Pia  Andres

Pia Andres

PhD candidate in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Innovation, Clean Energy, Environmental Economics, Economic Geography

About me

Pia’s doctoral research studies the drivers of clean technological change, aiming to help inform how industrial policy can best drive the transition to a low carbon economy. She is particularly interested in how the often multiple aims of green industrial policy (such as mitigating climate change, creating jobs and stimulating local growth, ensuring international competitiveness in a greener world economy, etc.) interact and potentially conflict, and how existing economic capabilities can be leveraged and enhanced as part of a green industrial strategy. 

Pia has developed an online interactive tool, the Green Transition Navigator, with Dr Penny Mealy. The Green Transition Navigator maps global competitiveness in the green economy and highlights new green growth opportunities for 231 countries and territories.

Pia holds an undergraduate MA in Economics from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics, and has spent a semester at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs as a Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Student Researcher. She has been a research assistant at the Grantham Research Institute, LSE STICERD, and the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She has also worked as a consultant at Vivid Economics and as an intern at the Bank of England, the Office for National Statistics, and the research support team at the University of Glasgow. 

Thesis title 

Industrial policy, trade, and the low carbon transition

Academic supervisors 

Dr Roger Fouquet
Dr Misato Sato

View Pia's CV.

Policy Publications

Serin, Esin, Anna Valero, Ralf Martin, Arjun Shah, Pia Andres, and Penny Mealy (2021): Seizing sustainable growth opportunities from carbon capture, usage and storage in the UK. London: Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Andres, Pia, and Penny Mealy (2021): Navigating the green transition: insights for the G7. London: Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Unsworth, Sam, Pia Andres, Giorgia Cecchinato, Penny Mealy, Charlotte Taylor, and Anna Valero (2020): Jobs for a strong and sustainable recovery from Covid-19. Centre for Economic Performance Covid-19 Analysis CEPCOVID-19-010. 

Prizes, Scholarships and Funding

  • PhD KEI grant, LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact, 2021-22
  • Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Student Researcher Grant, Fulbright Commission in Belgium, 2021-22
  • Lean Accelerator Venture Grant, LSE Innovation, 2020-21
  • Grantham Research Institute PhD Scholarship, London School of Economics, 2018-22


Member of the European Association for Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)

Associate fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)/Advance HE

Expertise Details

Clean Technology Transition; Industrial Policy; Industrial Transformation; Economic Complexity; Drivers of Country-Level Competitiveness