Alvaro Artigas

Doctor in Political Sciences


Alvaro Artigas was awarded his  PhD in Comparative Politics in 2012 and Political Economy, after an M.A. in Comparative Studies at Sciences-Po. He was a visiting doctoral fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung in Berlin and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo and a visiting fellow at the Universiti Malaya, the BRICS Policy Center of Rio de Janeiro, the PUCP of Lima  and El Ateneo of Manila. He is currently a visiting fellow at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals at the U. Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona

He has participated into several research programs among which with the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées of Paris on the large infrastructural modernization in the Pacific Rim (Chile, Peru, Malaysia), and together with Tommaso Vitale (CEE) and the the USPC-NUS consortium on Green Growth in South East Asian metropolis with a focus on MetroManila and Iskandar. He is presently co-steering the MEGOWAS (Metropolitan Governance of Water Systems) USPC-NUS project together with the Institute of Water Policy at the LKY University in Singapour.

He is an associate researcher at the Centre d’études éuropéennes and a member of the Sciences Po program of urban research “Cities are Back in Town” and is a member of the strategic committee of the Chaire Villes et Numérique at the Urban School at Sciences Po. His research addresses the complexity of major infrastructural and developmental programs and their specific sectoral and territorial outcomes in large urban entities. Raising the issue of international competitivity, the integration to the global economy, and sustainable growth strategies it seeks to understand the integrated development of infrastructure and utility networks in the Global South.

Research interests

Cities, Globalization and Urban Policy, International / Regional Economy, Energy, Environment, and Water Policy, Public Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics

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