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Matti Liski
Aalto University
Matti Liski is a Professor of Economics at Aalto University School of Business. His also an affiliate at MIT-CEEPR, University of Cambridge EPRG, CESifo Munich, and has been a visiting professor at Toulouse School of Economics. Liski is an award-winning teacher, with experience ranging from principles of economics and executive education to advanced international doctoral courses and summer schools on specialized topics. His research focus is both theoretical and empirical microeconomics with applications in industrial organization, public policy, energy markets, and climate change. Liski has given several keynote lectures in scientific conferences, served as a board member in foundations and scientific associations, and has held several editorial duties in journals, such as Scandinavian Journal of Economics and Journal of European Economic Association, Economic Journal.
David Hémous
University of Zurich
David Hémous is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich and an Affiliated Professor at the UBS Center. He holds a PhD degree from Harvard University and was previously an Assistant Professor at INSEAD. His research interests focus on Economic Growth, Environmental Economics, Macroeconomics, and International Trade. In particular, he has worked on the role of innovation for climate change policies, the relationship between automation and income distribution, or the link between innovation and top income inequality. He received the European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty in 2022.
Terhi Maczulskij
Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation
Terhi Maczulskij is a Chief Research Scientist at ETLA Economic Research and Research Director at the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, Helsinki. She is also a Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Adjunct Professor at University of Jyväskylä. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Jyväskylä (2013). Her research covers a wide range of topics within labor and health economics, as well as within international trade and sustainability. Her current work concentrates on estimating the causal effects job loss on debt problems and use of opioids. She also studies the effects of export demand shocks on the firm’s economic and environmental performance.
Lassi Ahlvik
University of Helsinki
Lassi Ahlvik is an Associate Professor (tenure track) in environmental and resource economics at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Helsinki and an adjunct professorship (Professor two) at the University of Stavanger. Ahlvik holds a PhD in Economics from Aalto University and has previously worked as an assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He is currenlty working on an ERC Starting Grant for the project Green Tax Reform for a Just Climate Transition .
Prottoy Akbar
Aalto University
Prottoy A. Akbar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Aalto University and the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. He is an applied microeconomist with a focus on urban and transportation economics. His recent research explores questions such as:  What explains slow urban travel in rich versus poor countries? How do the gains from faster transportation networks compare for high- and low-income travelers? What are its implications for residential segregation and the distribution of economic activity within cities?
Stefan Ambec
Toulouse School of Economics
Stefan Ambec is INRAE Research Professor at Toulouse School of Economics where he leads the TSE Energy and Climate Center. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Montreal. He is Editor-in-Chief for Resource and Energy Economics, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, as well as the Editorial Council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental Economists. He has been involved in policy dialogues and expertise in many instances, notably as lead author of a report on the EU-Mercosur trade agreement mandated by the French government. His research focuses on the foundations and impacts of environmental policies: about their efficiency, fairness properties, their effect on firms’ strategies, on consumers’ behavior, on pollution and the welfare. He has worked on water, energy, air pollution, climate change, and pest resistance.
Clare Balboni
London School of Economics and Political Science
Clare Balboni is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a Faculty Affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. She is Climate and Environment Theme Co-Leader for Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries and Energy Research Programme Co-Director at the International Growth Centre. Her research centers on environmental economics, trade and development economics, with a focus on adaptation to the impacts of environmental change in developing countries. Balboni holds a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK, an MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University and an MRes and PhD from the London School of Economics.
Lint Barrage
ETH Zurich
Lint Barrage is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Energy and Climate Economics at ETH Zurich. Her work leverages data, theory, and integrated natural systems-economic modeling approaches to quantify the impacts of environmental risks and policies on the macroeconomy.  Recent examples of her research topics include the fiscal costs of climate change, the capitalization of climate risks into asset prices, and the implications of natural gas price fluctuations for energy technology and innovation. Barrage served as an author on the 5th U.S. National Climate Assessment and edits the Journal of Political Economy - Microeconomics. She is a frequent speaker at public entities at both national and international levels and serves as a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the CESifo Research Network. Barrage received her BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Chicago and her PhD in Economics from Yale University.
Felix Bierbrauer
University of Cologne
Felix Bierbrauer is a professor of economics at the University of Cologne and a member of ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy, a Cluster of Excellence under Germany’s Excellence Strategy. Further affiliations are with the Center for Economic Policy Reserach (CEPR), the CESifo Network and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.  He is also a member of the board of academic advisors of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
Tessa Bold
IIES Stockholm
Tessa Bold is an Associate Professor after having originally joined the IIES as Assistant Professor. She was previously Professor of Development Economics at University of Frankfurt and hold a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University. Her affiliations include: CEPR and EUDN. Her research interests lie within Development Economics.
Estelle Cantillion
FNRS, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Estelle Cantillon is a professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, an associate member at the Toulouse School of Economics, a research fellow at CEPR (London) and an elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Belgium. Her current research focuses on carbon emissions markets, the design of electricity wholesale markets and climate transition policies. Cantillion holds a “candidature” in Physics from ULB, a master’s degree in Business Engineering (Solvay Brussels School), an M.Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard.
Tomás Domínguez Iino
University of Chicago
Tomás Domínguez-Iino is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests are in industrial organization, trade, and environmental economics. His current work is on the design of feasible environmental policies to address deforestation in South America. He completed his PhD in Economics at NYU in 2021, after which he worked at the Federal Reserve Board before returning to academia. His policy experience is on energy commodity markets, focusing on the role of geopolitical fragmentation for the energy transition.
Dave Donaldson
Dave Donaldson teaches and carries out research on trade, both international and intranational, with applications in the fields of International Economics, Development Economics, Urban Economics, Economic History, Environmental Economics, and Agricultural Economics. He has studied, among other topics: the welfare and inequality effects of market integration, the impact of improvements in transportation infrastructure, how trade can mitigate and exacerbate the effects of climate change, and how economists can quantify market failures and the interventions (such as industrial policy) that attempt to fix them. He was awarded the 2017 John Bates Clark Medal as well as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and several grants from the National Science Foundation. He has served as a co-editor at Econometrica and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Natalia Fabra
Universidad Carlos III Madrid
Natalia Fabra is Professor of Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and an Associate Member of the Toulouse School of Economics. She belongs to the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) of the European Commission. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2001 at the European University Institute (Florence). Fabra works in the field of Industrial Organization, with an emphasis on Energy and Environmental Economics and Regulation and Competition Policy. She has published her research papers in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Management Science, The Rand Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal, Energy Economics, The Journal of Industrial Economics, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others. In 2014, she received two distinguished awards as Spanish Best Young Economist (one awarded by the Banco Sabadell Foundation and the other by the Madrid regional government). In 2017, she was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant “Current Tools and Policy Challenges in Electricity Markets”, for 2018-2024.
Michael Greenstone
University of Chicago
Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. In addition, he serves as faculty director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and was recently announced as the founding director of the University’s new energy and climate institute. Greenstone’s research, which has influenced policy in the United States and globally, is focused on the global energy challenge that requires all societies to balance the needs for inexpensive and reliable energy, protection of the public’s health from air pollution, and minimizing the damages from climate change. Recently, his research has helped lead to the United States Government quadrupling its estimate of the damages from climate change, the adoption of pollution markets in India, and the use of machine learning techniques to target environmental inspections.
John Hassler
IIES Stockholm
John Hassler is professor of Economics at Stockholm University. Hassler obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1994. His research has covered areas of dynamic public finance, social mobility, growth and climate change. His work has been published in American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy and many other international journals.
Per Krusell
IIES Stockholm
Per Krusell is the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Chair in Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He was the President of the European Economic Association in 2020 and he is currently the Secretary of the Prize Committee for The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Krusell has made fundamental contributions to many areas of macroeconomics including incomplete markets and inequality, political economy and optimal policy making in dynamic models, labor, technological change, and the macroeconomics of climate change.
Diego Känzig
Northwestern University
Diego Känzig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research interests are in macroeconomics and macro-finance with a focus on climate change and inequality. In his work, he studies the role of energy and climate change for financial and macroeconomic fluctuations and how economic inequality and household finance matter for the macroeconomy and macroeconomic policy. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Monetary Economics. Diego holds a PhD in Economics from London Business School and an MSc in Economics from the Universties of Bern and Basel.
Ralf Martin
Imperial College
Ralf Martin is a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, London and the Principal Economist for Environment and Sustainability at the IFC Economic Research Department. In his research he is interested in issues related to the transition to a Net Zero Economy and how it can be achieved with minimal harm to economic prospects in particular for the poorest and most vulnerable in society. He conducted research on the impact of key climate policies such as the EU ETS, Industrial policy and the relationship between growth, climate change and innovation. He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Peter Matthews
Middlebury college / Aalto University
Peter Hans Matthews is the current Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair, and a regular visitor to Aalto.  He is also the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he co-directs the new Vermont Center for Behavioral Science Research on Climate and the Environment.  Much of his current research uses experimental methods to focus on the effects of political polarization, and he has become increasingly interested in support for climate-related policies.
Mar Reguant
Northwestern University
Mar Reguant is a researcher (PhD MIT, 2011) at IAE specializing on energy economics and industrial organization, with a focus on the energy transition. Before joining IAE, she worked at Stanford GSB, Toulouse School of Economics, and is a part-time professor at Northwestern University. She has received numerous awards, including the Banc Sabadell prize in 2017 and the EAERE Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty.
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
University Of Chicago
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago (since 2021). Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University from 2005 to 2021 and at Stanford University from 2002 to 2005. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2002. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. He is the co-director of the International Economics and Economic Geography Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute. In became an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy in 2021. Rossi-Hansberg’s research specializes in international trade, regional and urban economics, as well as growth and organizational economics. Among other topics, his work has studied the internal structure of cities; the implications of offshoring and changes in firm organization on economic outcomes; and the impact of spatial frictions and agglomeration and congestion forces on the gains from migration and the cost of climate change. In 2007 he received the prestigious Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship and in 2010 he received the August Lösch Prize and the Geoffrey Hewings Award. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society since 2017 and won the Robert E. Lucas Jr. Prize in 2019. In 2022 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.