Dr Ana  Varela Varela

Dr Ana Varela Varela

Assistant Professor in Geographic Data Science

Department of Geography and Environment

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CKK 4.04
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Key Expertise
Geographic data science, Urban and environmental economics

About me

Ana joined the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics as an Assistant Professor in 2023. Her research broadly explores the spatial interactions between environmental and urban systems, using frameworks and tools from applied microeconomics, data science, and remote sensing.

Prior to joining LSE, Ana was an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics and an Economics Fellow (postdoc) at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University, where she remains an Affiliated Scholar.

Ana completed a PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia University, specialising in environmental and urban economics. She also holds a Master in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as degrees in Environmental Studies from Imperial College London, and in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruña, Spain. She has several years of experience as a consultant in sustainable infrastructure and urban planning projects.

Expertise Details

Geographic data science; Urban and environmental economics