I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I received a PhD in Economics from the University of Calgary in 2011, a MPhil from the University of Portsmouth in 2005 and a BS in Economics and Econometrics from the University of the Basque Country in 2003. In 2012, my research received the FEEM award for the best paper by young economists by the European Economic Association. Check out my interview here.

I am interested in investigating the consequences of environmental and energy issues in macroeconomics. The broad goal of my research in environmental macroeconomics is to find solutions to reconcile economic growth and environmental concerns, which has important consequences for welfare and is critical from a policy perspective. In addition, I am interested in finding efficient solutions to other resource management problems.

My current research investigates technological change and its consequences for energy transitions and economic growth. Specifically, my research focuses on obtaining empirical estimates of a technological transition in the electricity sector using novel data. These estimates are important to understand technological change in electricity generation and to design policies to decarbonize the electricity sector.

I teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental economics, macroeconomics and economic growth.

You can download my CV here.

Contact information:

Economics Department

Bolton Hall 840

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA

Email: lazkano@uwm.edu

Twitter: @i_lazkano