Victoria Branch


Professional Development Seminar: Dr Leslie Martin


Environmental economics and energy economics

About the speaker

Dr Leslie Martin is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Her primary fields are environmental economics and energy economics. Her secondary fields are industrial organisation and international development. Her research currently focuses on consumer responses to the availability of smart meter data in markets with retail competition, and interactions between regulation, firms, and environmental outcomes in industrialising countries. Sub-topics include: energy efficiency gains from trade liberalization, and how power cuts affect investment decisions in industrializing countries. She has a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in applied math from MIT. She also spent several years as a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, studying the impact of climate change-related disasters on developing countries, and as a consultant for the World Bank in Bolivia working on productivity and competitiveness, pension reform, and hydrocarbon taxes.


From: Thursday November 30, 2017, 12:30 pm

To: Thursday November 30, 2017, 1:30 pm


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