Agnes Kelemen is an environmental economist with an MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences (Corvinus University of Budapest). She has worked as an environmental economist, initially as a part-time research assistant at the Harvard Institute for International Development Environmental Economics and Policy Program in Hungary, and then as a researcher at the Hungarian Environmental Economics Centre. She later spent several years working on climate change issues within the Hungarian public administration, especially on issues related to the EU emissions trading scheme and international climate negotiations. Before starting her PhD she was working on integrating climate and environmental considerations into EU regional development policy at the European Commission. The focus of her PhD is on linking bottom-up engineering models with CGE models for energy and climate policy analysis, with a case study in the buildings sector. She is contributing author to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report Working Group III.