Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public institution devoted to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe, with 120 research institutes in all branches of knowledge distributed throughout the Spanish territory. Its main objective is to develop and promote research for the benefit of scientific and technological progress. The Institute of Public Goods and Policies (CSIC-IPP), created in 2007, is one of the CSIC institutes in Madrid in the area of social sciences and humanities. Research at the IPP focuses on the comparative analysis of public goods and their nature, on the design and implementation of public policies and on the interaction of both, in order to contribute to the advancement of knowledge on the relationship between society, markets and the State.

The CSIC-IPP group is made up of four researchers: Catalina Martínez (who acts as coordinator of the node), Alejandro Caparrós, Adelheid Holl and Pablo del Río.


Alejandro Caparrós

… holds a PhD in Economics and is a Research Scientist at the IPP, where he was Director from 2015 to 2019. He has published extensively on issues related to the economics of climate change, having participated in national and European projects on this topic. He is currently lead author of the chapter on international cooperation in the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has published in journals such as Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Public Choice, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Oxford Economic Papers, American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Land Economics. 

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Adelheid Holl

is a Tenured Scientist at CSIC-IPP. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. She is a recipient of the FBBVA Leonardo Scholarship in Economics and editor of the journal Regional Studies, Regional Science. Her main research interests are in Economic Geography; including industrial location and spatial behaviour of companies. She has published in international journals such as Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Industry and Innovation, or Science and Public Policy, among others. 

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Catalina Martínez (coord.)

is a Tenured Scientist at CSIC-IPP and adviser at CSIC Vicepresidency of Organisation and Institutional Relations. She holds a PhD in Economics from the UAB, before joining the CSIC, she worked in competition economics in London and Brussels and in the OECD in Paris. She studies business and research incentives and science and technology policies, in relation to patents, technology markets and science-industry links. She has published in journals such as Research Policy; Journal of Technology Transfer; Economics of Innovation and New Technology; Industry and Innovation, among others. 

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Pablo del Río

is a Research Scientist at CSIC-IPP. PhD in Economics, his research interests focus on the intersection between environmental economics, innovation economics and energy economics. He has published more than 90 papers in the main journals in these fields and participated in 9 European projects related to these topics. He is currently a partner in two research projects of the H2020 programme, on the design of renewable auctions (AURES II) and on solar energy (MUSTEC). Member of the editorial board of Energy Policy, Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Policy and Planning and Renewable Energy Law and Policy. 

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