Humberto Llavador is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), an affiliate professor of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BarcelonaGSE), and a researcher of the Insitute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG). Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California-Davis, he has held visiting professorships at Yale University, the Grantham Research Institute (GRI) at LSE, and Korea University. He is also a past scholar of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton.
His research focuses on the economics of climate change, political economy and welfare economics, with publications in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, Theoretical Economics, and Climatic Change, among others. He has taught at UPF, the Barcelona GSE, Yale University, Korea University and the University of California-Davis. In 2012 he received the Recognition Jaume Vicens-Vives for teaching quality and innovation from the Catalan Government.
In 2015 he published the book Sustainability for a Warming Planet (Harvard University Press) joint with John E. Roemer and Joaquim Silvestre. This book received the X Catalan Economic Society Award in 2016 and has been reviewed in the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Economics, and Current Biology.