- Joint Research Centre
David García-León’s work contributes to study and assess the economic effects of climate change at the global and EU levels, including the cross-sectoral impacts, as well as the effectiveness of alternative adaptation policies.
His research interests span several disciplines, but are always headed to understand the socio-economic effects of the environment on human activities, with a particular focus on low-probability, high-impact climate events.
Previously, he was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, where he implemented his project WATER DROP on the economic assessment of droughts.
He received a PhD in Quantitative Economics at the University of Alicante (Spain). Before that, he worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Spain and obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance at CEMFI.
- García-León, D., Casanueva, A., Standardi, G., Burgstall, A., Flouris, A.D., and L. Nybo (2021). Current and projected regional economic impacts of heatwaves in Europe. Nature Communications 12, 5807 (Coverage: The Guardian, El Mundo, The New York Times, CNN | Altmetric: 99th percentile).
- García-León, D., Standardi, G., and A. Staccione (2021). An integrated approach for the estimation of agricultural drought costs. Land Use Policy 100, 104923.
- García-León, D., López-Lozano, R., Toreti, A., and M. Zampieri (2020). Local-scale cereal yield forecasting in Italy: Lessons from different statistical models and spatial aggregations. Agronomy 10(6), 809.
- García-León, D., Contreras, S., and J. Hunink (2019). Comparison of meteorological and satellite-based drought indices as yield predictors of Spanish cereals. Agricultural Water Management 213:388–396.