Luis A. Fernández Intriago

Labor Economist (Post-doctoral Fellow), Environmental Defense Fund

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I am a Labor Economist (Post-doctoral Fellow) within the Economics and Global Climate Cooperation team at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).  Also, I am the editor of EDF's Economics Discussion Paper (EDP) series.

Before joining EDF, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF). I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (ASU). Before that time, I worked as a Policy Advisor at the Mexican Ministry of Finance (SHCP).

My background combines Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, and quantitative economy-wide modeling. My current research focuses on Environmental Economics from a Macroeconomics perspective. Much of my work relates to understanding the effects of implementing carbon pricing or other environmental policies on the economy as a whole and the labor market.

What's new

I co-authored two blog posts (English and Spanish) with Jorge H. García and Julián Gómez. In those posts, we discussed the project results on how Colombia can take equitable climate action and protect rainforests, considering all stakeholders' views and opinions.

I will supervise two Ph.D. students for a summer internship on Inclusive-Just TransitionBrigitte Castañeda (Uniandes) and Minwoo Hyun (UCSB).

My most recent working paper, joint with Diana MacDonald, focuses on the interaction of labor markets with informality and environmental policies. 

My research project Job Quality and the Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy, joint with Marc Hafstead and Roberton C. Williams III, is part of the program of the NBER's Distributional Consequences of New Energy Policies Conference, 2023. Also, I will be presenting this work in the internal EDF Economics Seminar.