Assistant Professor

du4orrpb Dpt. Agricultural Economics, Finance and Accounting
University of Cordoba
Campus Rabanales. N-IV km 396, Gregor Mendel Building. E-14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Degree in Economics and Business Studies (1985-1990) and Agricultural Engineering (1997-2013), both from the University of Cordoba. In 2018 he defends his doctoral thesis within the programme in Agricultural, Food, Forestry and Sustainable Rural Development Engineering, getting his PhD degree from the Universities of Cordoba and Seville.

With more than 30 years of work experience as an employee in the private sector, he has held positions of different levels of responsibility in the field of financial, commercial, and directive management.

Started his university teaching career in the academic year 2010/11, his research activity has focused on developing hydroeconomic models that help water management in contexts of scarcity.

Research Interests

  • Water resources management
  • Mathematical programming
  • Sustainable development
  • CO2 markets

Most relevant Peer-reviewed publications


Berbel, J., Cuadrado-Alarcón, B., Martínez-Dalmau, J., & Delgado-Ramos, F. (2024). Hydro-economic basin impacts of extensive adoption of deficit irrigation by farmers: Are we overestimating water resources? Journal of Hydrology 634:131075 doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.131075

Tocados-Franco, E., Martínez-Dalmau, J., Espinosa-Tasón, J., & Montilla-López, N. M. (2024). Trends in Water-Energy Nexus and Carbon Emissions Balance in Axarquia Region, Spain, in the Period 1990–2030. Environmental Processes 11(1):1-25 doi: 10.1007/s40710-024-00689-4


Martínez-Dalmau, J., Gutiérrez-Martín, C., Kahil, T., & Berbel, J. (2023). Impact of alternative water policies for drought adaptation in the Guadalquivir Mediterranean river basin, southern Spain. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 47:101444 doi: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2023.101444

Cardenas-Polonio, F., Martínez-Dalmau, J., & Berbel-Vecino, J. (2023). Pistachio nut diffusion in Spain: Growth models. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 21(1) doi: 10.5424/sjar/2023211-19474

Martínez-Dalmau, J., Gutiérrez-Martín, C., Expósito, A., & Berbel, J. (2023). Analysis of water pricing policy effects in a Mediterranean basin through a hydroeconomic model. Water Resources Management 37(4):1599-1618 doi: 10.1007/s11269-023-03446-8


Martínez-Dalmau, J., Cuadrado-Alarcón, B., Expósito, A., and Berbel, J. (2022). Exploring the economic impact of carbonic fertilisation in greenhouses in western Almería (Spain). Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 20(2) doi: 10.5424/sjar/2022202-18398

Cárdenas-Polonio, F., Martínez-Dalmau, J. and Berbel-Vecino, J. (2022). Transferencia, Innovación y Agricultura: El caso de la difusión del cultivo del almendro en el sur de España. Informacion Tecnica Economica Agraria 118(3):476-492 doi: 10.12706/itea.2021.037