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Juan Delgado

Juan Delgado

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Juan Delgado was a Resident Fellow from September 2005 to October 2008, when he left to become Chief Economist for the Spanish National Commission for Competition. Before then, he was the Repsol YPF Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He also worked as an economist at DG Competition of the European Commission (2001-2004) and with the Spanish telecommunications regulator (1999-2001).Juan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and a Master in Economics from the University of Warwick.His research at Bruegel focused on markets, competition and regulation and, in particular, on energy and climate change policies. In 2007, he was one of the writers of Bruegel's first Blueprint Energy: The Choices for Europe.

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EU Versus U.S. Antitrust Policies

The European Court of First Instance’s judgment on the EU/Microsoft case has raised concern in the US. Juan Delgado explores the heated debate on the different approaches to antitrust policies in the United States and in Europe. Click here   to download this comment.

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: October 8, 2011
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Book

Beyond Copenhagen: A climate policymaker's handbook

Beyond Copenhagen: A climate policymaker's handbook

It is still unclear what a post-Kyoto international regime to tackle climate change will look like. Negotiations on a post-2012 framework are revisiting questions that arose when the Kyoto Protocol was put in place – such as how targets can best be shared out, and how the different interests of rich and poor countries can […]

By: Juan Delgado and Stephen Gardner Topic: Energy & Climate Date: September 17, 2009
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Policy Brief

The new food equation: do EU policies add up?

The new food equation: do EU policies add up?

This policy brief, Juan Delgado and Indhira Santos look at how EU policies should be adjusted to the higher food prices. The brief makes three policy recommendations: innovation in biofuels should be encouraged but biofuels targets should be abandoned as they are expensive and distort agricultural and energy markets. Freer trade is needed for both […]

By: Juan Delgado and Indhira Santos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 19, 2008
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Indhira Santos

The non-response of the G8 to the food crisis

Juan Delgado and Indhira Santos argue that although the right issues are on the G8 table, what it is still lacking, after one year of continuously increasing prices, is comprehensive action: the G8 leaders‘ statement on food security lacks a clear plan in the first two policy areas -trade and aid- and remains vague in […]

By: Juan Delgado and Indhira Santos Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: July 8, 2008
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A tail of two countries

A tail of two countries

The outlook for two of the euro area‘s best performing economies to date, Ireland and Spain, has darkened dramatically recently amid severe downturns in housing markets. What do these countries‘ experiences tell us about the functioning of EMU? Bruegel‘s new policy brief ‘A Tail of Two Countries‘ examines the behaviour of housing markets in Ireland […]

By: Alan Ahearne, Juan Delgado and Jakob von Weizsäcker Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 31, 2008
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External Publication

Reducing the climate change bill

Reducing the climate change bill

In this paper for the Think Global Act European project Juan Delgado argues that early, effective and cost-efficient policies are crucial to achieving the objective of keeping future temperature changes below two degrees celsius. He calls for a concentration of efforts in two areas: a functioning carbon market and a broad post-Kyoto international agreement.

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Energy & Climate Date: April 27, 2008
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Europe's arsenal to fight Climate Change

Juan Delgado argues that the most efficient way to tackle climate change is to focus on curtailing emissions and provide agents with the freedom to choose by what means to do so. Any complementary target should contribute in this direction and not add additional burdens. Click here   to download this comment. This comment was […]

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 13, 2008
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The blurred Frontier of single market Policies

Juan Delgado writes that policies aiming to deepen the single market can no longer constitute an independent branch of the policy agenda but should be an integral part of any national and European policy. Click here   to download this comment.

By: Juan Delgado Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 2, 2008
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Landing airplanes in green Europe

Juan Delgado discusses the effects of including airlines within the European emissions scheme. Click here   to download this comment. This comment was also published by The Globalist.

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Energy & Climate Date: December 10, 2007
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EU has gone to Bali with objectives but without strategies

Juan Delgado argues that the European Union’s ambitious comittment to reduce emission may be in conflict with the low carbon competitiveness of EU exports. Click here   to download this comment.

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Energy & Climate Date: December 10, 2007
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Policy Brief

Why Europe is not carbon competitive

Why Europe is not carbon competitive

Contrary to what is generally pictured, this policy brief shows that when considering the export mix, Europe is more vulnerable to carbon pricing schemes than other countries and regions. Europe specialises more than its main global competitors in industries with relatively high carbon emissions, such as minerals and chemicals, rather than in high-tech industries and […]

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Energy & Climate Date: November 19, 2007
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Policy Contribution

EU climate policy: dividing up the commons

EU climate policy: dividing up the commons

Juan Delgado discusses the economic impact of climate change policies. The EU has committed to an ambitious climate change agenda. The challenge facing Europe now is how to meet the targets at a minimum cost and how to allocate the cost in such a way that it has a neutral impact on competitiveness. This note […]

By: Juan Delgado Topic: Energy & Climate Date: August 29, 2007
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