Departamento: Economía y Dirección de Empresas

Area: Business Management

Research group: Grupo de Investigación sobre Eco;innovación y Economía Circular. Research Group on Eco;innovation and Circular Economy.


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Doctor by the Universidad de Alcalá with the thesis Tecnología y medio ambiente una aproximación evolutiva al cambio tecnológico sustentable 2003. Supervised by Dr. Diego Azqueta Oyarzun, Dr. Gregory C. Unruh.

I am currently a Full Professor in the Department of Economics and Business at the UAH (Spain), where I am also founder and Lead Researcher of INNOGREEN Research (Research Group on Eco-innovation and Circular Economy), and a Research Associate of the Institute for Economic and Social Analysis (IAES) and of the Banco Santander Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility. I am also a Member of the Innovation Council of the Insight Foresight Institute (IFI), and a Fellow at the Centre for European Studies Jean Monnet at IE University. I previously chaired between 2008 and 2012 the Economics Department at the top ranked IE Business School (Spain), where I co-founded in 2003 with Prof. Gregory C. Unruh a then groundbreaking initiative to study and promote Circular Economy, the Center for Eco-Intelligent Management, under the chairmanship of William McDonough, known as the "father of the Circular Economy" and co-creator of "Cradle to Cradle" design. I was also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge and at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), a Visiting Professor at Shanghai International University Studies, and I have served as an Independent Expert assisting the European Commission, the OECD and the Spanish Government. I have dedicated the last few years to researching sustainable technological change and new policy and management models that address the environmental challenge in an innovative way (eco-innovation and circular economy). My advances in the field are expounded in numerous articles and works on environmental sustainability and technological change, published in international journals and books. Furthermore, I regularly contribute to leading newspapers and media and participate as a speaker in conferences on corporate social responsibility, environmental management and innovation management. I hold a PhD in Economics from UAH and an MBA with Honors from IE Business School.