Gonzalo Escribano

Gonzalo Escribano heads the Energy and Climate Programme at the Elcano Royal Institute. He is also Professor of Applied Economics at the UNED.
Senior Analyst and Director of the Energy and Climate Change Programme
32 articles published

Gonzalo Escribano heads the Energy and Climate Programme at the Elcano Royal Institute. He is also Professor of Applied Economics at the UNED. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Madrid’s Complutense University, and he has been a visiting researcher at Florida State University and the Autonomous University of Madrid, and associate researcher at the Centro Español de Relaciones Internacionales (Fundación Ortega y Gasset). He also lectures in different  postgraduate programmes at numerous Spanish and foreign universities on energy geopolitics and the political economy of North Africa. He has participated in various research projects, including the EU’s VII Framework and several Euro-Mediterranean FEMISE projects funded by the European Commission. He has received the Research Award of the Spanish Economic and Social Council. His working languages ​​are Spanish, English and French.

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Research areas: his research agenda focuses on international energy issues like the external dimension of the Spanish and European energy policies, energy geopolitics and geo-economics, energy security, the geopolitics of renewable energies and the interaction of energy resources with economic development in producing countries, especially North Africa and Latin America.

Selected publications: his Google Scholar profile includes more than 200 publications, among which Energy Security for the EU in the 21st Century. Markets, Geopolitics and Corridors (Routledge, New York / Oxon, 2012), and several articles in international journals such as Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, European Journal of Political Economy, Global Policy, Mediterranean Politics or Turkish Studies.

Other contact information: Gonzalo Escribano Google Scholar.


  • Workshop ‘The reform of the European electricity market’ (2024)
  • Seminar ‘Geopolitical pathways for the energy transition: Middle East’ (2022)
  • VII Congress Córdoba ciudad de encuentro y diálogo "The Mediterranean to come: Geopolitics, transitions and conflicts" (2022)

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