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Our People

Professor Anil MarkandyaProfessor Anil Markandya.

Environmental Economist.

PROFESSOR ANIL MARKANDYA is an Environmental Economist who has worked in this field for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics in 1968 and was awarded his PhD on the Economics of the Environment in 1974. Since then he has divided his time between academic and advisory work. On the academic side he has published widely in the areas of climate change, environmental valuation, environmental policy, energy and environment, green accounting, macroeconomics and trade. Some of his best-known works include, ‘Blueprint for a Green Economy’, ‘Green Accounting in Europe’, ‘Reconciling Trade and Development’ and ‘Cleaning the Ganges’. He has held academic positions at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the US and at University College London and Bath University in the UK. He was a lead author for one of the Chapters of the 3rd Assessment Report on Climate Change published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. He holds a chair of economics at the University of Bath in the UK and is the Scientific Director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (bc3) in Bilbao. He is recognised as one of the top 50 sustainability leaders in the world in a book by Cambridge University Press, and was a leading participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the members of which were awarded the Nobel Peace Price for 2007 with Al Gore.

Professor Markandya has been an advisor to many national and international organisations, including all the international development banks, UNDP, the EU and the governments of India and the UK. At the World Bank, he has worked closely with many governments in Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union on Environmental and Energy Policy.

On the 15th November 2011, Professor Markandya was appointed as the new President for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). His two year presidential term will begin in January 2014, and he will serve as President-Elect in 2012 and 2013, and Past President in 2016 and 2017. He is also a member of the scientific council of the European Environment Agency

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Dr. Alexander GolubDr. Alexander Golub, PhD Mathematical Economics.

Programme Director.

DR. ALEXANDER GOLUB is recognized as an expert in climate economics and environmental finance, application of cutting edge instruments for risk analysis and innovative financial tools for building global environmental markets, with particular focus on private capital. Graduating from Moscow State Univercity in 1982 he was awarded his PhD on Mathematical Economics in 1984. Since then he has combined academic research with policy making analysis. His analytical work was influential in the Russian decision to ratify the Kyoto protocol and his quantitative analysis of strategic allowances reserve played an important role in US domestic policy debates regarding federal legislation and for California cap and trade programme. Dr. Golub has published more than 60 peer-reviewed books and papers including papers in Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics, Climatic Change, Environmental Finance, Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Climate Policy, World Development, and Carbon Finance.

Whilst working as Executive Director for global environmental markets in the UBS’s investment banking division, he gained experience for future research in the field of Climate Policy and Environmental Finance with particular focus on capital markets for green technologies in the context of risks and uncertainties. Previously he conducted quantitative analysis in support of energy and climate policy with the Environmental Defense Fund and has experience in the building and application of various kinds of modeling instruments including integrated assessment models, global and regional CGE models, partial equilibrium energy models, epidemiological models, and quantitative finance. His experience in real options analysis and risk management is particularly relevant for cost-benefit analysis under uncertainty, quantification of random shocks attributed to climate change, and for designing an adaptation strategy to maintain steady economic growth in changing climatic conditions.

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Nick DaleNick Dale, BA (Honours) Economics; MSc Environmental Science, Policy and Planning Environmental.

Environmental Policy Specialist.

NICK DALE is a senior environmental policy specialist with over twelve years of consultancy experience. Key areas of interest include the appraisal of economic and regulatory interventions in environmental policy, capacity building for effective environmental governance, and development of sustainable development indicators. He has also worked on a variety of projects focused on the linkages between trade policy and the environment, and on environmental policy in the context of poverty alleviation. Field experience has included working as part of multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of projects supporting environmental policy and institutions in a number of former Soviet countries, Africa, Asia and Europe. This experience has included project managing teams of local consultants in host countries and undertaking extensive stakeholder consultation programmes.

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Lorraine HudsonLorraine Hudson, BSc (Honours) Environmental Sciences; D.Phil Atmospheric Chemistry.

Senior Environmental Scientist.

LORRAINE HUDSON has fifteen years experience of working on environmental and sustainability issues within the private sector, local government and academia. Her specialist areas are climate change, sustainable energy, environmental management, Life Cycle Assessment and smart cities. Projects undertaken for Metroeconomica include the design of a system to reduce local authority greenhouse gas emissions, providing guidance and support on Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon footprinting studies, co-writing a distance learning Life Cycle Assessment Masters Course, development of a life-cycle cost model, providing guidance on implementing Environmental Management Systems and undertaking case studies exploring the costs of climate change. Lorraine also works part-time for Bristol City Council currently leading the Smart City Bristol Programme which includes a Future City Demonstrator funded by the Technology Strategy Board and other UK and European funded projects on smart energy, smart transport and smart data. She previously led their Climate Change Programme and is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University teaching Environmental Sciences.

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Ramon Arigoni OrtizRamon Arigoni Ortiz, MSc Economics; PhD Environmental Economics.

Environmental Economist.

RAMON ARIGONI ORTIZ is an environmental economist at Metroeconomica with 10 years experience on the microeconomic analysis of policies and projects relating to air quality, health impacts of air pollution, energy use, land use and land use change, forestry, and tourism. He holds a PhD in environmental economics and his thesis focused on the mortality impact of air pollution in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a Brazilian national, Ramon has actively participated on several studies that have investigated the health benefits associated with policies that aimed to reduce air pollution in Brazil. In Europe, he has been involved in several projects under the umbrella of the ExternE project (Externalities of Energy), including the NEEDS project (New energy externalities developments for Sustainability), being responsible, among other things, for assessing the cost per QALY estimates obtained with medical interventions in England and Wales. Ramon also holds a research post at the Department of Economics and International Development at the University of Bath.

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Steven ArnoldAlberto Longo, PhD Economics.

Environmental Economist.

ALBERTO LONGO is an environmental economist at Metroeconomica. Alberto has a PhD in Economics and has undertaken extensive research in cost benefit analysis and in non-market valuation techniques applied to land use, cultural heritage, noise, energy, biodiversity, recreation and sport at the University of Bath, University of Maryland, University of Venice, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Queen’s University Belfast. He has advised several national and international organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme. His works have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Regional Science and Urban Economics, Ecological Economics, Journal of Environmental Management and Planning, Journal of Cultural Economics and at major international conferences, such as the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists. Alberto has been involved in several projects under the 6th EU Framework Program: CASES, EXIOPOL, HEATCO, MAXIMA, PLUREL, THRESHOLDS.

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Steven ArnoldSteven Arnold, BSc Economics; Mres Economics.

Environmental Economist.

STEVEN ARNOLD has been working in the field of Environmental Economics for over 4 years, specialising in the valuation and modelling of environmental impacts. He has worked on a number of large European Commission projects, including researching the external costs of energy security (for the CASES project), estimating the optimal fertilizer application rates (for SUSTOOLS) and a life-cycle analysis of municipal solid waste systems (also for SUSTOOLS). Other research interests include landscape valuation and health economics.

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Tim TaylorTim Taylor, B.Sc. (Honours) Economics; PhD Economics.

Environmental Economist.

TIM TAYLOR is an Environmental Economist with over ten years experience.  He is an expert in issues of environmental valuation, with particular interests in climate change and ecosystems, and environmental policy.  Tim has particular interests in the tourism, heritage and agricultural sectors – having acted as a consultant to the World Bank, UNEP and European Commission on a range of projects in these fields. Presently he is working on issues of the sustainability of agricultural policy in the AG2020 project for the EC. Tim has published articles in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management and Ecological Economics and has articles forthcoming in Tourism Economics and Journal of Coastal Conservation in 2009.

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Helen Cox

Helen Cox.

Administrator.

HELEN COX is the Administrator for the Metroeconomica team.

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