include the Economics of European Integration, Business Cycles, Economic Growth and Energy Economics. He has published in several peer reviewed international journals, book chapters and proceedings of professional meetings.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS
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.
Francisco Serranito is a full professor of Economics at the CEPN (Centre d’Economie de l’Université Paris-Nord – UMR CNRS), University Sorbonne Paris Nord. His research fields are Development Economics, Econometrics and Macroeconomics.
PhD., and Aggregation in Economics, ISEG (University of Lisbon), UECE – Research Unit on Complexity and Economics, REM-Research in Economics and Mathematics
Full Professor at ISEG. President of UECE – Research Unit on Complexity and Economics, President of REM-Research in Economics and Mathematics, coordinator of the Master in Monetary and Financial Economics, coordinator of the PhD in Economics. Previously: Principal Economist at the European Central Bank, Senior Economist at CGD, BNU, and IGCP, Consultant and Adviser at the Ministry of Finance. Previous project work: Inter-American Development Bank, European Commission, OECD, European Court of Auditors and International Monetary Fund. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6926-2653
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.