I am Jaume Freire González, a Marie Curie researcher at the Department of Economics of Harvard University. I hold a PhD in applied economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I have worked at the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher and for many governments and institutions as a consultant, like the Catalan and Spanish Governments, The European Commission and the World Bank. I have conducted both theoretical and empirical research on several issues related to environmental and ecological economics, but my main areas of work are energy economics, climate change economics, environmental taxation and water economics. I assess environmental and policy issues, from an academic and a policy-making perspective.
I was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Commission to conduct research on the economic and environmental impacts of an Environmental Tax Reform (METRES project). I will be working for 1.5 years at the Department of Economics of Harvard University working with Professor Dale Jorgenson. This research project will be finished at ENT Environment & Management, an SME policy-oriented consultancy based in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona).
I will write here about the project and share my experiences at Harvard, Cambridge (MA), Boston and Vilanova.
Department of Economics
Cambridge, MA 02138