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Felipe Vásquez Lavín

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Felipe Vásquez Lavín (Ph.D.) is a tenured Professor at the School of Business and Economics at UDD in Concepción, Chile. His main research fields are related to Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics, Water Resource Economics, and Choice Modelling.
Felipe has been working on understanding firms’ and consumers’ decisions related to environmental issues (consumption and production). This work has been published in top peer- reviewed journals such as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy, Policy, and World Development. The solid multidisciplinary component of his research allows him to reach multidisciplinary journals like Water Resources Research, Scientific Reports, Conservation Letters, and Journal of Environmental Management. Felipe teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in econometrics with an emphasis on choice modeling.

In applied research, Felipe has been involved in several projects in water and sanitation, energy, and the food industry with private companies. He also has informed the public policy debate by participating in projects for the Chilean Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economics, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Social Development, and the Ministry of Environment in Uruguay and Peru.

Furthermore, he has led several projects with international institutions such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), theInternational Development Bank (IDB), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVM) from the global Center of Adaptation (GCA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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