Researcher biography

Dr. Andrea La Nauze is a Lecturer in the School of Economics in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland. She is an economist who incorporates insights from behavioural economics into the study of environmental problems. 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 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.

Dr La Nauze completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2017. Prior to joining UQ Andrea worked for the Victorian State Government in Melbourne, the United Nations in New York and at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States.