Isabel Montero Hovdahl
Isabel Montero Hovdahl recently joined the Department of Business and Management Science as an Assistant Professor.
Isabel Montero Hovdahl recently obtained her PhD in economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has a master’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from NTNU. As a PhD student, she had a one-year research stay at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Her primary research interest is in environmental economics. She is especially interested in the estimation of the social and economic impacts of climate change. In her dissertation, she explored the impact of changing temperature variability on mortality, and the use of machine learning for estimating the causal temperature-mortality relationship. She is also interested in second-best policy responses to mitigation, and its interaction with carbon taxation. She is currently exploring the use of patent protection policy as an alternative tool for promoting innovation in green technology.