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David
García-León

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow (Ca' Foscari University and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Venice).


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I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Affiliated Researcher to the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), where I develop my project WATER DROP (Droughts and Water Scarcity in the EU: Economic Impact, Adaptation, Policy Implications and Integrated Assessment Modelling).

My current research focuses on the estimation and analysis of drought impacts on European agriculture systems in the context of climate change. I rely on several interdisciplinary methods, such as statistical and process-based crop models or regionalised macroeconomic models as well as on satellite imagery, machine learning and geo-referenced farm-level data to capture these interactions.

My research interests vary from Environmental Economics to the economic and social impacts of Climate Change, including data science for food security and the economic implications of climate extremes. I am interested in computer programming while steadily search for innovative ways of displaying data. I am a strong advocate of open science and reproducible research. I make most of my codes available in public repositories.

Prior to joining Ca’ Foscari University, I was Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. I also worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Spain, where I implemented GDP real-time forecasting tools and monitored euro area Member States fiscal policies. I received my PhD in Quantitative Economics at the University of Alicante (Spain) and obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance at CEMFI. I completed my undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Murcia (Spain) and the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).