Hélia Costa was a research officer jointly at LSE Cities and the Grantham Research Institute. Her focus was mainly on urban climate adaptation, particularly on the project RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities). Her general research interests lie on the field of applied microeconomics, specifically in several areas of environmental economics and political economy.
She has a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy, and an MSc in Economics, Markets and Public Policies from the University of Minho, in Portugal. Previous to joining LSE she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.
Research - 2016
Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of... Read more
Are environmental policies affected by the political cycle? This paper investigates if environmental spending is used as pork barrel with... Read more
Events - 2016
News - 2016
Increasingly hot summers can have devastating effects on worker productivity. As temperatures increase, workers feel decreased energy, loss of concentration,... Read more
Research Officer, Hélia Costa won the IAERE Young Environmental Economist Award 2016 for her paper Pork Barrel... Read more