Imperial College London

DrAlaaAl Khourdajie

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Fellow - IPCC Working Group III Senior Scientist



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Alaa is a Senior Scientist at the TSU of WGIII, based at Imperial College London. He has a particular interest in climate integrated assessment modelling, international climate change cooperation (coalition formation and stability) and national climate policies. Alaa 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 course-organised 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.

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Al Khourdajie A, Finus M, 2020, Measures to enhance the effectiveness of international climate agreements: The case of border carbon adjustments, European Economic Review, Vol:124, ISSN:0014-2921

Finus M, Al Khourdajie A, 2017, Strategic Environmental Policy, International Trade and Self-enforcing Agreements: The Role of Consumers' Taste for Variety, Strategic Behavior and the Environment, Vol:7, ISSN:1944-012X, Pages:317-350

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