student : Esther ShearsMA, MPP, PhD

Esther’s research centers around climate finance mechanisms and environmental justice at a global scale. She is also interested in integrated assessment models and the impact of climate change on the future landscape of the coffee and tea industries. Prior to beginning her graduate studies at UC Berkeley, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a statistician in the Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division, in Washington, D.C. Esther earned an honors Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Occidental College where she studied industrial organization and the connection between financial markets in emerging economies and the development of renewable energy sectors.

 

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