Claire Gavard joined the Department of Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management at ZEW in October 2015. Her research interests include EU climate and energy policy as well as potential cooperation mechanisms with China and India in this field.

Claire Gavard holds a PhD in Economics from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the Paris School of Economics, a Master in Innovation Management from École Polytechnique and a Master of Science in Physics and Chemistry from École Supérieure de Physiques et Chimie Industrielles. Before joining ZEW, she gained experience in policy institutions and research centers. She worked at the Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) of the European Commission (first in the unit in charge of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, then in the Strategy and Economic Assessment Unit), and at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei under a contract with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. In parallel of her research activities, she was involved in advisory activities to the EU negotiators to the UNFCCC. She conducted part of her doctoral research at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with Électricité de France, and within the Climate Policy Research Unit of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She taught at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and had field experience in rural development in India and Brazil.

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