Jorge Zafrilla

Department of Economics and Finance – GEAR Research Group
Hispanic Input-Output Society (Council Member 2017-2020; 2021-2024)

Address: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Postal Address: Plaza de la Universidad, 1, CP: 02071, Albacete, Spain. Phone: +34926053227; Room: 3.01



Research Areas:

  • Input-Output Analysis
  • Extended Input-Output Models
  • Applied General Equilibirum Models
  • MRIO
  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • IO-LCA hybrid models
  • Environmental and Energy Policy Modelling
  • International Trade
  • Socioeconomic impacts
  • Corporations carbon footprint

Scientific Publications:

  • García-Alaminos, A., Zafrilla, J., & Monsalve, F. Forced labour in the fashion industry: a hypothetical EU-driven reorganisation of textile value chains. Economic Systems Research, 1-26. doi:10.1080/09535314.2024.2345096 LINK
  • García-Alaminos, Á., Monsalve, F., Zafrilla, J., 2024. Disentangling social impacts in global value chains through structural path analysis: Investigating forced labor in the cotton industry. Journal of Industrial Ecology n/a. LINK
  • Córcoles, C., López, L. A., Osorio, P. y Zafrilla, J. (2024). The carbon footprint of the empty Castilla-La Mancha. Energy Policy, 184, 113892. doi:
  • López, L.-A., Arce, G., Cadarso, M.-Á., Ortiz, M., Zafrilla, J. (2023) The global dissemination to multinationals of the carbon emissions ruling on Shell. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. In Press. LINK
  • García-Alaminos, Á., Gilles, E., Monsalve, F., & Zafrilla, J. (2022). Measuring a university’s environmental performance: A standardized proposal for carbon footprint assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 357, 131783. doi: LINK
  • Gueddari-Aourir A, García-Alaminos A, García-Yuste S, Alonso-Moreno C, Canales-Vázquez J, Zafrilla JE. The carbon footprint balance of a real-case wine fermentation CO2 capture and utilization strategy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2022;157:112058. LINK
  • Cazcarro, I., García-Gusano, D., Iribarren, D., Linares, P., Romero, J. C., Arocena, P., . . . Cadarso, M.-Á. (2022). Energy-socio-economic-environmental modelling for the EU energy and post-COVID-19 transitions. Science of The Total Environment, 805, 150329. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150329
  • Cadarso, M. Á., Tobarra, M. Á., García-Alaminos, Á., Ortiz, M., Gómez, N. y Zafrilla, J. (2022). The Input–Output Method for Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Tourism: An Application to the Spanish Tourism Industry. In J. Ren (Ed.), Advances of Footprint Family for Sustainable Energy and Industrial Systems: Springer International Publishing. LINK
  • García-Alaminos, Á., et al. (2021). “Reassembling social defragmented responsibilities: the indecent labour footprint of US multinationals overseas.” Economic Systems Research: vol 33, issue 4, pages 536-554. LINK
  • M.-Á. Cadarso, M. A. Tobarra, A. García-Alaminos, M. Ortiz, N. Gómez and J. Zafrilla. The Input–Output Method for Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Tourism: An Application to the Spanish Tourism Industry, In: Advances of Footprint Family for Sustainable Energy and Industrial Systems, edited by J. Ren Springer Nature 2021 LINK
  • Zafrilla, J., García-Alaminos, Á., & Monsalve, F. (2020). The Sustainability Challenge of Dairy Livestock Systems. In S. García-Yuste (Ed.), Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Dairy Farms (pp. IX, 112, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology): Springer International Publishing LINK
  • García-Alaminos, Á., Monsalve, F., Zafrilla, J., & Cadarso, M.-A. (2020). Unmasking social distant damage of developed regions’ lifestyle: A decoupling analysis of the indecent labour footprint. PLoS ONE, 15(4) LINK
  • Monsalve, F., Ortiz, M., Cadarso, M.-Á., Gilles, E., Zafrilla, J., & López, L.-A. (2020). Nesting a city input–output table in a multiregional framework: a case example with the city of Bogota. [journal article]. Journal of Economic Structures, 9(1), 8. LINK
  • Zafrilla, J.-E., Arce, G., Cadarso, M.-Á., Córcoles, C., Gómez, N., López, L.-A., Monsalve, F., Tobarra, M.-Á., 2019. Triple bottom line analysis of the Spanish solar photovoltaic sector: A footprint assessment. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 114, 109311. LINK
  • López, L.-A., Cadarso, M.-Á., Zafrilla, J., Arce, G., 2019. The carbon footprint of the U.S. multinationals’ foreign affiliates. Nature Communications 10, 1672. LINK
  • Alonso-Moreno, C., Garde, J.J., Zafrilla, J.E., Canales-Vazquez, J., Gueddari, A. and García-Yuste, S. 2018. The Carbon Dioxide-Rumen Fermentation Processes-strategy, a proposal to sustain environmentally friendly dairy farms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 10, 735-743, LINK
  • Monsalve, F., Zafrilla, J.E., Cadarso, M.-Á.,  and García-Alaminos, Á. 2018. Is the emperor wearing new clothes? A social assessment of the European Union 2007–2013 financial framework. Economic Systems Research: 1-20 in press. LINK
  • Álvarez, S., Tobarra, M.A. and Zafrilla, J. 2018. Corporate and Product Carbon Footprint under Compound Hybrid Analysis. Application to a Spanish Timber Company. Journal of Industrial Ecology, in press
  • López, L. A.,Zafrilla, J., and Álvarez, S. 2017. Volumen 6: La huella de carbono y el análisis input-output. Edited by AENOR. Vol. 6, Huella de Carbono. Madrid: Asociaicón Española de Normalización y Certificación (AENOR) LINK
  • Zafrilla, J. and L. A. López. 2017. Booming and Stagnation of Spanish Construction Sector Through the Extended Carbon Footprint Concept. In Environmental Carbon Footprints. Industrial Cases, edited by S. Muthu: Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier) LINK
  • Dejuán, O., J. E. Zafrilla, M. Á. Tobarra, F. Monsalve, and C. Córcoles. 2017. Decarbonizing electricity generation in the EU. Its impact on emissions and employment all over the world. In Environmental and Economic Impacts of Decarbonization. Input-Output Studies on the Consequences of the 2015 Paris Agreements, edited by O. Dejuán, et al.: Routledge -Taylor&Francis Group- LINK
  • Arce, G., J. E. Zafrilla, L. A. López, and M. Á. Tobarra. (2017). Carbon footprint of human settlements in Spain. In Carbon Footprint and the Industrial Lifecycle – From Urban Planning to Recycling, edited by R. Álvarez, et al. LINK
  • López, L.A., Arce, G., Morenate, M. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2017): “How does income redistribution affect households’ material footprint?”, Journal of Cleaner Production, in press DOI:, LINK
  • Domingos, T., Zafrilla, J.E. and López, L.A. (2016): “Consistency of technology-adjusted consumption-based accounting”, Nature Climate Change, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pages 729-730 LINK
  • Monsalve, F., Zafrilla, J.E. and Cadarso, M.A. (2016): “Where have all the funds gone? Multiregional input-output analysis of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development”, Ecological Economics, Vol. 129, pp. 62–71. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.06.006 LINK
  • Cadarso, M.Á., Gómez, N., López, L.A., Tobarra, M.A. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2015): “Quantifying Spanish tourism’s carbon footprint: the contributions of residents and visitors. A longitudinal study”, Journal of Sustainable Tourism (Vol. 23 (6), pp. 922-946), DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1008497 LINK
  • López, L.A., Domingos, T., Cadarso, M.Á., Zafrilla, J.E. (2014): “The smarter, the cleaner? Collaborative footprint: A further look at taxi sharing”, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS),  Dec 23;111(51). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420242112. LINK
  • Zafrilla, J.E., Cadarso, M.A., Monsalve, F. and de la Rúa, C. (2014): “How Carbon-Friendly Is Nuclear Energy? A Hybrid MRIO-LCA Model of a Spanish Facility”, Environmental Science & Technology (Vol. 48 (24), pp. 14103–14111): American Chemical Society. LINK
  • López, L.A., Cadarso, M.A., Zafrilla, J.E. and Arce, G. (2014): “Assessing the implication on air pollution of an alternative control-based criterion”, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS), June, 4, 2014. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1406948111. LINK
  • López, L.A., Arce, G. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2014): “China, refugio de emisiones de España”, Investigación y Ciencia sección Panorama, número 451, mes de abril. LINK
  • Zafrilla, J.E. (2014): “The Mining Industry under the Thumb of Politicians: The Environmental Consequences of the Spanish Coal Decree”, Journal of Cleaner Production, in Press, available online. LINK
  • López, L.-A., Arce, G. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2014): “Financial Crisis, Virtual Carbon in Global Value Chains, and the Importance of Linkage Effects. The Spain–China Case”, Environmental Science & Technology (Vol. 48, pp. 36-44): American Chemical Society. LINK
  • López, L.A., Arce, G. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2013): “Parcelling virtual carbon in the pollution haven hypothesis”, Energy Economics, vol. 39, pages 177-186. LINK
  • Dejuán, O., López, L.A., Tobarra, M.A. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2013): “A Post-Keynesian Energy AGE Model to Forecast Energy Demand in Spain”, Economic Systems Research, vol. 25, issue 3, pages 321-340. LINK
  • Zafrilla, J.E., López, L.A., Cadarso, M.A. and Dejuán, O. (2012): “Fulfilling Kyoto Protocol in Spain: A matter or Economic Crisis or Environmental Policies?”, Energy Policy, vol. 51, pages 708-719. LINK
  • López, L.A., López, J. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2011): “Fragmentación, offshoring y vertebración de la economía española”, Revista de Economía, ICE, Vol. 859, pages 141-161. LINK
  • López, L.A., Monsalve, F. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2011): “Análisis Input-Output de la eficacia de la Política Europea de Desarrollo Rural 2007-2013. Propuesta metodológica y resultados para Castilla-La Mancha”, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Vol. 29-1, pages: 1-24. LINK
  • Cadarso, M.A., Gómez, N. López, L.A., Tobarra, M.A. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2010): “Emisiones de CO2 asociadas al transporte de turistas en la economía española”, in “Investigaciones, métodos y análisis del turismo”, pages 255-267, Universitas, Oviedo. LINK
  • Dejuán, O. and Zafrilla, J.E. (2009): “An Energy AGE Model”, Working paper 8-2009 Departamento de Análisis Económico y Finanzas, UCLM. LINK


Bachelor’s Degrees – Faculty of Economics and Bussines Sciences, UCLM

  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Economic Theory Complements

Master’s Degrees – Master in Growth and Sustainable Development

  • Environmental Economics