Javier L. Arnaut is an Associate Professor at the University of Greenland - Ilisimatusarfik. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is a specialist in the long-term development of emerging regions and the Arctic. He has held academic positions in institutions in The Netherlands, Poland, and Mexico. He devotes special attention to the environmental, political, and socio-economic consequences of climate change in the Arctic. He has published various scientific articles in fields related to the economic and institutional issues of developing countries. His research interests are international political economy, natural resource-driven growth, environmental economics, and economic history. Currently teaches courses at the bachelor's and master's level on arctic economic development and theoretical and applied economics and is the program coordinator of the Bachelor of Business Economics at Ilisimatusarfik.