Àlex Sanz

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​I received my PhD in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona in January 2016 under the supervision of Joan Calzada. The reading committee was formed by (Chair) Antonio Estache (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Joan-Ramon Borrell (Universitat de Barcelona), and Juan Luis Jiménez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). In February 2016, I started a temporary, non-tenure track position, as a Barcelona GSE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics and Economic History of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In this period I have improved my researching abilities but also my teaching skills.

As a researcher, during this period, I have published two chapters of my thesis dissertation, Community-Managed Water Services: The Case of Peru (2017) and Universal access to clean cookstoves: Evaluation of a public program in Peru (2018). Moreover, in collaboration with Jordi Perdiguero (UAB) I have published new research papers, Socioeconomic factors affecting water access in rural areas of low and middle income countries (2019) , Cruise activity and Pollution: The case of Barcelona (2020) and Impact of public transport strikes on traffic and pollution in the city of Barcelona (2021). You can find more information about my research, in case you are interested, here.

As a teacher I have taught basic and advanced courses of Microeconomics for undergraduate students, in this period the evaluation of my job by the students had been very positive. In general, my assessment is above the average of the university teaching staff and the economics' degree teaching staff with marks above 8.5-9 points (out of 10).

My general research interests lie in the area of applied economics. My thesis dissertation was focused on access to basic services, like water and clean energy in developing countries. Nowadays, my most recent research focuses also on environmental economics, analyzing the impact on air pollution of different economic activities and policies implemented in urban areas of developed countries.

I have published my research in international refereed journals (JCR) such as Energy Policy, Journal of Environment and Development, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment or Water (Switzerland).

I have also been a referee for different refereed journals (JCR) such as Energy for Sustainable Development, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Land, Resources, Sustainability, or Water (Switzerland).