ALEX SANZ


BIOGRAPHY


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Economics Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, also I am affliliated with the Barcelona GSE as a Post-Doc. I received my PhD in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona.

 

My doctoral dissertation, Water and clean energy services in developing countries: Regulation and evaluation of universal service policies, analyzes how to improve access to water services and clean energies in rural communities of developing countries. In this regard, I analyzed a theoretical model supposing that water utilities can use two technologies to provide water and face competition from water resellers. Moreover, I analyzed the performance of communal water organizations in Peru (Juntas Administradoras de Servicios de Saneamiento). I analyzed the performance and determinants for the creation of JASS in Peru showing that they are an efficient mechanism to provide water services in rural areas, but they need support. Finally, I analyzed the implementatio of the FISE (Fondo de Inclusión Social Energético) program in Peru. I also analyze empirically its performance in terms of use of LPG stoves and its health benefits associated. I show that discount vouchers are an efficient policy to increase the use of LPG, avoiding cross-subsidies, to increase the use of LPG stoves, but this policy alone cannot reduce respiratory problems among beneficiaries. On the other hand, this policy reduces diarrhoeal problems.

 

My  most recent research focuses not only in basic services in developing countries but also in environmental economics, such as the analysis of different activities and policies related with air pollution in urban areas of developed countries.

 

I have published my research in international refereed journals (JCR) such as Economic Policy, Journal of Environment and Development or Water (Switzerland).

RESEARCH


Recent Publication

Year

Author

Title

Journal

Volume (Issue)

Pages

2019

Gomez, M. , Perdiguero, J. and Sanz, A.

Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Water Access in Rural Areas of Low and Middle Income Countries

Water (Switzerland)

11 (2)

2018

Calzada, J. and Sanz, A.

Universal access to clean cookstoves: Evaluation of a public program in Peru.

Energy Policy

118

559-572

2017

Calzada, J. , Iranzo, S. and Sanz, A.

Community-managed water services: The case of Peru

Journal of Environment and Development

26

CURRENT TEACHING


Studies

Program

Year

Semester

Course

2019 - 2020

Undergraduate

Economics

Third year

First Semester

MICROECONOMIA III



Economics and Economic History
Foundations of economic Analysis
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