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Gonzalo Escribano

Analyst, Energy and Climate Change Programme, Royal Institute Elcano

Gonzalo Escribano has a degree and a doctorate in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is currently Professor of Applied Economics at the Spanish Open University (UNED), from which he has an MA in International Trade. He has been Visiting Fellow at Florida State University and at Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma, and Associate Researcher for the Centro Español de Relaciones Internacionales at the Fundación Ortega y Gasset. He has taken part in various research programmes, including the EU’s 7th Framework Programme and the European Commission’s FEMISE programme, and was awarded the Consejo Económico y Social’s research prize in 2007.
His research agenda focuses on the international political economy of energy issues, including the external dimension of Spanish and European energy policies, the geopolitics and geoeconomics of energy, the transnational deployment of renewable energies and the links between energy resources and economic development in producing and consuming countries, especially in the Mediterranean region. He has published several articles and chapters of books on these and other related issues. His most recent academic articles on energy are ‘Market or Geopolitics: The Europeanization of EU’s Energy Corridors’ (International Journal of Energy Sector Management, vol. 5, nr 1, 2011) and ‘Convergence Towards Differentiation: The Case of Mediterranean Energy Corridors’ (Mediterranean Politics, vol. 15, nr 2, 2010).