Dr. Aleksandra Novikova had studied and worked at CEU during 2003-2009. Her last position at CEU was a senior researcher at the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Currently she is a senior analyst at the Berlin office of the Climate Policy Initiative and a research associate at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW-Berlin). Her first degree is in Mathematical Methods in Economics of Novosibirsk State University (Russia). She has also been a research scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.
Dr. Novikova’s research interests include assessment of demand-side energy efficiency and evaluation of policies to improve it. She has worked on the number of projects for the UNDP, the UNEP, the European Commission, the Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water, California Energy Commission, Russian regional authorities, and other organizations. She is also a Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group III on Mitigation and a Lead Analyst of the IIASA Global Energy Assessment. As a CEU Visiting Professor, Dr. Novikova teaches courses on energy challenges and sustainable energy policies.