Natalia Fabra Portela




  • 2001 PhD in Economics, European University Institute, Florence.
  • 1993-1997 Degree in Economics, Universidad Carlos III.

Academic positions:

  • 2018 Professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
  • 2018 Director of EnergyEcoLab, Universidad Carlos III.
  • 2017 Director of the PhD Programme in Economics, Universidad Carlos III.
  • 2020 Research Fellow, Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI).
  • 2018 Associate Member, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  • 2016 Research Fellow, University of Cambridge Energy Policy Group.
  • 2013 Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Principal investigator of the European Research Council project ELECTRIC CHALLENGES. 

Professional experience:

  • 2023 Vice President, Spanish Economic Association.
  • 2022 President, European Association for Research in Industrial Organisation (EARIE).
  • 2020 Member, Economic Affairs Advisory Council, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
  • 2020 Member, Forum for Just and Inclusive Energy Transition, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
  • 2021 Vice president, Spanish Economic Association.
  • 2019-2020 Member, Committee of Experts, Basque Energy Pact, Basque Parliament.
  • 2017-2018 Member, Advisory Council for the Ecological Transition (CAPTE).
  • 2017 Member of the Board of Directors of MIBGAS.
  • 2013 Member, Economic Advisory Group, DG-COMP, European Commission. 

Academic awards:

  • 2018 European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics Award.
  • 2014 Sabadell Herrero Award (best Spanish economist under 40).
  • 2014 Julián Marías Award, Community of Madrid.

Other information of interest:

Ms Fabra is the author of numerous publications, gives seminars, lectures and teaches in the fields of Energy Economics, Energy Transition, Competition Policy and Regulation, among others.