Ignacio Banares Sanchez

Ignacio Banares Sanchez

PhD Candidate in Economics

Department of Economics

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About me

Ignacio is a PhD Economics candidate in the Department of Economics, 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.

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

Working Papers
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

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Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance

Teaching in 2023/24
EC330: Environmental Economics
PP454: Development Economics

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Expertise Details

Development Economics; Environmental Economics; International Trade; Spatial Economics