I am an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of cooperation and environmental and natural resource economics. My current research contributes to climate change policy design and assessment by examining how risk and uncertainty changes individual and group decision making (ERC Grant RISICO, PI - Valentina Bosetti). I have also worked on issues relating to common pool resources, transnational biodiversity conservation and natural disasters.
I am currently a researcher at the Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics, Department of Economics; a senior research at the Center for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE); and a visiting researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). I was previously a researcher at the Department of Food and Resource Economics and Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen.
I received my PhD in Economics at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, my Masters in Economics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and my Bachelor of Science Major in Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University. Prior to pursuing a PhD in Hawai`i, I worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
When I'm not working, I enjoy visiting new places, trying out new food, and creating art. You can view a portfolio of my paintings and zentangle doodles here.