1. agarciaa's picture   Adela García Aracil   Doctor en Económicas
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Current position
Reseacher Scientist of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), joint institute of the CSIC and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).

Academic Degrees
1995 Graduate in Economics, specialism in Contextual Economics and Public Sector at the University of Valencia.
1998 Diploma of Advance Higher Education Studies at the University of Valencia. Minor Thesis: “Wives labour supply”. Applications of limited dependent variable procedure combining two different but complementary data bases: Spanish Labour Force Survey (“EPA”) and the Spanish Family Expenditure Survey (“EPF”).
2003 Doctor in Economics (European Doctorate) at the University of Valencia. Inter-departmental doctorate of Economic Analysis and Applied Economic. Her thesis “Labour Market Analysis for European Higher Education Graduates”, which was completed in 18 months – analysed the job benefits (monetary and non-monetary) of higher education graduates, and the mismatch among competences and job requirements. This doctoral research used the CHEERS data base.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
November 1996 – June 1998. Predoctoral Fellowship at the Valencian Institue of Economic Researchers (“IVIE”). It allowed me to start the doctoral courses at the University of Valencia, and to start an active collaboration with some European experts in the field of Economics of Education.
July 1999 – August 1999. Summer Internship Program, World Bank, Washington, DC., (US). It allowed me to start an active collaboration with international experts in the field of Education and Human Development.
February 2002 – January 2004. Predoctoral Fellowship at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). It allowed me to develop my PhD.
June 2003 – August 2003. Predoctoral Fellowship at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (The Netherlands). It allowed me to expand my knowledge in novel analysis of human capital competences.
July 2008 (15 days). Postdoctoral Fellowship at ROA, Maastricht (The Netherlands). It allowed me to study in depth the evaluation of complex competences among European young higher education graduates.

Research Experience
Private Sphere. November 1996 – June 1999. Initial research position at the “IVIE”. Expertise Area: Higher Education – Human Capital Development and Labour Market Analysis.
International Sphere. July 1999 – December 2001. Internal Consultant at the World Bank, Washington, DC. She worked in the Social Human Development (SHD) – Education Department in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCSHE), and in the Human Development Network (HDN) – Education Department in the Middle East and North of Africa Region (HDNED). Expertise Area: Primary and Secondary Education – Education and Human Development.
Public Sphere. Since 2002 at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Expertise Area: Innovation Management – Socioeconomic impact of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs); University-Industry linkages; Analysis of Human Capital Competencies – Surpluses and Shortages; Strategic Planning; Assessment of HEIs Performance through Indicators System.

Scientific Publications
Author of 14 articles published in international refereed journal (Higher Education, Journal of HE, Research in Higher Education, Research Policy, Regional Studies, Scientometrics and World Development), 7 articles in international journals, 2 articles in national reviews, 8 book chapters and two monographs.
Over 65 contributions to Proceedings of international conferences, workshops, forums and others, 11 participations as invited lecturer (for more detail see section on early achievement track record).

Google academic profile: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=HDms764AAAAJ&hl=es

ORCID code: 0000-0002-9745-0563

Teaching and Supervision Activities
Over 8 years of experience at the Advanced School of Business Research and Marketing – ESIC-Valencia as associate professor, giving lectures on Bachelor’s degree courses. Over 2 years of experience at the Technical University of Valencia giving lectures on Master’s courses. Academic activity is related to innovation and technology management, and knowledge transfer in higher education institutions.
During this time I supervised: (i) one PhD, in 2010, working on analysis of the teaching and research trade-offs at Spanish universities; the student was awarded cum laude; (ii) two master dissertations, one in 2007 on the indicators system as a way to assess the performance of higher education institutions, and the other in 2006 on the evolution of Spanish universities’ efficiency over time; (iii) three final undergraduate degree dissertations, one in 2010 focused on the relationship of the university with its socio-economic environment, and two in 2006 focused on the productivity and efficiency analysis of the public research centres.


  1. Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Óscar Llopis, Pablo D'Este, Jordi Molas-Gallart
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: rvad003 - pags 1 - 15


  1. Melanie Walker, Alejandra Boni, Carmen Martinez-Vargas, Melis Cin
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities,
    Vol: 23 - pags 1 - 7
  2. Hamed Vagheei, Alex Laini, Paolo Vezza, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Fulvio Boano
    Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies ,
    Vol: 42 - pags 1 - 15
  3. Sergio Belda-Miquel, Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Alejandra Boni
    Eure : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbanos Regionales,
    Vol: 48 - pags 1 - 23
  4. Monique Leivas Vargas, Marta Maicas-Pérez, Carmen Monge-Hernández, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities,
    Vol: 23 - pags 50 - 72
  5. Sandra Ezquerra, Marina Di Masso Tarditti, Marta G. Rivera Ferre
  6. Fabrizio Fusillo, Davide Consoli, Francesco Quatraro
    Economic Geography,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 27
  7. Irene Ramos Vielba, Nicolás Robinson García, Richard Woolley
    PLoS ONE,
    Vol: 16 - pags 1 - 23
  8. Lilia Constanza Molano-Bernal, Leidy Patricia Tibaduiza-Castañeda, Germán Andrés Aguilera-Arango, Dubert Yamil Cañar-Serna, José David Barberá-Tomas
    Revista Científica Agroecosistemas,
    Vol: 10 - pags 88 - 95
  9. Marta Rivera-Ferre
    Metode Science Studies Journal,
    Vol: 12 - pags 131 - 135
  10. Monique Leivas Vargas, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal, Lina María Zuluaga García
    Journal of Global Ethics ,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 20
  11. Enrique Meseguer, David Barberá-Tomás, Carlos Benito-Amat, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Luis Martí-Bonmatí
    European Journal of Radiology,
    Vol: 146 - pags 1 - 8
  12. Oscar Llopis, Pablo D'Este
    Journal of product innovation management,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 23
  13. Elena Castro Martínez, Carolina Cañibano Sánchez, Elea Giménez Toledo, Julia Olmos Peñuela, François Perruchas
    Informe ANECA,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 100
  14. Rocio Poveda-Bautista, Hannia Gonzalez-Urango, Edison Ramírez-Olivares, Jose-Antonio Diego-Mas
    Vol: 2022 - pags 1 - 15
  15. Federica Cappelli, Caterina Conigliani, Davide Consoli, Valeria Costantini, Elena Paglialunga
    Economía Política,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 44
  16. Francisco González-Sala, Yana Silivestru, Julia Osca-Lluch, Manuel Martí-Vilar
    Revista Española de Documentación Científica,
    Vol: 45 - pags -
  17. J.L. Aleixandre-Tudo, L. Castello-Cogollos, L. Aleixandre, R. Aleixandre-Benavent
    Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems,
    Vol: 222 - pags 1 - 12
  18. Francisco González Sala, Julia Osca-Lluch, Carmel Ferragut Domingo
    Revista de Historia de la Psicología,
    Vol: 43 - pags 2 - 10
  19. Elena Castro Martínez
    Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad,
    Vol: 17 - pags 163 - 168
  20. Julia Osca-Lluch; Julia Haba-Osca
    Anales de Documentación,
    Vol: 25 - pags 1 - 6
  21. Virginia Vallejo-Rojas, Marta G. Rivera-Ferre, Federica Ravera
    Agriculture and Human Values ,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 27
  22. Movements Editors Colin R. Anderson, Rosa Binimelis Adell, Michel P. Pimbert, Marta Rivera Ferre
  23. Oscar Llopis, Pablo D'Este, Maureen McKelvey, Alfredo Yegros
    Vol: 110 - pags 1 - 13


  1.   The steady effect of knowledge co-creation with universities on business scientific impact throughout the economic cycle
    Ana María Gómez-Aguayo, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Carlos Benito-Amat
  2.   Research impact seen from the user side
    Jordi Molas-Gallart, Richard Woolley
  3.   Personality and affects: Researchers with emotional intelligence
    Laura Hernando-Jorge, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Ana M. Tur Porcar
  4.   Academic artists' engagement and commercialisation
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Carlos Benito-Amat, Ester Planells-Aleixandre
  5.   From emotion to motivation: the role of social support for researchers
    Ana Tur-Porcar, Andrés Salas-Vallina, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  6.   Blue uncertainty: Warding off systemic risks in the Anthropocene - Lessons from COVID-19
    Pablo F. Méndez
  7.   New industrial policy and the role of executive agencies at the subnational level
    Pedro Marques
  8.   Exporting but still poor: the challenges of regional development in regions with mature industries
    Pedro Marques, David Barberá-Tomás
  9.   Indicadores de Participación Ciudadana desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español
    Mónica García-Melón, Hannia González-Urango
  10.   Fiction Lagging Behind Or Non-Fiction Defending The Indefensible? University-Industry (et al.) Interaction In Science Fiction
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Laura González-Salmerón, Pedro Marques
  11.   Indicadores de género desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad social en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español.
    Paula Otero-Hermida
  12.   Innovation from science: the role of network content and legitimacy ties
    Pablo D’Este, Óscar Llopis, Maureen Mc Kelvey, Alfredo Yegros
  13.   Connections matter: the influence of network sparseness, network diversity and a tertius iungens orientation on innovation
    Óscar Llopis, Pablo D’Este, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes
  14.   Research & Innovation in Spain 2016
    Ana Fernández-Zubieta, Irene Ramos-Vielba
  15.   From brawn to brains: manufacturing-KIBS interdependency
    Dioni Elche, Davide Consoli, Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo
  16.   A Functional Review of Literature on Research Careers
    Richard Woolley, Carolina Cañibano, Jakob Tesch
  17.   Exploring connections between social innovation, grassroots processes and human development: an analysis of alternative food networks in the city of Valencia (Spain)
    Victoria Pellicer Sifres, Sergio Belda Miquel, Aurora López Fogués, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal
  18.   Challenging traditional logics of energy planning: a Capability Approach analysis of a Grassroots Innovation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
    María Ten Palomares
  19.   Regional Human Capital and University Orientation: A case study on Spain
    Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, Davide Consoli
  20.   ‘Shaken, but not stirred’: six decades defining social innovation
    Mónica Edwards-Schachter, Matthew L. Wallace
  21.   Who do you care about? Scientists’ personality traits and perceived beneficiary impact
    Óscar Llopis, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  22.   The impact of one of the most highly cited university patents: formalisation and localization
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, David Barberá-Tomás, Mónica Edwards-Schachter
  23.   A Taxonomy of Multi-Industry Labour Force Skills
    Davide Consoli, Francesco Rentocchini
  24.   Agglomerations and firm performance: how does it work, who benefits and how much?
    Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Francisca Sempere-Ripoll
  25.   Resolving tensions of research utilization: The value of a usability-based approach
    Paul Benneworth, Julia Olmos-Peñuela
  26.   Clusters and industrial districts: where is the literature going? Identifying emerging sub-fields of research
    Jose Luis Hervas Oliver, Gregorio Gonzalez and Pedro Caja
  27.   Explaining researchers’ readiness to incorporate external stimuli in their research agendas
    Julia Olmos Peñuela, Paul Benneworth, Elena Castro-Martínez
  28.   Acceso al conocimiento público universitario en España: patrones geográficos - Access to universities’ public knowledge in Spain: geographical patterns
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  29.   Examiner amendments to applications to the european patent office: Procedures, knowledge bases and country specificities
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro and Elena M. Tur
  30.   Access to universities’ public knowledge: Who’s more regionalist?
    Manuel Acosta, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Daniel Coronado

























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