Humberto Llavador


Humberto Llavador is Associate Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a BSE Affiliated Professor. His research focuses on political economy, climate change, and welfare economics.

He has published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and Climatic Change. He has visited Yale University on several occasions, and Princeton in 2009 as a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program.

Together with John E. Roemer and Joaquim Silvestre, he is the coauthor of the book Sustainability for a Warming Planet (Harvard University Press, 2015) which explores the economics of climate change.

Working Papers


Recognition Program

Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau and Humberto Llavador

Inequality, Bipolarization, and Tax Progressivity

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol.13, No 4, 492-513, November 2021, 10.1257/mic.20190111
Josep Maria Antó, Jose Luis Martí, Jaume Casals, Paul Bou-Habib, Paula Casal, Marc Fleurbaey, Howard Frumkin, Manel Jiménez-Morales, Jacint Jordana, Carla Lancelotti, Humberto Llavador, Lela Mélon, Ricard Solé, Francesc Subirada and Andrew Williams

The planetary wellbeing initiative: Pursuing the sustainable development goals in higher education

Sustainability (Switzerland), Vol.13, No 6, March 2021, 10.3390/su13063372
Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau and Humberto Llavador

Elasticity Determinants of Inequality-Reducing Income Taxation

Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol.19, No 1, 163-183, January 2021, 10.1007/s10888-020-09461-8