Rocio Salado, Technical Director of Economics at RPA, has degrees in Economics and Sustainability, and Environmental Policy. She is experienced in the development of methodologies and their application to the valuation of health, environmental and economic impacts.
Since joining the company in 2001, Rocio has managed projects involving cost-benefit analysis and has conducted literature reviews and stakeholder consultation in order to prepare impact assessments for a number of projects concerning chemical risk, sludge, electrical waste, as well as other projects in the field of environmental economics concerning the use of pesticides and water quality improvements. She has collaborated in the production of a number of guidance documents on the use of socio-economic analysis for policy appraisal and risk management. She has also assessed the impacts from different options in the context of the REACH Regulation. Other studies include examining the impacts of changes to the Sludge Directive, assessing the implementation of the Noise Directive in Member States a, cost-benefit analysis of mitigation options for reducing soil erosion and scoping economic instruments to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture.
Rocio’s expertise also includes cross-sectoral policy evaluation. Her recent experience includes studies for the European Commission on the impacts of EU policies on tourism and mapping financial instruments for the tourism industry. Additionally, she has contributed to various assessments in the field of consumer policy, including an evaluation of a set of Programmes of Community Action in the field of consumer protection.