Dr Andrea La Nauze

Dr Andrea La Nauze,
Chief Investigator

Dr La Nauze is an environmental and energy economist who incorporates insights from behavioural economics. She uses economic models, field experiments and observational data to understand the impacts of household behaviour on environmental policy outcomes, and the effects of environmental conditions on behaviour. Much of her research focuses on the retail electricity market in Australia and in particular the impacts of rooftop solar. She is particularly interested in behavioural responses to information, technology and financial incentives and the unintended effects of environmental policy. Her research is published in top economics journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Associate Professor Lana Friesen headshot Associate Professor Lana Friesen 

Dr Friesen is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland. She is an expert in the fields of experimental and environmental economics. Her research focuses on designing novel economic experiments to investigate policy questions in environmental economics. Her current research focuses on Australian climate change policy, with a focus on evaluating and improving the Emissions Reduction Fund. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as the European Economic Review, The Economic Journal, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. She has also completed work for AgriFutures Australia and the Rural Economies Centre for Excellence on carbon offsetting policies. 

Professor Flavio Menezes headshotProfessor Flavio Menezes 

Dr Menezes is a Professor of Economics and director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland.  He is also the Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority. He is a former president of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) and was a member of the advisory board of the federal government’s Deregulation Taskforce. He has published extensively on the economics of auctions, competition and regulatory economics, industrial organisation and market design. 


Professor Lionel Page headshot Professor Lionel Page 

Dr Page is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Behavioural and Economic Science Cluster at the University of Queensland. He is an expert in study of economic decisions using tools from economics and psychology. He has a particular interest in how people respond to incentives and how choice architectures can be designed to align individual decisions with overarching social aims (such as the reduction of carbon emissions). He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Economic Science Association and has published in leading journals in (1) economics, including Review of Financial StudiesReview of Economics and StatisticsQuantitative EconomicsEconomic JournalEuropean Economic ReviewGames and Economic BehaviorExperimental Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization;  (2) science, including Psychological SciencePNAS; and (3) transportation research, including Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, and Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies

Dr Kai Li Lim headshot Dr Kai Li Lim 

Dr Lim is the inaugural St Baker Fellow in E-Mobility at the University of Queensland’s Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovations. His research interests employ techniques relating to data engineering, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, computer vision and deep learning, resulting in tangible products for real-time vehicle and infrastructural telematics and computer vision-based autonomous driving. Kai Li’s currently focuses on developing innovative platforms for collecting electromobility (e-mobility) data to enhance our understanding of these trends through spatiotemporal analysis and machine learning. 


Thara Philip headshotThara Philip

Thara is a Higher Degree Research scholar at The University of Queensland and a passionate researcher in the space of e-mobility. Her research interests lie at the intersection of energy and economic sectors, with a particular focus on the economic and environmental impacts of e-mobility adoption, including the integration of renewable energy sources, development of charging infrastructure, and the policies that drive consumer behaviour. She has published in a leading academic journal Transport Research Part A: Policy and Practice and presented her work at major conferences.




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