Alejandra Villalobos Meléndez
Research: Renewable energy development; resource economics; development economics
- Ph.D. Economics, University of New Mexico, Expected Graduation: 2019
- M.S. Resource and Applied Economics, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, 2012
- B.B.A., International Business, University of Texas at El Paso, 2004
Alejandra Villalobos Melendez joined the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) in September 2009 as a research associate. At ISER she primarily studies Alaska energy issues, including use of electricity, rural fuel costs, and wind-diesel systems.
In 2012 she earned an M.S. in resource and applied economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at the University of New Mexico.
Her research interests include development economics, economics of renewable energy development and sustainability. She also enjoys volunteering with Green Empowerment (GE) in Portland, Oregon, a non-governmental organization that does renewable energy development in Latin American and other developing countries.
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