Ph.D. Cand. in Local Development and Internation Cooperation from Universitat Jaume I (Spain) and member of the Finance, Accounting, and Economics Social Dimensions Research Group of the same university. At Universidad Complutense de Madrid, I made a research stay under the direction of Prof. Juan Ángel Jiménez-Martín, to analyze carbon intensity and systemic risk in banks of Europe and the United States. My area of interest is climate change mitigation and some publications on this topic include the monograph “The new role of development banking in the context of climate change. Case Study: forest financing in Ecuador”, which was prized second place in the Latin American Award for Development Banking. The Master's Thesis “Issuance of green bonds as a financing strategy for climate change mitigation. Application of the Human-Centered Design methodology in the National Financial Corporation of Ecuador” was also prized the Social Commitment Award by the Universitat Jaume I and Banco Santander. Other essays include “The carbon market” and “Public policies towards sustainable communities: the last chance”. The latter was presented at the 8th Degrowth Conference in The Hague (Holland). Another paper that was presented at the 37th EBES Conference in Berlin (Germany) was entitled: “Banks and the decarbonization of the economy. A systematic review of climate-related prudential regulation tools”, whose research was synthesized in the scientific article “Climate-related prudential regulation tools in the context of sustainable and responsible investment: a systematic review”, that has been published by Climate Policy Journal (https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2023.2179587).
Social Commitment Award Banco Santander. 2021. Master's Thesis: “Issuance of green bonds as a financing strategy for climate change mitigation. Application of the Human-Centered Design methodology in the National Financial Corporation of Ecuador”