María Ángeles Cadarso

Department of Economics and Finance – GEAR Research Group

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

Postal Address: Plaza de la Universidad, 1, CP: 02071, Albacete, Spain. Phone: +34926052945; Room: 3.03



Research Areas:

  • Input-Output Analysis
  • MRIO
  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • IO-LCA
  • Environmental and Energy Policy Modelling
  • International Trade
  • Offshoring
  • Environmental Impact from International Freight Transport.

Scientific Publications:

  • 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
  • Osorio, P., Cadarso, M.-Á., Tobarra, M.-Á., García-Alaminos, Á., 2023. Carbon footprint of tourism in Spain: Covid-19 impact and a look forward to recovery. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 65, 303-318. LINK
  • Ortiz, M., Cadarso, M.-Á., López, L.-A., Jiang, X., 2022. The trade-off between the economic and environmental footprints of multinationals’ foreign affiliates. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 62, 85-97. LINK
  • Jiang, X., López, L.-A., Cadarso, M.-Á., Ortiz, M., 2022. The emissions responsibility accounting of multinational enterprises for an efficient climate policy. Global Environmental Change 75, 102545. LINK
  • Gilles, E., Ortiz, M., Cadarso, M.-Á., Monsalve, F., Jiang, X., 2021. Opportunities for city carbon footprint reductions through imports source shifting: The case of Bogota. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 172, 105684. LINK
  • Cadarso, M.Á., Gilles, E., López, L.A., Ortiz, M., 2021. Comercio e integración en el mundo post-COVID-19: Oportunidades y desafíos para América Latina y el Caribe. Revista Integración & Comercio Año 25. LINK
  • López, L.-A., Tobarra, M.-A., Cadarso, M.-Á., Gómez, N. y Cazcarro, I. (2022). Eating local and in-season fruits and vegetables: Carbon-water-employment trade-offs and synergies. Ecological Economics, 192, 107270. doi: 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
  • Sanchez-Carrillo, J. C., Cadarso, M. A., & Tobarra, M. A. (2021). Embracing higher education leadership in sustainability: A systematic review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 298, 126675. LINK
  • Ortiz, M., Cadarso, M.-Á., & López, L.-A. The carbon footprint of foreign multinationals within the European Union. Journal of Industrial Ecology: In Press. doi:10.1111/jiec.13017 LINK
  • Ortiz, M., López, L.A., Cadarso, M.A. (2020) “EU carbon emissions by multinational enterprises under control-based accounting”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling 163, 105104. LINK
  • Banacloche, S., Cadarso, M. Á., & Monsalve, F. (2020). Implications of measuring value added in exports with a regional input-output table. A case of study in South America. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 52, 130-140. LINK
  • Banacloche, S., Cadarso, M. A., Monsalve, F., & Lechon, Y. (2020). Assessment of the sustainability of Mexico green investments in the road to Paris. Energy Policy, 141, 111458. LINK
  • Sun, Y.-Y., Cadarso, M.A., Driml, S., 2020. Tourism carbon footprint inventories: A review of the environmentally extended input-output approach. Annals of Tourism Research 82, 102928. LINK
  • López, L., Cadarso, M., & Ortiz, M. (2020). La huella de carbono del comercio internacional español. ICE, Revista De Economía, 913. 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
  • Tobarra, M. A., López, L. A., Cadarso, M. A., Gómez, N., & Cazcarro, I. (2018). Is Seasonal Households’ Consumption Good for the Nexus Carbon/Water Footprint? The Spanish Fruits and Vegetables Case. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(21), 12066-12077 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
  • Cadarso, M.-Á., F. Monsalve, and G. Arce. 2018. Emissions burden shifting in global value chains – winners and losers under multi-regional versus bilateral accounting. Economic Systems Research: 1-23. LINK
  • Arce, G., L. A. López, M. Á. Cadarso, and N. Gómez. 2017. Carbon leakage risk criteria to strengthen the effectiveness of INDCs. 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
  • Gómez, N., Cadarso, M.A. and Monsalve, F. (2016): “Carbon footprint of a university in a multiregional model: the case of the University of Castilla-La Mancha”, Journal of Cleaner Production. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.009
  • 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
  • Cadarso, M.A., Gómez, N., López, L.A. and Tobarra, M.A. (2016): “Calculating tourism’s carbon footprint: measuring the impact of investments”, Journal of Cleaner Production (Vol. 111, part B, pp. 529–537). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.019
  • 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
  • López, L.A., Cadarso, M.A., Gómez, N. and Tobarra, M.A. (2015): “Food miles, carbon footprint and global value chains for Spanish agriculture: assessing the impact of a carbon border tax”, Journal of Cleaner Production (Vol. 103, pp. 423–436). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.01.039
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cadarso, M. A.; Gómez, N.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2012): “International Trade and Shared Environmental Responsibility by Sector. An Application to the Spanish Economy”, Ecological Economics, vol. 83, pp. 221-235
  • Cadarso, M. A.; Gómez, N.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2012): “Offshoring components and their effect on employment: firms deciding how and where”, Applied economics, vol. 44 (8), pp. 1009-1020
  • 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
  • Cadarso, M. A.; Gómez, N.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2010): “CO2 emissions of international freight transport and offshoring: measurement and allocation”, Ecological Economics, 69, 1682-1694
  • 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
  • Cadarso, M. A.; Gómez, N.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2009): “Deslocalización a nivel regional: El caso de la industria y los servicios en la Comunidad de Madrid”, Papeles de Europa, 18, pp. 93-120
  • Cadarso, M. A.; Gómez, N.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2009): “El offshoring como práctica para mejorar los resultados empresariales. Cambio técnico versus sustitución de inputs en la industria española”, Economía Industrial, 373, pp. 33-43
  • Cadarso, M.A.; Gómez, N.; López, L.A. and Tobarra, M.A. (2008): “The EU enlargement and the impact of outsourcing on industrial employment in Spain, 1993-2003”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 19 (1), pp. 95-108
  • Cadarso, M. A.; Gómez, N.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2008): “Especialización vertical en la industria y los servicios: convergencia en la Unión Europea”, Revista de Estudios Empresariales, 1, pp. 65-87
  • Cadarso, M. A.; López, L. A. and Tobarra, M. A. (2007): “Especialización vertical, outsourcing e inversión directa en la industria española”, Revista de Economía Mundial, 16, pp. 27-55
  • Cadarso, M.A.; Gómez, N.; López, L.A. and Tobarra, M.A. (2007): “Spanish industrial employment, vertical specialisation and outsourcing to the EU candidates”, en Vahtra y Pelto (ed.). The future competitiveness of the EU and its eastern neighbours, Pan-European Institute, Turku (Finland).


Bachelor´s Degrees

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Master´s Degrees – Master in Growth and Sustainable Development

  • Environmnental Macroeconomics