Dr. Isabel Blanco is the Lead Economist dealing with Green Economy Transition issues in the Sector Economics and Policy Group. Isabel has got 20 years’ rich experience in sustainable energy and climate change, mainly dealing with policy dialogue and regulatory analysis. She has led the design of the Transition Impact assessment methodology for green projects and, more recently, the methodology to conduct an economic assessment for use in EBRD projects with high greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to joining the EBRD, she managed the department of regulation at a large international renewable energy company and taught macroeconomics and development economics for 14 years at the Spanish University of Alcala (Madrid). Isabel holds a Ph.D. in Energy Economics by the University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain) and a BA in Environmental Economics by the University of Leeds (UK).