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Profesor de Economía Agraria y de los Recursos Naturales  (Professor of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics )

Vicerrector de Calidad y Enficiencia de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Vice-rector for Quality and Efficiency)

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Professor of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics and Vice-Rector of Quality and Efficiency at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Has a Bachelor Degree and (with MSc recognition) in Agricultural Engineering (1989); a Masters in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis (1992) and a Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Economics from the UPM (1996).

His 25 years of research experience include projects, consultancy documents, supervised theses and publications about:

  • Risk management in agriculture, farming systems’ resilience and agricultural insurance
  • Water resources economics and policy
  • Drought analysis and policies
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • Poverty, both at micro- and macro-economic level
  • Agricultural policy
  • Food and agricultural markets volatility
  • Agricultural and food consumption sustainability
  • Food consumption, diets and food security, both at households’ and national scales

He has been the principal investigator of more than 50 research projects, including several international competitive ones for IFAD, European Commission, PepsiCo, European Parliament and various other public and private institutions, having acquired more than €3.5 mill. in research grants. Has supervised 14 undergraduate students for their End-of-degree projects, 17 Master students and 21 students completed doctoral theses. Has published 20 monographs and 83 peer-reviewed journal articles.  His h-index is 16 (Scopus), Google Scholar citations 4100 (2045, since 2013), h-index: 29             (21, since 2013).

In 2005-2006, he was a visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley.

Has worked professionally in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Suriname, The Netherlands, UK, US, and Vietnam. His consulting experience ranges from legislative bodies (Regional, National and European Parliaments), international organisations (OECD, BID, The World Bank,  FAO, and the European Commission) and large private international companies.

His academic career includes several appointments in boards, and in academic and administrative positions of increasing relevance and responsibility. Presently, he serves in the Advisory Board of the prestigious Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy (since 1996), in the Board of Directors of IMDEA-Food, and in the Board of the Fundación General de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Water Observatory of the Botin Foundation, and in 2016 its Director. Between 2007 and 2008, he helped create the Research Centre of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM) a Research centre of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), first becoming its Secretary and its Director between 2010 and 2014.

In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Dean (Subdirector) of the School of Agricultural Engineering of UPM. In April 2016, was appointed Vice-Rector for Quality and Efficiency of UPM, his present position.