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. I. Aparisi-Cerdá, D. Ribó-Pérez, J. Gomar-Pascual, J. Pineda-Soler, R. Poveda-Bautista, M. García-Melón
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,
    Vol: 189 - pags 1 - 13
  2. Mistral Van Oudenhove * , María Martínez-Mena, María Almagro , Elvira Díaz-Pereira , Efraín Carrillo, Joris de Vente , Cristina Fernández-Soler , Raquel Luján-Soto and Carolina Boix-Fayos
    Biology and Life Sciences Forum,
    Vol: 30 - pags 1 - 7
  3. Cristina Fernández-Soler, Noelia Garcia-Franco, María Almagro, Elvira Díaz-Pereira , Raquel Luján, Eloísa García, María Martínez-Mena
    Soil Use and management,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 21
  4. Marta Maicas Pérz, Alejandra Boni Aristizabal, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor Martínez
    Revista Prisma Social,
    Vol: - pags 307 - 330


  1. Ruth M-Domènech y Clara Furió-Vico
    Primas Social,
    Vol: 43 - pags 58 - 79
  2. Davide Consoli, Giovanni Marin, Francesco Rentocchini, Francesco Vona
    Research Policy,
    Vol: 52 - pags 1 - 13
  3. Ferrán Catalá-López, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Matthew J. Page, Lourdes Castelló-Cogollos, Brian Hutton, Manuel Ridao, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent, David Moher
    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology,
    Vol: 157 - pags 22 -
  4. Yinglong Qiu; Adela García-Aracil; Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga
    Education Sciences,
    Vol: 13 - pags 1 - 15
  5. Hamed Vagheei, Alex Laini, Paolo Vezza, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Fulvio Boano
    Science of The Total Environment,
    Vol: 893 - pags 164 645 -
  6. Adela García-Aracil, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Sílvia Monteiro, Leandro Almeida
    Education Sciences,
    Vol: 13 - pags 1 - 14
  7. Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Óscar Llopis, Pablo D'Este, Jordi Molas-Gallart
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: rvad003 - pags 1 - 15
  8. Davide Consoli, Valeria Costantini, Elena Paglialunga
    Research Policy,
    Vol: 52 - pags 1 - 21
  9. Francisco González-Sala, Julia Osca Lluch, Maria Peñaranda Ortega
    Revista Española de Documentación Científica,
    Vol: 46 - pags 1 - 14
  10. Judit Manuel, Marta G. Rivera, Feliu López-i-Gelats
    Journal of Peasant Studies,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 27
  11. Ana Escario-Chust, Fenna Vogelzang, Jordi Peris-Blanes, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Sergio Segura-Calero
    Energy Research & Social Science,
    Vol: 100 - pags 1 - 13
  12. Richard Woolley, Jordi Molas-Gallart
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: 32 - pags 591 - 602
  13. Itziar Castelló, David Barberá-Tomás, Eero Vaara
    Journal of Business Venturing,
    Vol: 38 - pags 106 302 -
  14. Raúl Tabarés; Alejandra Boni
    International Journal of Technology and Design Education,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 20
  15. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Handbook of Industrial Development ,
    Vol: - pags 200 - 219
  16. Alejandra Boni, Diana Velasco, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Johan Schot
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 14
  17. Pablo F. Méndez, Floriane Clement, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Ricardo Diaz-Delgado, Sergio Villamayor-Tomas
    Sustainability Science,
    Vol: - pags 303 - 321
  18. Ana G. Ramirez‑Santos, Federica Ravera, Marta G. Rivera‑Ferre, Mar Calvet‑Nogués
    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,
    Vol: 19 - pags 1 - 19
  19. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Territorial Innovation in Less Developed Regions: Governance, Technologies, and Sustainability,
    Vol: - pags 199 - 214
  20. Marie Gruber, Thomas Crispeels, Pablo D’Este
    Vol: - pags 1 - 32
  21. Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Alejandra Boni
    Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 18


  1.   Exploring resource seeking in a scientific collaboration network and its effect on scientists' knowledge creation
    Karine Revet, Isabel Maria Bodas-Freitas, Barthélemy Chollet, Pablo D'Este
  2.   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
  3.   Research impact seen from the user side
    Jordi Molas-Gallart, Richard Woolley
  4.   Características psicológicas del personal investigador español
    Azagra Caro, J. M., Planells Aleixandre, E., Izquierdo Sánchez, B., & Moreno Cabezudo, J. A.
  5.   Personality and affects: Researchers with emotional intelligence
    Laura Hernando-Jorge, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Ana M. Tur Porcar
  6.   Academic artists' engagement and commercialisation
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Carlos Benito-Amat, Ester Planells-Aleixandre
  7.   From emotion to motivation: the role of social support for researchers
    Ana Tur-Porcar, Andrés Salas-Vallina, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  8.   Blue uncertainty: Warding off systemic risks in the Anthropocene - Lessons from COVID-19
    Pablo F. Méndez
  9.   New industrial policy and the role of executive agencies at the subnational level
    Pedro Marques
  10.   Exporting but still poor: the challenges of regional development in regions with mature industries
    Pedro Marques, David Barberá-Tomás
  11.   Indicadores de Participación Ciudadana desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español
    Mónica García-Melón, Hannia González-Urango
  12.   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
  13.   Indicadores de género desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad social en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español.
    Paula Otero-Hermida
  14.   Innovation from science: the role of network content and legitimacy ties
    Pablo D’Este, Óscar Llopis, Maureen Mc Kelvey, Alfredo Yegros
  15.   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
  16.   Research & Innovation in Spain 2016
    Ana Fernández-Zubieta, Irene Ramos-Vielba
  17.   From brawn to brains: manufacturing-KIBS interdependency
    Dioni Elche, Davide Consoli, Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo
  18.   A Functional Review of Literature on Research Careers
    Richard Woolley, Carolina Cañibano, Jakob Tesch
  19.   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
  20.   Challenging traditional logics of energy planning: a Capability Approach analysis of a Grassroots Innovation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
    María Ten Palomares
  21.   Regional Human Capital and University Orientation: A case study on Spain
    Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, Davide Consoli
  22.   ‘Shaken, but not stirred’: six decades defining social innovation
    Mónica Edwards-Schachter, Matthew L. Wallace
  23.   Who do you care about? Scientists’ personality traits and perceived beneficiary impact
    Óscar Llopis, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  24.   The impact of one of the most highly cited university patents: formalisation and localization
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, David Barberá-Tomás, Mónica Edwards-Schachter
  25.   A Taxonomy of Multi-Industry Labour Force Skills
    Davide Consoli, Francesco Rentocchini
  26.   Agglomerations and firm performance: how does it work, who benefits and how much?
    Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Francisca Sempere-Ripoll
  27.   Resolving tensions of research utilization: The value of a usability-based approach
    Paul Benneworth, Julia Olmos-Peñuela
  28.   Clusters and industrial districts: where is the literature going? Identifying emerging sub-fields of research
    Jose Luis Hervas Oliver, Gregorio Gonzalez and Pedro Caja
  29.   Explaining researchers’ readiness to incorporate external stimuli in their research agendas
    Julia Olmos Peñuela, Paul Benneworth, Elena Castro-Martínez
  30.   Acceso al conocimiento público universitario en España: patrones geográficos - Access to universities’ public knowledge in Spain: geographical patterns
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro



























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