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Cristina Pizarro


Former BC3 researcher . Current BC3 Associate Researcher

Cristina Pizarro

Main Research Field:
Energy Economics, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Electricity Market, Climate Policy.

Was employee in BC3 from 2016-03-02 to 2017-01-17

Short CV

Cristina Pizarro-Irizar is an associate researcher fellow at BC3. She holds a Bacherlor Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (final year project at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany), a Master in Finance from CUNEF, a Master in Economics from the University of the Basque Country and a PhD in Economics from the University of the Basque Country.

She started her career at Santander Bank. Afterwards she has been working as a researcher and teaching assistant at the University of the Basque Country. Her research focuses on the economics of renewable energy, mainly in the analysis of the policies aimed at renewable energy support in Spain. She has published part of her research in journals specialized in energy issues and her work has been presented at national and international conferences. She has also participated in research projects funded by public and private organizations.

Contact email: cristina.pizarro@bc3research.org

Journal Articles

  • 2023
  • Alcorta, P., Espinosa, M.P., Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2023. Who bears the risk? Incentives for renewable electricity under strategic interaction between regulator and investors. Resource and Energy Economics. 75. DOI (10.1016/j.reseneeco.2023.101401).
  • Ciarreta, A., Espinosa, M.P., Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2023. Pricing policies for efficient demand side management in liberalized electricity markets. Economic Modelling. 121. DOI (10.1016/j.econmod.2023.106215).
  • Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2023. Is it all about supply? Demand-side effects on the Spanish electricity market following Covid-19 lockdown policies. Utilities Policy. 80. DOI (10.1016/j.jup.2022.101472).
  • 2022
  • González-Eguino, M. García-Muros, X. Arto, I., Pizarro-Irizar, C . 2022. Análisis de impacto de alternativas para la financiación de las energías renovables en España. Cuadernos Económicos de ICE. II. (104) 111-135. DOI (https://doi.org/10.32796/cice.2022.104.7476).
  • González-Eguino, M., García-Muros, X., Arto, I., Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2022. Impact evaluation of financing mechanisms for renewable energy in Spain. Cuadernos Economicos de ICE. 2022. (104) 111-135. DOI (10.32796/cice.2022.104.7476).
  • 2020
  • Ciarreta, A., Pizarro-Irizar, C., Zarraga, A. 2020. Renewable energy regulation and structural breaks: An empirical analysis of Spanish electricity price volatility. Energy Economics. 88. DOI (10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104749).
  • González-Eguino,M., Arto,I., Rodriguez-Zuñiga,A., García-Muros,X., Sampedro,J., Kratena,K.,Cazcarro,I.,Sorman,A.H.,Pizarro-Irizar,C.,Sanz-Sanchez,M.J. 2020. Análisis de impacto del Plan Nacional Integrado de Energía y Clima PNIEC 2021-2030 de España. Papeles de Economía Española. 163. 9-22.
  • Sampedro, J., Smith, S.J., Arto, I., González-Eguino, M., Markandya, A., Mulvaney, K.M., Pizarro-Irizar, C., Van Dingenen, R. 2020. Health co-benefits and mitigation costs as per the Paris Agreement under different technological pathways for energy supply. Environment International. 136. DOI (10.1016/j.envint.2020.105513).
  • Sorman, A.H., García-Muros, X., Pizarro-Irizar, C., González-Eguino, M. 2020. Lost (and found) in Transition: Expert stakeholder insights on low-carbon energy transitions in Spain. Energy Research and Social Science. 64. DOI (10.1016/j.erss.2019.101414).
  • 2018
  • Espinosa, M.P., Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2018. Is renewable energy a cost-effective mitigation resource? An application to the Spanish electricity market. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 94. 902-914-914. DOI (10.1016/j.rser.2018.06.065).
  • Markandya, A., Sampedro, J., Smith, S.J., Van Dingenen, R., Pizarro-Irizar, C., Arto, I., González-Eguino, M. 2018. Health co-benefits from air pollution and mitigation costs of the Paris Agreement: a modelling study. The Lancet Planetary Health. 2 (3) e126-e133-133. DOI (10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30029-9).
  • 2017
  • Ciarreta, A., Espinosa, M.P., Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2017. Optimal regulation of renewable energy: A comparison of Feed-in Tariffs and Tradable Green Certificates in the Spanish electricity system. Energy Economics. 67. 387-399-399. DOI (10.1016/j.eneco.2017.08.028).
  • Ciarreta, A., Espinosa, M.P., Pizarro-Irizar, C. 2017. Has renewable energy induced competitive behavior in the Spanish electricity market?. Energy Policy. 104. 171-182-182. DOI (10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.044).

Book chapters

  • 2019
  • Alevgul H. Sorman, Cristina Pizarro-Irizar, Xaquín García-Muros, Mikel González-Eguino, Iñaki Arto. 2019 Spain: On a rollercoaster of regulatory change: risks and uncertainties of renewable energy transitions . In: Alexandros Nikas, Susanne Hanger, Jenny Lieu. In: Case study narratives on risks and uncertainties associated with climate mitigation pathways. London. Routledge. 296. ISBN 9780429458781.

Other Publications

  • 2020
  • González-Eguino, M., Arto, I., Rodriguez-Zuñiga,A.,X García-Muros, X. Sampedro,J., Kratena,K., Cazcarro, I., Sorman, A.H.,Pizarro-Irizar,C., Sanz-Sanchez, M.J. 2020. Impacto Económico, de Empleo, Social y sobre la Salud Pública del Borrador Actualizado del Plan Nacional Integrado De Energía y Clima 2021-2030. Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica.
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