PhD students

Hugo Bailly

Hugo studies the interaction between climate, financial and economic risks. His work aims to understand how sector-specific climate or financial risks can spread in the economic fabric of a region via the interrelationships between sectors. This analysis relies on the inclusion of multi-sectoral dynamics within out-of-equilibrium macroeconomic models.

  • Keywords: Ecological macroeconomics, out-of-equilibrium economics, multi-sectorial economic modeling
  • Degree: Msc in Economics and statistics, ENSAE ParisTech / Msc in management, ESSEC Business school
  • Email address: Hugo -dot- bailly -at- gmail -dot- com

Loïc Giaccone

Loïc is working as a PhD student on the impacts of climate change on inequalities. He analyzes how, in different transition scenarios, inequalities are changing, using integrated assessment models developed by the EJP. These models will simulate important feedbacks on societies: climate change impacts, economic impacts, resources scarcity. The goal is to identify which trajectories, and the associated policies, allows both low climate outcomes and inequalities reductions.

  • Keywords: Climate change, scenarios and modelling, macroeconomics, inequalities
  • Degree: MSc in Climate Change Journalism (Paris-Saclay University, Superior School of Journalism of Lille)
  • Email address: loin -dot- giaccone – at- gmail -dot- com

Camille Guittonneau

Make curiosity your profession

Camille’s research aims to integrate human societies’ impacts on the natural resources by coupling macroeconomic models and resources models. Understanding better how physical phenomena such as energy, thermodynamics, and CO2 emissions interact with macroeconomics is key to building such models. The overall goal is to foster a better appraisal of the interdependence between the economy, resources, and the environment and provide decision-makers with practical economic planning tools.

  • Keywords: energy, energy engineering, modeling, STEM
  • Degree: M.Sc.Eng. student in energy (CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay)
  • Email address: camille -dot- guittonneau -at- student-cs -dot- fr

Misgana Elias Kallore

Misgana works on a Project – EcoCampuses – that intends to study what it takes for campuses to become sustainable. The project starts by proposing a unifying or common definition of what “eco-campus” means and setting standards by reviewing existing theories, concepts, practical examples, and brainstorming. Curriculum transformation, pedagogical approach, capacity building (development), and networking (partnership/collectiveness) as well as social and behavioral shift, will be some of the key points the study. It will look into the paths that could bring about just transition at a different levels and scales. The study will assess campuses in different continents to extract practical information as well as Jesuit Schools’ transformation to become leaders in environmental justice.

  • Keywords: Ecology, Pedagogy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Just transition, Capacity building + Networking
  • MSc in Conservation Biology
  • Recent publications:
    • What can the Green Climate Fund learn from SREP’s role in engaging the private sector? Neha Rai, Samuel Green, Sumanta Neupane, Ramesh Bhushal, Lidya Tesfaye and Misgana E. Kallore. (2013)
    • Public Policy Responses for a Climate Resilient Green Economy in Ethiopia. Daniel Fikreyesus, Nanki Kaur, Misgana E. Kallore, Lidya T. Ayalew. (2014)
    • Bringing together the low-carbon and resilience agendas: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda. Fisher, S., Fikreyesus, D., Islam, N., Kallore, M., Kaur, N., Shamsuddoha, Md., Nash, E., Rai, N., Tesfaye, L., and Rwirahira, J. (2014).
    • Ideas and knowledge: supporting Ethiopia to develop a climate- resilient green economy. Misgana E. Kallore, Nanki Kaur, Lidya T Ayalew, Susannah Fisher and Daniel Fikreyesus (2014)
  • Email address: mk2201 -at- georgetown -dot- edu

Mlondi Ndovela

Never get cold feet when the pressure comes.

Mlondi is working on his PhD thesis entitled Macroeconomic implications of energy transition in South Africa: Results from an integrated non-equilibrium economy-climate model. The study is part of the joint project between the Centre for Sustainability Transition and the Environmental Justice Program. His PhD study addresses the absence of an integrated non-equilibrium economy-climate model for South Africa. Furthermore, there is a conspicuous non-linkage between the energy transition and macro-economic factors from various models developed by Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS), Meridian Economics, University of Cape Town (UCT) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). To address this problem, the study aims to use a INEEC model developed in partnership with GTU in order to simulate BAU and alternative scenarios for South Africa’s energy transition within the wider macro-economic context.

  • Keywords: energy transitions, energy economics
  • PhD candidate in Sustainability Transitions (Stellenbosch University)
  • Recent publications:
    • A Shift-Share Analysis of the Manufacturing Employment at uMhlathuze Local Municipality. Ndovela, M., Zhou, S., Nhlabathi, S.Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Social Science and Arts – 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Vol. 1, pp. 30 – 44. 2019.
  • Email address: 25830457 -at- sun -dot- ac -dot- za
  • Website: researchgate.net/profile/Mlondi-Ndovela

Grégoire Noël

Grégoire’s researches aim at providing a formal framework allowing to embed macroeconomics within a thermodynamical realm. Economies are complex, open metabolisms perpetually trading energy and matter flows with the environment to sustain themselves and grow in mass and complexity. Crucially though, the environment is finite and endures the entropic pressure that the economies exert on it. Reconceptualizing economies as far-from-equilibrium dissipative structures shall help addressing the ecological sustainability of economic prosperity and development.

  • Keywords: ecological macroeconomics, stock-flow consistency, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, complexity
  • Degree: PhD student in economics (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) / MSc in Theoretical Physics, King’s College London / Alumnus of ENS Paris-Saclay and Mines ParisTech
  • Email address: gregoiregauthiernoel -at- gmail -dot- com

last updated: 09-16-21