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Economics and Business Studies Department
Eduard Josep Alvarez Palau
Eduard J Alvarez Palau is Senior lecturer in Economics and Business Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2017. He holds a PhD in Engineering and Transport Infrastructure and an MSc in Civil Engineering from Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (UPC). He also holds a Masters in Organisations Management from UOC. Previously, he was research associate at Cambridge University, Blue-Book trainee at European Commission (DG MOVE), part-time teacher at UPC and course instructor at UOC. He also has experience in project management in civil engineering, regional planning and transport consultancy in the private sector.

WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J.: El paisaje como parte del patrimonio cultural local. Catalogacin de las arboledas de los Canales de Urgell para garantizar su preservacin.

  • Bogart, D.; Alvarez-Palau, E.J.; Satchell, M.; Shaw-Taylor, L. & You, X.: Railways and Structural change: evidence from industrializing Britain.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & Mart, J.: Railway expansion policies and their effects on the distribution of population in Finland.

  • Enflo, K.; Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & Mart, J.: Railroads and the industrial take-off: The origins of growth in the Nordic countries.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J.; Diez, A. & Mart, J.: Railroads and regional economic inequality in Western Europe, 1870-1910.

  • Jestl, S.; Alvarez-Palau, E.J.; Holzner, M. & Mart, J.: Introducing Railway Time in the Balkans. Economic effects of railway construction in Southeast Europe and beyond since early 19th century until present days.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
  • Stanev, K., Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & Mart, J. (forth. 2017): Railway Development and the Economic and Political Integration of the Balkans, c.1850-2000. Europe-Asia Studies.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J. (2016): Ferrocarril y Sistema de Ciudades. Biblio 3W. Revista bibliogrfica de Geografa y Ciencias Sociales, XXI(1.169), 38p

  • .Alvarez-Palau, E.J., Hernndez, M. y Tort, A. (2016): Modelo morfolgico de crecimiento urbano inducido por la infraestructura ferroviaria. Estudio de caso en 25 ciudades catalanas. Scripta Nova. Revista Electrnica de Geografa y Ciencias Sociales, XX(527), 38p.

  • Solanas, J., Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & Mart, J.(2015): Estacin ferroviaria y ciudades intermedias: Lectura Geo-espacial del crecimiento urbano mediante indicadores SIG vectoriales. El caso de Catalua (1848-2010). GeoFocus. Revista Internacional de Ciencia y Tecnologa de la Informacin Geogrfica, 16, pp. 253-280.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J.  & Aguilar, A. (2015): Clculo de la accesibilidad territorial ferroviaria mediante instrumentos de anlisis de redes. Aplicacin en Inglaterra y Gales, 1871–1931. GeoFocus. Revista Internacional de Ciencia y Tecnologa de la Informacin Geogrfica, 15, pp. 75-104.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J., Franch, X. & Mart, J. (2013): Evolution of the Territorial Coverage of the Railway Network and its Influence on Population Growth: The Case of England and Wales, 1871–1931. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 46:3, pp. 175-191.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J., Hernndez, M. (2012): Dos modelos, dos resultados para un mismo propsito: la colonizacin patagnica mediante infraestructuras ferroviarias pblicas o en colaboracin pblico - privadas. Revista Internacional de Economa y Gestin de las Organizaciones, 1:2, pp. 35-53.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • MART, J.: El llegat meditic del Patrimoni Industrial. Aplicaci de tcniques de mineria de dades sobre fons documentals histrics per reconstruir la histria del patrimoni industrial catal. Recercaixa, Universitat de Lleida, 2017-18. 96.930€.

  • SHAW-TAYLOR, L.; WARDE, P. & WRIGLEY, E.A: Transport, energy and urbanization c.1670-1911. Isaac Newton Trust Grants, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017. 57.380.

  • MART, J. (IP). El crecimiento de la poblacin a escala municipal en Europa como indicador de transformacin econmica (ss. XIX – XX). Ministerio de Economa y competitividad. 14.700€. Universitat de Lleida, 2016-19. CSO2015-65733-P.

  • SHAW-TAYLOR, L. (IP). Cambridge e-Resources for teaching economic history and historical economic geography in secondary schools. Higher Education Funding Council for England, HEIF5. 34.000 . University of Cambridge, 2015-16.

  • SHAW-TAYLOR, L.; BOGART, D. & WRIGLEY, E.A.: Transport, urbanization and economic development in England and Wales c.1670-1911. Leverhulme Trust Grant, 2014-2016. 278.418.

  • MART, J. (IP). Regional distribution of population and GDP in Europe as an indicator of socio-economic inequalities (1870-2010). Jean Monnet Research Activities. Universitat de Lleida, 2015-16. 562390-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPJMO. 55.300 €.

  • MART, J. (IP). HGISe: a platform analysing transport, population and socioeconomic data for Europe (1850-2010). Ministerio de Educacin. 105.000€. Universitat de Lleida, 2010-14. CS02010-16389.

COMUNICATIONS (last 2 years)

  • Klusener, S., van Poppel, F., Devos, I., Ekamper, P., Gregory, I., Gruber, S., Marti, J., Alvarez-Palau, E.J., Espinha, L. & Solli, A. (2017): “The decline of infant mortality across Europe, 1910-1930”. In Population Association of America Annual Meeting. 27-29 April, Chicago. 22p.
  • Dunn, O.; Bogart, D. & Alvarez-Palau, E.J.  (2017): “Empirical estimations of shipping costs based on commodity prices in England and Wales during the nineteenth century”. In III Agricliometrics Conference. 3-4th April, Cambridge.
  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & Bogart, D. (2017): “Multi-modal models of the transport network in England and Wales, 1680-1830”. In Economic History Society Annual Conference. 31st March to 2nd April, London. 43p.

  • Dunn, O.; Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & Bogart, D. (2017): “Coastal transport in England and Wales: the Age of Sail, c.1650 to c.1845”. In Economic History Society Annual Conference. 31st March to 2nd April, London.

  • Bogart, D.; Shaw-Taylor, L.; Satchell, M., Alvarez-Palau, E.J. & You, X. (2016): “Structural change: Railways, endowments and occupations in Industrializing Britain”. In 76th Annual Meeting, Economic History Association. 16-18th September 2016, Colorado, 24p.

  • Hernndez, M.; Alvarez-Palau, E.J.; Solanas, J. & Mart, J. (2016): “Carreteras y ferrocarril: estimaciones preliminares del crecimiento urbano mediante SIG.”. En I Congreso Hispnico de Forma Urbana ISUF-H, 15-16 de Septiembre, Toledo, 19p.

  • Klsener, S.; Van Poppel, F.; Devos, I.; Ekamper, F.; Gregory, I.; Grubber, S.; Mart, J.; Alvarez, E. J.; Espinha, L. & Solli, A. (2016): “Determinants of Spatial Variation in Infant Mortality and its Decline Across Europe 1910-1930”. In European Social Science History Conference 2016, 30th March to 2nd April, Valencia, 22p.

  • Alvarez-Palau, E.J.; Solanas, J. Mart, J. & Morillas, M. (2016): “HGIS reconstruction of the urbanisation process”. In European Social Science History Conference 2016, 30th March to 2nd April, Valencia, 11p.

WEB SITES FOR KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

  • Industrial Heritage in Catalonia: www.patrimoniindustrial.cat
  • Historical Journey Planner:  www.travelintimes.org
  • HGISe: http://europa.udl.cat/