Erika A. Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Dr. Erika A. Jorgensen specializes in the economics of climate change as well as macroeconomic policy and analysis, based on more than 30 years of experience in international development and economic advising. Dr. Jorgensen has extensive experience in practical applications of high-tech economic modeling and a particular ability to distill complex technical work into easily understood messages and recommendations. She is renowned for intellectual leadership and high-quality, content-rich analytic work on cutting-edge economic challenges. Recent projects focus on the costs, benefits, and mechanics of moving towards net zero emissions and adapting to a warming world, including carbon finance, NDC implementation, and low-carbon growth studies.
Dr. Jorgensen spent almost three decades at the World Bank as a macroeconomist, with the most recent decade focused on advising on climate policy and assessing the impact of climate mitigation obligations and climate adaptation possibilities at the country and regional level. Dr. Jorgensen has led teams on a broad range of economic topics including financial markets, competitiveness and growth, migration, poverty, pension policy, labor markets, governance and corruption, and now climate change and green growth. She currently consults with various international and U.S. organizations.
Dr. Jorgensen holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, and a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College.