Alaa is a climate change economist. He has a particular interest in climate integrated assessment modelling, international climate negotiations (coalition formation and stability) and national climate policies. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bath 2017, during which he looked at international cooperation on climate change and linkages with various trade policies such as border carbon adjustments. From 2017-2019 Alaa worked as a Teaching Fellow in Environmental Economics at the University of Edinburgh where he delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the economics of climate change, in which he integrated inputs from ongoing IPCC’s publications including the SR on 1.5⁰C Global Warming. Prior to his Ph.D., Alaa worked in the private sector looking at energy policy in the UK. He also has a Masters in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Birmingham, 2010.
Personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/akhourdajie/