GEAR team members Fabio Monsalve, Jorge Zafrilla, María Ángeles Cadarso, and Post Graduate student Angela García-Alaminos have recently published a new paper in the journal Economic Systems Research about the social implications of European Union Policies within a globalised production system. The paper is  entitled “Is the emperor wearing new clothes? A social assessment of the European Union 2007–2013 financial framework.

A big congrat!!


Download a free copy of the paper as a courtesy of Taylor and Francis:


New publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production

GEAR team members Luis A. López, Guadalupe Arce and Jorge Zafrilla, in collaboration with Manuel Morenate, graduate student of the Master’s Degree Programme
in Sustainable Growth and Development, have recently published a new paper in the Journal of Cleaner Production entitled “How does income redistribution affect households’ material footprint?”.


LINK to the Journal:



GEAR participates in the UCLM-MUST experience

The GEAR’s researcher Guadalupe Arce participated in the second UCLM-MUST seminar.

Students from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) and from the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) attended to the conference and participated in the groupal dynamic guided by Guadalupe. The activity was entitled “Consecuencias medioambientales del comercio España-China”.

Thanks to the organizers for the invitation and for proposal of all of these constructive alternatives and experiences in the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences in Albacete.

More information about the seminar here:


GEAR on the Radio!

Jorge Zafrilla, one of the GEAR members, has been interviewed in “Castilla-La Mancha Hoy” from CMM Media Radio.

In this interview, Jorge tries to explain a recent GEAR publication in Nature Climate Change about the Technology-based assumption to share, globally, emissions responsibilities among countries.

If you are interested, please hear here the interview:

Language: Spanish.



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Call for papers “SHAIO 7th Conference of Input-Output Analysis” Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

The 7th Conference of Input-Output Analysis to be held in Mérida, Yucatán, México, birthplace of the great Mayan culture. This culture actually shines thanks to the descendants who inhabit the region and who carry out productive activities that require an okol (input) as well as a Jóok’ol(output or product), according the Mayan language. Initially these villages exchange the processed products and others were transported to other markets thanks to the white roads (sak béoob). With the arrival of the Spaniards, there were changes in those societies but did not prevent the commercial flows subsist.

The key dates are:

  • Abstract submission – May 22, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance – June 02, 2017
  • Full paper submission – July 24, 2017
  • Registration for the Spanish School – July 21, 2017
  • Submission Emilio Fontela Prize – July 21, 2017
  • Early bird registration – July 24, 2017
  • Regular registration – August 31, 2017
  • Spanish School of IOA – September 18, 2017
  • Spanish Conference on IOA – September 19-20, 2017

Please check all the information in: 

See you in Mexico!!


Master lecture by Iñaki Arto: “La huella energética del desarrollo humano”

Some pictures of Iñaki Arto’s presentation in the frame of the Master in “Growth and Sustainable Development” (Máster Universitario en Crecimiento y Desarrollo Sostenible), from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).

Iñaki, research professor at Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), has presented a piece of his work  about the energy requirements of a developed world.

Thanks to Iñaki and all the attendees!


Master Lecture: Iñaki Arto

The Master in “Growth and Sustainable Development” (Máster Universitario en Crecimiento y Desarrollo Sostenible), from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), invites you to the Master Lecture entitled: “La huella energética del desarrollado humano” by Iñaki Arto.

Our friend Iñaki, is Research Professor at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in Bilbao, Spain.  (LINK)

All GEAR members are part of the teaching staff of the “Growth and Sustainable Development Master”, and are proud to invite you to the Master Lecture that will be held next Tuesday 13th at the Salón de Actos of the Faculty of Economics and Bussines Sciences in Albacete.

See you then!



GEAR in Paris

Many members of GEAR have attended and presented 6 papers in the ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT KNOWLEDGE WEEK (E2KW), an international conference organized by CYTEMA-UCLM in collaboration with UPEC-Cetreil. The six papers presented were:

  • “Analizing the interdependence of renewable energy and wealth generation”, López-Bernabé, E., Córcoles, C. y Carrasco, I. (POSTER)
  • “Mexico and Brazil: Global value chains and CO2 emissions embodied in trade”, Banacloche, S., Cadarso, M.A. y Monsalve, F.
  • “Is the emperor naked? Tracking the environmental and social footprint of EU 2007-2013 Finanncial Framework”, Monsalve, F., Zafrilla, J.E., Cadarso, M.A. y García-Alaminos, Á. (POSTER)
  • “Global emissions chains and multinational enterprises: Measuring responsibilities following the control criterion”, López, L.A., Cadarso, M.A., Zafrilla, J.E. y Arce, G.
  • “Are we greener or just older? Present and future CO2 diet emissions in Spain”, Tobarra, M.A., Gómez, N. y Druckman, A.
  • Environmental impact from Spanish food waste and its alternative: If I waste there will be trouble, if I don’t there will be double” Tobarra, M.A., Gómez, N. y Chtinis, M.