I am Economist at the World Bank Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Research Team. My areas of expertise are in energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and real estate and urban economics with a particular focus on households’ and firms’ investment problems. My current research focuses on sustainable resource and land use, electric power, and energy demand and efficiency. I have extensive experience in academia, public sector and international institutions. Before joining the World Bank, I worked as a research economist at the Center for Global Trade Analysis, the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University; the Electricity Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge; the Enterprise Analysis Unit at the World Bank, and Credit Research Center at Georgetown University. I also spent a number of years with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, working primarily on Latvian economic integration in the EU and WTO. I taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in economics at the University of Cambridge, Miami University, the George Washington University, and the University of Latvia. My research is published in peer-reviewed academic journals and is regularly presented at international conferences and workshops.