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Gallastegui Zulaica, Mª Carmen

Economist

Mª Carmen Gallastegui Zulaica (1945, Bergara) is professor of Economic Theory and Head of the Environmental Economics Unit at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU's Institute of Public Economics. She holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Valladolid, an MSc (Econ.) from the London School of Economics, UK, and a doctorate from Brown University (USA).

Her main lines of research are optimal management models for exploiting renewable resources; the functioning and design of the public sector; the incorporation of the Spanish economy into the euro and the phenomenon of delocalisation of economic activities.

Professor Gallastegui has led numerous research projects for the Ministry, the Basque Government and the UPV/EHU. She has participated as chief researcher on a Research Team made up of UPV/EHU and AZTI/Tecnalia members, in the Fifth and Sixth EU Framework Programmes and published articles in several national and international journals.

She spent some time in Oxford during 2001/2002 as a basque fellow and has taught doctorate courses at the UPV/EHU and other universities in Spain.

Mª Carmen Gallastegui was the Basque Government's Minister for Economics and Planning in 1991; has chaired Ikerbasque's Executive Board and been head of the Doctorate Programme in Economic Analysis, Quantitative Techniques and Public Economics. At the UPV/EHU, she has been head of the Department of Economic Theory, a member of the Economic and Social Council and sat on the Governing Board.

Professor Gallastegui has won the National Lucas Mallada Prize (2005), and the Euskadi Research Award (2006).

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