Ignasi Cortes Arbues

PhD candidate


Ignasi Cortés Arbués is a PhD candidate at the Department of Multi-Actor Systems, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Policy Analysis (cum laude) from the Delft University of Technology. In his master thesis, he analysed the public investment policies of the European Green Deal using a macroeconomic stock-flow consistent model based on post-Keynesian and ecological economics’ principles. He also holds a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Imperial College of London.

Within the ‘Center for Social Complexity of Climate Change’, Ignasi works on developing computational general equilibrium modelling approaches to estimate direct and indirect economic damages from climate-induced disasters. During his PhD, he seeks to understand the interaction between private and public climate change adaptation at the macro level due to these damages, to help develop sound macroeconomic adaptation policies.

In his free time, Ignasi watches American football and plays videogames. He particularly enjoys 4X strategy games and The Legend of Zelda franchise. He is also an avid runner and loves cheese.


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2021 - 2022
Trainee, DG CLIMA - European Commission
2019 - 2021
MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis, cum laude - Delft University of Technology
2015 - 2019
MEng in Aeronautical Engineering - Imperial College London