Dr. Javier Barbero:

Lecturer in Economics

Javier Barbero holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2016. He has visited several universities including the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM). Currently he is Assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Previously, he was an Economic Analyst at the Directorate for Growth & Innovation in the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), located in Seville (Spain), as a member of the Territorial Data Analysis and Modeling (TEDAM) team. His research interests are spatial economics, regional economic development, innovation, and efficiency and productivity analysis. He is also interested in computational economics and has published several articles in top journals developing code for efficiency and productivity measurement. A list of ongoing research can be found in IDEAS and Google Scholar.

Email: Javier (dot) barbero (at) uam (dot) es

Dr. Jose Luís Zofío:

Professor of Economics

José Luis Zofío is a professor of Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and former Chair of the Department of Economics. He is also Visiting Professor at Erasmus University and Wageningen University and Research, and Visiting Fellow to the Erasmus Research Institute of Management ERIM, where he collaborates with several academics from the Rotterdam School of Management. His research interests are related to measurement theory in economics, in particular the use of index numbers for efficiency and productivity analysis, as well as spatial economics and trade theory. From an empirical perspective he undertakes multidisciplinary research, publishing numerous articles in top fields journals and book chapters related to environmental economics, transportation, innovation, and regional science. Finally, he has made several contributions in the field computational economics, with several packages for Matlab and Julia that focus on data envelopment analysis and regression methods. A list of his most relevant publications can be found in IDEAS and Google Scholar.

Email: jose (dot) zofio (at) uam (dot) es