Luis Mundaca is Associate Professor at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. He is an environmental economist interested in climate change, energy, public policy and development. He participates in several international initiatives as an expert on economic and policy analysis related to market-based instruments, climate governance, low-carbon development and clean energy technologies. He has served as a Lead Author for the 5th IPCC Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation (Working Group III). He also contributed to the Global Energy Assessment, a major international scientific effort that produced a comprehensive integrated assessment related to energy for sustainable development. In 2008, his research on climate and energy policy evaluation won the Nordic Award in Social Science, prize conferred by the Energy Forum and the Nordic Energy Research Council. Luis holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Environmental Economics, a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy (both from Lund University, Sweden); a Diploma in Environmental Management (Universidad de Concepción, Chile); and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad San Sebastián, Chile). Luis also serves as Associate Editor for the Climate and Development Journal.
B.Sc.(Hons), Dipl., M.Sc, Ph.D., Docent
Strategies for low-carbon infrastructures
International Association for Energy Economics
European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
International Society for Ecological Economics
Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Programme
Behavioural economics for energy and climate change policies and the transition to a sustainable energy system
The objective of the project is to develop knowledge on, and methods for the modelling of, people's economic behaviour in response to (ambitious) climate and energy policies aiming for the transition to sustainable energy systems. The project is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (STEM).
Governance and management of low-carbon economies to promote sustainable economic welfare in megacities
The aim of this project is to develop detailed scientific grounds, implementation plans, and resource parameters for assessing the role and performance of low-carbon economies to improve sustainable economic welfare in megacities that are heavily dependent on fossil fuels in the developing world
Policy intervention for a competitive green energy economy
The objective of this project is to assess the role and reach of policy instruments (e.g. market-based instruments) targeting clean energy technology change, taking a competitive green energy-based economy as the main framework for such evaluation.
Global Energy Assessment
The Global Energy Assessment (GEA), launched in 2012, defines a new global energy policy agenda – one that transforms the way society thinks about, uses, and delivers energy.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Assessing regional progress towards a ‘Green Energy Economy’
- Building local institutions for national conservation programs: lessons for developing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programs
- Decarbonization under Green Growth Strategies? The case of South Korea
- Towards a Green Energy Economy? Assessing policy choices, strategies and transitional pathways
- Achieving and maintaining institutional feasibility in emissions trading: the case of New Zealand
- Assessing the effectiveness of the ‘Green Economic Stimulus’ in South Korea: Evidence from the energy sector
- Assessing ‘Green Energy Economy’ stimulus packages: Evidence from the U.S. programs targeting renewable energy
- How smart are electricity users with ‘Smart Metering’? A Behavioural Economics experiment
- Towards a Green Energy Economy? A macroeconomic-climate evaluation of Sweden’s CO2 emissions
- Assessing ‘Green Energy Economy’ policies for transforming the building stock in Shanghai
- Economic incentives – useful, but not sufficient for meaningful mitigation efforts
- Exploring transaction costs in passive house-oriented retrofitting
- Measuring progress towards a ‘Green Energy Economy’: Who is really winning the race?
- Social, Economic and Ethical Concepts and Methods
- Towards a Green Energy Economy?
- Challenges for New Zealand's Carbon Market
- Climate change and energy policy in Chile: Up in smoke?
- Exploring the effects of ‘Green Energy Economy’ policies for transforming the Swedish building stock
- Market behavior under the New Zealand ETS
- Transaction Costs of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: An Overview
- Transaction costs analysis of low-carbon technologies
- Walking away from a low-carbon economy?
- Walking away from a low-carbon economy? Recent and historical trends using a regional decomposition analysis
- A decomposition approach to evaluating the progress of the New Green Economy
- Energy Primer
- Environmental leadership through public procurement? The Swedish Experience
- Measuring progress towards a ‘Green Energy Economy’: Proposing and scrutinising a multi-level evaluation framework for policy instruments
- A Meta-Analysis of Bottom-Up Ex-Ante Energy Efficiency Policy Evaluation Studies
- An implementation guide for the use and development of the EEB_Sweden Model v1.0
- Energy use and carbon emissions: From decoupling and transitions to sufficiency?
- Evaluating energy efficiency policies with energy-economy models
- Policy Instruments for Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Experiences and Lessons from the Nordic Countries
- A multi-criteria evaluation framework for tradable white certificate schemes
- Advancing technology transfer for climate change mitigation: considerations for technology orientated agreements promoting energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage (CCS)
- Choice-decision determinants for the (non) adoption of energy efficiency technologies in households
- Energy Efficiency Trading
- Energy-economy models and energy efficiency policy evaluation for the household sector
- Market behaviour and the to-trade-or-not-to-trade dilemma in 'Tradable White Certificate' schemes
- Markets for Energy Efficiency - Exploring the new horizons of tradable certificate schemes
- Markets for energy efficiency: Exploring the implications of an EU-wide 'Tradable White Certificate' scheme
- Tradable white certificate schemes: what can we learn from tradable green certificate schemes?
- Alternative energy sources in transition countries: The case of bio-energy in Ukraine
- Exploring Transaction Costs under the Free-of-Charge Energy Audits Programme in Denmark.
- Handbook for the design and evaluation of TWC schemes
- Policy recommendations for the assessment, implementation and operation of TWC schemes
- Transaction costs of Tradable White Certificate schemes: The Energy Efficiency Commitment as case study
- Transaction costs of energy efficiency policy instruments
- Market mechanisms for White Certificate Trading. IEA-DSM Task XIV Final Report. Based on National and International Studies and Experiences
- Tradeable White Certificate Schemes - What can we learn from early experiences in other countries? A Swedish national report in the context of the IEA-DSM Task XIV Market Mechanisms for White Certificates Trading.
- Transaction Costs of Energy Efficiency Projects: A Review of Quantitative Estimations
- Vita certifikat - Vad kan vi lära från tidiga erfarenheter i andra länder? En svensk rapport i kontexten av IEA-samarbetet inom IEA-DSM Task XIV Market Mechanisms for White Certificates