García, Jorge H.

Jorge H. García is Associate Professor at the School of Management at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Gothenburg (2007). He is also a Research Associate of EPRU, the Environmental-Economics Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

Research interests 

His research interests are the design and evaluation of environmental policy instruments in areas such as energy, manufacturing, and forestry. His research has mainly been on the enterprise and policy instruments for industrial and agricultural pollution control, which includes traditional regulation, tradable emissions permits, and public disclosure. Recently he has been involved in projects that use concepts and methodologies from behavioral economics. 


Supervision of 3 master´s thesis on enviro. economics.  

Mentoring for 3 years of a promissing student who will do a PhD in env. econ. 

Teaching course entitled Environmental and Climate Economics in Master´s for Development Practice (MDP) 

Grants and consultancy 

He has been granted funding from National Academy of Sciences NAS (USA), The Research Council of Norway RCN and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Swedish International Development Agency SIDA. 

Policy engagement 

He has somewhat regular participation in capacity building courses for representatives from both private and public sectors. He has been involved in discussions on carbon pricing and currently leading a project on how to integrate international transfers for forest conservation in local ETS. 


Associate Editor: Ecology and Society (since 2021) -level 1 journal in Norwagian listing.  

Recognition: Amongst faculty with most publication points at Universidad de Los Andes School of Management (2018-2019). 

Honorable Mention (with M Heberling and H Thurston): 2012 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).  

Postdoctoral Research Associateship Award, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) - National Research Council (NRC) - United States of America (2007- 2010) 

Bo Samuelssons Fellowship, Visiting Research Scholar at University of California Berkeley (2004 - 2005) 

Swedish International Development Agency SIDA Scholarship, PhD studies at University of Gothenburg (2001- 2006) 

Inter-American Development Bank IADB Scholarship, Masters program, Universidad de los Andes - University of Maryland (1999-2000) 

People | 28 August 2008