Paloma Taltavull de La Paz is a full Professor in Applied Economics at the University of Alicante, Spain. She has been visiting scholar at the University of California- Berkeley, Georgia State University, Florida International University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during her carreer.
Her research focuses on housing markets, Real Estate Markets and macroeconomics, and energy and sustainable housing markets. She has written more than 40 book chapters and books, around 90 academic articles published in Spanish and International journals since 1996 ( Journal of European Real Estate Research, International Journal of Housing Market and Analysis, Urban Studies, Housing Studies, J.Housing, Theory and Society, or International Real Estate Review among others) as well as in Spanish journals like Papeles de Economía Española or Ciudad y Territorio.
She has participated in more than 35 research projects in housing and urban economics refereed to the Spanish market since 1992 and led H2020 two projects related to energy issues, decarbonization and housing/real estate markets. She is currently Chief-Editor of the Journal of European Real Estate Research, the academic journal of reference for European real estate markets. Professor Taltavull belongs to several academic Societies committees being active on them, like to European Real Estate Society (ERES) since 1994, American Real Estate Society (ARES) since 1992, International Real Estate Society (IRES) since 1999, European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and she has been president of ERES during 2002 and IRES during 2010. She currently is the Chair of REM (Real Estate Advisory Group), an official expert group for advising in housing and real estate matters to the Housing and Land Management Secretariat of the United Nations- UNECE.
She won the 1997 Faculty of Economics PhD Award at the University of Alicante, II FICIA President Foundation 1996 Prize for the best Shoe Sector Research, the 2006 IRES Service Award and 2009, 2013 and 2014 Award of Excellence Outstanding Reviewer from by Emerald Literary Club.
In previous years, she was an Outstanding Academic Member of the Housing Rent Market Observatory at the Spanish Ministry of Housing (2006-2009), and she led the launch of the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (Virtual Library ‘Miguel de Cervantes’), the first virtual library in Europe and in the Spanish language, in 1997-99. Professor Taltavull is the head of the Cátedra de Transformación del Modelo Económico Valenciano of UA since 2020. This project is devoted to analyzing the regional economics, evaluating the critical economic issues for the Valencian economy, promoting research in the areas of urban and sustainable growth, mobility, international trade and economic resilience as well as to disseminate the economic knowledge and serve as a knowledge transfer to the society.