Currently he is Associate Professor at the UPV/EHU.
He has been Director of Scientific Policy in the Basque Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (2005-2009), member of the Committee of Experts, representing Spain, at the People Programme (7th Framework Programme of the European Commission). (2008), Member of the Spanish General Council of Research and Technology, (2006-2009), member of the Spanish National Council for Assessment of Research Activity, CNEAI (2006-2009). member of the Basque Council of Research (2007-2009) and member of the Basque Council of Universities (2006-2009).
He has developed internationally recognised research experience in environmental economics, resource economics and macroeconomics.