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Rita Sousa
Ph.D in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Universidade Nova Lisboa)
Department of Economics
  Assistant Professor
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Interest in energy economics, environmental economics, and climate change issues. Ph.D. and MSc. in economics and policy of climate and energy. I work on carbon pricing mechanisms, on countries’ low-carbon development scenarios, and modeling the linkage of renewable power systems. Past: Euronatura, Portuguese Climate Delegation to the UNFCCC, EDP and National Park of Peneda-Gerês.
Energy economics
carbon pricing
low carbon development
Selected publications
Sousa, R., Álvarez-Espinosa, A. C., Pardo, N. R., Leon, S. F. M., Otalora, G. R., Diaz, S. C., … Salcedo, L. R. (2020). Emissions trading in the development model of Colombia. Climate Policy, 20(9), 1161–1174. DOI
Sousa, R., Cerejeira, J., Portela, M., & Agante, E. (2018). EEE fees and the WEEE system – A model of efficiency and income in European countries. Waste Management, 79, 770–780. DOI
Sousa, R., & Aguiar-Conraria, L. (2015). Energy and carbon prices: A comparison of interactions in the European Union emissions trading scheme and the Western climate initiative market. Carbon Management, 6(3-4), 129–140. DOI
Sousa, R., Aguiar-Conraria, L., & Soares, M. J. (2014). Carbon financial markets: A time-frequency analysis of CO 2 prices. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 414, 118–127. DOI