Leandro is currently an ESR Fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University and a PhD candidate at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). He studied economy at the University of Buenos Aires. In Argentina, he worked for several years at the Observatory of Employment and Business Dynamics (OEDE) of the Ministry of Labor. He also taught international economics at the Catholic University (UCA) and the University of Palermo (Buenos Aires). After being awarded a scholarship, he moved to his grandparent’s homeland (Galicia, Spain) to pursue a MSc in economic development and innovation at the USC, where he became a member of the ICEDE Research Group.
Leandro’s research focuses on the global ecological and socio-economic implications of the European circular economy strategy. So far, he has inquired into the impact of CE on employment at the EU level. He has also engaged in the analysis of the European metrics on CE, focusing on their ability to capture the factors that most directly contribute to absolute decoupling and reduction of global negative impacts. He is currently performing an empirical analysis of the European international trade flows of secondary raw materials, supported by a conceptual search for the most appropriate theoretical framework to measure value in a CE. Hopefully, this research will contribute to identifying and remedying potential sources of inequity in the global distribution of the social and ecological benefits of a the transition towards a CE.