skip to primary navigationskip to content

Dr Cristina Peñasco

Dr Cristina Peñasco


Office Phone: 01223 332896


Dr Cristina Peñasco is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge (UK) since May 2017. She joined POLIS from the Institute of Public Policies and Goods (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) where she was a Postdoctoral Researcher since February 2015. Before that, she was a Junior Researcher also at IPP where she was awarded with a competitive PhD grant. In 2014 she was a Visiting Researcher at the Energy Economics Group (EEG) of the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives—Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). She has been also an Assistant Professor at the Business Economics Department in Carlos III University in Madrid from 2015.

Dr Peñasco holds a PhD. in Economics and an M.Sc in Research in Economics and Business. Besides, she has a strong background on statistical and quantitative methods of analysis and econometric techniques. Her research interests are environmental economics, public policies and technological innovation in green technologies, with a focus on renewable energy sources.

Cristina Peñasco has published several articles in world-class journals such as Technological and Economic Development of the Economy, Energy Policy or Business Strategy and the Environment among others. She has participated in European-funded projects on renewable energy support schemes in the EU as well as in a range of Spanish funded projects.

Key Publications

  • Peñasco, C., del Río, P., Romero-Jordán, D. 2017. Gas and electricity demand in Spanish manufacturing industries: An analysis using homogeneous and heterogeneous estimators. Utilities Policy, 45: 45-60.
  • Peñasco, C., Del Río, P., Romero, D. 2017. Analysing the role of international drivers for eco-innovators. Journal of International Management, 23 (1):56-71.
  • Del Río, P., Peñasco, C., Romero, D. 2017. Analysing firm-specific and type-specific determinants of eco-innovation. Technological and Economic Development of the Economy, 23 (2): 270-295.
  • Del Río, P., Peñasco, C., Romero, D. 2016. What drives eco-innovators? A critical review of the empirical literature based on econometric methods. Journal of cleaner production, 112 (4): 2158-2170.
  • Romero-Jordán, D., Del Río, P., Peñasco, C., 2016. An analysis of the welfare and distributive implications of factors influencing household electricity consumption. Energy Policy, 88: 361-370.
  • Del Río, P., Peñasco, C. 2016. Policy Challenges for the Deployment of Wind Energy Projects in the European Union. In D. Fleming (Ed). Wind Energy: Developments, Potential and Challenges (pp. 121-162). Nova Science Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-63484-229-7.
  • Del Río, P., Peñasco, C., Romero, D. 2015. Distinctive features of environmental innovators. An econometric analysis. Business Strategy and the Environment, 24 (6): 361-385.
  • Del Río, P., Peñasco, C., Resch, G. 2014. The empirical analysis of promotion schemes for solar PV: towards a comprehensive framework on interactions between assessment criteria. In Monique A. Gill (ED). Photovoltaics: Synthesis, Applications and Emerging Technologies. Nova Science Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-63117-843-6
  • Del Río, P., Romero, D., Peñasco, C. 2014. Analysing the determinants of household electricity demand in Spain. An econometric study. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 63: 950-961.
  • Del Río, P., Tarancón, M.A., Peñasco, C. 2014. The determinants of support levels for wind energy in the European Union: an econometric analysis. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, 19 (4): 391-410.
  • Del Río González, P., Peñasco, C. 2014. The innovation effects of support schemes for renewable electricity. Universal Journal of Renewable Energy, 2: 45-66.
  • Del Río González, P., Tarancón Morán, M.A., Peñasco Patón, C. 2012. An analytical framework to assess the interactions between CO2 mitigation instruments in the transport sector. In Molinelli, F.E., Paccagnella, L.S. (Eds). Economics of Regulation and Outsourcing. Nova Science Publishers, New York.