Ignacio Banares Sanchez

Ignacio Banares Sanchez

PhD Candidate in Economics

Department of Economics

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About me

Ignacio is a PhD candidate in Economics at the LSE, where he received his MRes in Economics in 2022 and his MPA in Public and Economic Policy in 2019. Prior to starting his PhD, Ignacio worked as a pre-doctoral researcher at Bocconi University (IGIER), and as a policy economist at the European Central Bank (ECB) and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). His main research interest are industrial development and the energy transition. He employs empirical and theoretical methods from the applied microeconomics, international trade, and spatial economics literatures to study firm dynamics, industrial policy, infrastructure, productivity, trade, innovation, and directed technical change.

His current areas of research include:

  • Industrial and big push policies: South Korea's growth experience
  • Green industrial policy: China's development of its solar photovoltaics industry; Advanced market commitments for green innovation
  • Infrastructure and industrialisation: Electrification and structural transformation in Ghana

Research Interests
Firm dynamics, Industrial policy, Infrastructure, Productivity, trade, Innovation, Directed technical change

Oriana Bandiera
Robin Burgess
John Van Reenen

Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance

Teaching in 2022/23
EC2C3: Econometrics I
EC307: Development Economics

Expertise Details

Development Economics; Environmental Economics; International Trade; Spatial Economics