Petr Mariel is a Full Professor at the Department of Quantitative Methods of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Bilbao, Spain). He has a Bachelor in Economics (University of Economics, Prague), a Master in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. He teaches basic and advanced quantitative methods master courses to Economics students. His teaching is mainly based on simulation techniques using the free programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics R ( https://www.r-project.org/).
Professor’s Mariel research focus is centered on discrete choice modelling applied mainly to environmental valuation, but he has also worked in the field of health, public and urban economics. He has published in many leading journals, and also has consulted in the public and private sector. He has held different leadership positions. He has been for many years the program director of the Master in Economics: Instruments for Economic Analysis organized by three Spanish public universities (the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, University of Cantabria and University of Oviedo), and he is the co-founder of a European scientific network of researchers using discrete choice modelling in the field of environmental valuation www.envecho.com.