Earlier this year the European Commission awarded ENT a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for Dr. Jaume Freire. This July the researcher has begun a 1.5-year research period at Harvard University under the supervision of Professor Dale Jorgenson. Following this period, he will come back to ENT, for one more year to finish the research project.
The project, called METRES (Modelling Environmental Tax Reform in Spain), aims at evaluating the double dividend hypothesis of environmental taxation in Spain. To do this, he will develop an Intertemporal General Equilibrium Model to assess the economic and the environmental effects of an Environmental Tax Reform and of some of the main environmental taxes in Spain at different administrative levels, as well as various proposed policy reforms.