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I am Professor of Industrial Engineering of the ICAI School of Engineering, and co-founder and Director of Economics for Energy. I am also a researcher at the Institute for Technology Research (IIT) and the BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability, and Affiliate Researcher at the MIT CEEPR. Currently I serve as Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs at Comillas Pontifical University.
My teaching and research focuses on the relationship between energy, economics and environment, and specifically on sustainable energy, renewable energy and environmental policy, and multiple criteria decision making. I have published about these issues in the most journals relevant in the field. I have also been a consultant for several private and public firms and institutions in Spain, Europe and Latin America. I'm a member of INFORMS, AEEE-IAEE, AERNA-EAERE and the International Society on MCDM.

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Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 5406257
Email: pedro.linares at

Disclosure Statement

As may be observed from my list of projects, my research has been funded by many private firms and public institutions, mostly related to the energy sector. I also carry out part of my research in the BP Chair, funded by BP Spain. In addition, I have some stock (really small, as corresponds to a Spanish professor's salary) in energy firms dealing with renewables and energy efficiency, since these are firms which I think will or at least should have a bright future.
According to the usual codes of conduct, I should not take a position on any issue related to the firms or institutions that pay me directly or indirectly. However, that would mean not taking a position on anything related to the energy sector, something difficult for someone working on energy policy...My only defense against this conflict of interest is my deep commitment to academic freedom, by which I declare that the results, conclusions and opinions stated in my papers are my sole responsibility (jointly with my co-authors if any), and do not represent the views or have been mediated by these firms and institutions. In fact, you may easily see that some of my opinions are clearly against the interests of some of them...