Ana Varela Varela

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. My research broadly explores the spatial interactions between environmental and urban systems, using frameworks and tools from applied microeconomics, data science, and remote sensing. 

Prior to joining LSE, I was an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics and an Economics Fellow (postdoc) at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University, where I remain an Affiliated Scholar. 

I completed a PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia University, specializing in environmental and urban economics. I also hold a Master in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as degrees in Environmental Studies from Imperial College London, and in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruña, Spain. I have several years of experience as a consultant in sustainable infrastructure and urban planning projects.