Keynote Speakers

Dª Natalia Fabra

Professor of Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and Associate Member of the Toulouse School of Economics.


Natalia Fabra works in the field of Industrial Organisation, with an emphasis on Energy and Environmental Economics and Regulation and Competition Policy. Her research papers are have been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, the Rand Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal, Energy Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others. Natalia is Associate Editor at The Economic Journal and the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Natalia has received two distinguished awards as Best Young Spanish Economist (one awarded by the Banco Sabadell Foundation, and the other by the Madrid regional government). In 2017, she was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant, “Current Tools and Policy Challenges in Electricity Markets”, for the period 2018-2023.

Natalia Fabra has been a Visiting Research Fellow at several institutions, including the University of California Energy Institute (Berkeley), Nuffield College (Oxford), the Toulouse School of Economics, Northwestern University (Chicago), and the Energy Policy Research Group (Cambridge), among others.

D. Dabo Guan

Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University (China), Senior Member of St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences (UK).


Dabo Guan is a Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University, China, and a Senior Member of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He was conferred on the title of Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, UK in March 2019. He was elected as a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society in 2018. He serves as a Subject Editor of Applied Energy (Impact Factor: 8.426 and 4 million downloads in 2019) and board editor for Nature Sustainability, One Earth and ERL. He is a council member of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health. He served as a Lead Author for the 5th Assessment Report of Working Group III, IPCC.

He is specialized in environmental economics for international climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, scenario analysis on environmental impacts, water resources accounting and management, input-output modelling and their applications in both developed and developing countries.

Dabo Guan has published over 160 articles, including 40+ articles published in Nature, Science, PNAS and Nature research journals. His h index is 57 and has over 12,000 times citations. He received the PNAS Cozzarelli Prize 2014, the Leontief Prize 3 times and the Philip Leverhulme Prize. He is a Highly Cited Researcher for 2018, year in which his paper about climate change and beer drought received the Altimetric Top 100 award and was the most “talked about” climate change-related paper in media and social media. Dabo has been leading several international consortium projects and research fellowships funded by RUCK, Newton Fund, UK government, and National Science Research Foundation and Ministry of Science and Technology in China.