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Dr Cristina Peñasco appointed as University Lecturer in Public Policy

last modified Jun 03, 2019 03:33 PM

We are delighted to announce that Dr Cristina Peñasco will be joining the Department of Politics and International Studies as University Lecturer in Public Policy from September 2019. 

Dr Cristina Peñasco hold a PhD in Economics and an MPhil in Research in Economics and Business. She is currently and Assistant Professor in Applied Economics in the University of Alcalá (Spain) and currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Since November 2017, she has been also a Centre Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) belonging to the Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute of Public Policies and Goods (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and a visiting researcher at the Energy Economics Group (EEG) of the Insitute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives at the Vienna University of Technology (TU WIEN).

Her research lines bring together multidisciplinary research in environmental economics, innovation policy and energy economics in green and energy efficiency technologies, with a focus on the policy instruments enabling the transition to low-carbon economies. She has a strong background on statistical and quantitative methods of analysis and econometric techniques that has served her to publish 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.

Selected publications:

1.    Peñasco, C., Anadon, L.D. 2018. A comparative analysis of renewable energy policy in Spain and the United Kingdom- a focus on innovation outcomes. Papeles de Enregia, 5:69-150.

2.    Del Rio, P., Peñasco, C., Mir-Artigues, P. 2018. An overview of drivers and barriers to concentrated solar power in the European Union.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81(1): 1019-1029.

3.    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.

4.    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.

5.    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.

6.    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.

7.    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.