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Researchers

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Xu, Jintao

Jintao Xu is Director of China Center for Environmental and Energy Economics (CCEEE) at the National School of Development, Peking University. He is an Associate Dean and a professor of economics at the National School of Development, Peking University.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Alpízar, Francisco

Francisco Alpízar is is the Chair and Professor of the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Group at the Department of Social Sciences in Wageningen University and Research. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment for Development Initiative.  His research explores incentive based approaches to improve private and public management and use of natural resource.

  • Deputy Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Jaime Torres, Marcela

Marcela Jaime is an assistant professor in the School of Management and Business (Escuela de Administración y Negocios (EAN)) at the University of Concepcion. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Communication Officer and Research Fellow

Salazar Espinoza, César

César Salazar is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business (Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales (FACE)) at the Universidad del Bío-Bío.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Eggert, Håkan

Håkan Eggert is Associate professor at the Department of Economics and Chairman of the undergraduate environmental social science program and of the masters program in environmental management and economics at the University of Gothenburg. He has been resident advisor at EfD Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

  • Senior Research Fellow

Tibesigwa, Byela

Byela Tibesigwa is a senior research fellow. She holds a PhD Economics from the University of Cape Town; and MA and BA Economics from the University of Botswana. Her current research work focuses on ecosystem services, climate change and agriculture and their interaction on poverty, well-being and gender inequalities in developing countries.

  • Postdoc Research Associate Marine Program

Renau, Jorge Marco

Jorge Marco Renau is a Postdoc Research Associate in the Department of Economics at University of Los Andes. He studied Environmental Sciences at University of Valencia (UVEG, Spain) and Mathematical Modeling at University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB, Spain). He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Girona (Spain).

  • Associate Professor of Economics

Daniels, Reza

Reza Che Daniels is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town. Before working in academia he ran his own consulting company and has worked with trade unions, the public sector, the private sector and with civil society more generally.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Ho, Thong

Thong Quoc Ho is a postdoc research fellow of the Center for Environment for Development in Vietnam (EfD-Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics (UEH). Thong graduated from the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2018 and received a masters’ degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA in 2011.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Nie, Zihan

Zihan Nie is currently a postdoc researcher at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. His fields of interest are development economics, environmental economics and behavorial economics. Before joining University of Gothenburg, he received his PhD degree at Wageningen University in 2018.

  • Research Fellow

Liu, Shilei

Shilei Liu received his PhD in Economics from National School of Development, Peking University, in 2018. He is currently an postdoctoral researcher in NSD. As a research fellow of EfD China, he mainly works on the marine program, including ocean pollution and management, seafood production, etc.

  • Research Fellow

Lanza, Gracia

Gracia Lanza is a postdoctoral fellow with specialization on environmental and resource economics. She received her PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany and her M.Sc. degree on Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Wadehra, Shivani

Shivani Wadehra is a visiting Assistant Professor in the Economics and Planning unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi. Prior to this, she was an Associate Fellow in The Energy and Resources Institute. Her research interests include environmental economics. Her doctoral research primarily studies the determinants to waste segregation at source.