Cristina PEÑASCO

Senior Research Economist at the Centre for Climate Change of the Banque de France. Part of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). 


Bio :

Dr Cristina Peñasco joined the Banque de France from the University of Cambridge where she was an Associate Professor in Public Policy at the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Director of the MPhil in Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow at Queens' College Cambridge, a Centre Fellow at Centre for the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) and an associate researcher of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Economics (2014) from the Spanish National Research Council, and her current research lines bring together environmental economics, public policies and innovation in green and energy efficiency technologies, with a focus on the evaluation of policy instruments enabling the transition to net- zero carbon economies. Her research, multidisciplinary in nature, calls on methods from economics, political sciences, public administration and environmental sciences. She has published prolifically in first quartile journals among others, Nature Climate Change, Environmental Research Letters, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, The Journal of Clearer Production, Energy Policy or Research Evaluation among many others. She published more than twenty academic papers and book chapters. For a decade, she has conducted multidisciplinary research in several organisations. She was an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Alcala de Henares and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Land Economy. Formerly, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Junior Researcher, in conjunction with a competitive PhD scholarship, at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and a visiting researcher at the Energy Economics Group at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) and at LIEPP – Sciences Po. She has participated in several European-funded projects on renewable energy support schemes in the EU as well as in a range of Spanish and British funded projects. She is currently the Empirical Evaluation Leader of the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) programme, one of the flagship projects funded by the Department of Business and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the UK Government.


Seminar with Cristina Peñasco on April 6th 2022 during her visiting at LIEPP: The politics and policy of the allocation of development finance for renewable energy projects.

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