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Jordi Teixido-Figueras

Research Associate

My research interest lies at the intersection between ecological economics and inequality economics. On the one hand, I study the international distribution of natural resources by considering different environmental indicators; analysing environmental inequality across countries might shed some light on global environmental governance, and, in general, environmental political economy. On the other, I am also interested in traditional economic inequality when linked to climate change. Climate change and its related policies have both macroeconomic and microeconomic distributional output.

I hold a Phd in Economics from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2013). In my doctoral thesis I analyzed the international distribution of natural resource consumption by using the inequality economics toolbox. I also considered polarization analyses as they might better capture latent conflict involved in the current international context, with scarcity of natural resources and high economic competition.

During my time at the EUI, I will extend my research on the effect that the EU’s climate policies have on energy efficiency and economic distribution in EU countries. Specifically, I am interested in analyzing the distributional outcome of EU environmental taxation and the EU Emissions Trading System.