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Dr Alvaro Calzadilla Rivera
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  • Associate Professor
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Álvaro Calzadilla joined the UCL ISR as a Senior Lecturer in Macro-economic Modelling for a Green Economy in July 2015. His primary focus is applied general equilibrium analysis of agricultural policies, natural resources, renewable energy and climate change. Before joining the UCL ISR, Álvaro worked as a postdoc researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany, as a research fellow at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy and as a researcher at Ciess-Econométrica and Universidad Católica Boliviana in Bolivia.

Álvaro holds a PhD in Economics from Hamburg University and the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (Germany) and a MSc in Economics from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Bolivia).

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Álvaro specializes in macro-economic modelling. He has worked extensively with global computable general equilibrium (CGE) models applied to the analysis of water resources, agricultural policies, land use and bioenergy policies, renewable energy, and climate change.

His PhD focused on the modelling of water resources under a global CGE framework. He developed a new version of the GTAP-W model which includes water as a factor of production in agriculture, differentiates between rainfed and irrigated crops and allows for substitution between water and other primary factors.

At the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Álvaro co-developed a global CGE model with a great detail on land use competition and biofuel production (DART-BIO). This model is used to evaluate different agricultural and energy policies. He has also developed special versions of the DART model to analyse the economic impacts of land-grab issues in Africa, extraction of oil and gas from the Arctic, and the Desertec initiative.

As part of the UCL ISR modelling team, Álvaro contributes to the development of a state-of-the-art global CGE model to analyse the water-land-energy nexus. This global CGE model is complemented by a detailed UK CGE model to analyse possible transitions to a low carbon energy system and resource efficiency at the country (UK), regional and global level.

JUL-2015 Senior Lecturer in Macro-economic Modelling UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources University College London, United Kingdom
JAN-2010 – JUN-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher Research area Environment and Natural Resources Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
JAN-2006 – DEC-2009 PhD Researcher Research unit Sustainability and Global Change Hamburg University, Germany
FEB-2004 – DEC-2005 Research Fellow Ecological and Environmental Economics Programme International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
JUL-2001 – JAN-2004 Researcher Centro de Estudios Económicos y Sociales Ciess-Econométrica, Bolivia, Plurinational State Of
OCT-2000 – MAR-2001 Researcher and Research Assistant Instituto de Investigaciones Socio Económicas Universidad Católica Boliviana, Bolivia, Plurinational State Of
Academic Background
2011   Doctor of Philosophy Universitat Hamburg
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