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Jorge Diaz Lanchas

Jorge Diaz Lanchas

Jorge Díaz Lanchas is Economist at the Joint Research Centre (Seville) of the European Commission since 2017.

He holds a PhD in Economics (with honors) from Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). His PhD thesis was also awarded in 2017 with the national award for thesis in economics by the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors (Real Academia Española de Doctores). He has a Msc in International Economics from the same university whose Master Thesis was awarded by the Arquímedes national prize (accesit) for young researchers by the Spanish Ministry of Educaction (2012). 

Before joining the European Commission, he was postdoc researcher in the Center for International Development at Harvard University (Boston, USA). Previously, we has visiting researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam, Deusto Business School, Purdue University and the Kiel University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

He is a specialist in international trade, regional and urban economics, and has published papers in journals such as Transportation Research Part A, Spatial Economic Analysis and Applied Economic Letters. Besides, he has published a number of technical JRC reports. 

Within the Regional Modelling (REMO) team, he focuses on economic geography and macroeconomic regional topics, but also contributes with microeconometric techniques to the development of the CGE spatial model RHOMOLO for the EU regions.