Baran Doda is a Senior Advisor in the fields of climate and energy with more than a decade of experience in academic and policy research. He contributes his diverse analytical and technical skills to adelphi’s work on the design of carbon pricing instruments, linkages between emissions trading systems and market-based decarbonization policies particularly for energy and industrial sectors. He has advised the German Federal Government on market stability instruments in emission trading systems, the assessment of carbon pricing potential in East and South Asia, and the role of carbon pricing across different sectors of the economy. He has also advised the European Commission on the potential for carbon leakage when key EU trade partners implement carbon pricing instruments. In addition, Baran conducts analyses and facilitates technical dialogues at the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), a network of more than thirty jurisdictions that share experience and know-how on the design and implementation of emissions trading.
Prior to joining adelphi Baran was a Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chaired by Professor Nicholas Stern, the Institute is a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research on climate change and the environment. During his eight years at the Institute, Baran conducted research on the economics of climate change; design of market-based policy instruments; international and interconnected carbon markets; geoengineering; and the relationship between GHG emissions and the macroeconomy. He presented his work and its policy implications to specialised and general audiences around the globe. His work on these topics has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals.
As a freelance consultant Baran worked on climate change projects for the European Commission, a large Spanish energy company and Climate Change and Environment Canada, a federal ministry in the country. He taught graduate and undergraduate students at leading British and Canadian universities. He worked as an economist in the international department of the central Bank of Canada, providing advice to the bank’s governor and the Canadian representative at the IMF’s Board of Directors.
Baran completed his PhD focusing on the macroeconomics of climate change at the University of Toronto in 2011. He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the same institution and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.