IMELDA is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Carlos III University in Madrid where she works with Natalia Fabra on an ERC-funded project that investigates policies to achieve the energy transition with the least cost. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia, and obtained her PhD in Economics at the University of Hawaii in 2018. Her research explores the intersections of health, energy, gender, and environmental economics, looking at how clean energy transition and policies can improve welfare and market outcomes, answering questions such as: What are the health impact and economic consequences of a cleaner energy transition? How much modern energy access can improve labor outcomes and reduce gender disparity? What is the social cost of having renewable energy in the electricity system? How much variable pricing can help in reducing the social cost of renewable energy? How can pricing renewables regulation improve market efficiency? She already has publications in the Journal of Development Economics and the American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings and a lot of exciting work to come.
The Department is extremely grateful to André Hoffmann for his support in Imelda's appointment and more generally, his support in research and teaching environmental issues at the Institute. Imelda will also join the Centre for International Environmental studies (CIES).