LI Yingzhu joined ESI in October 2013 after completing her PhD in Economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2012, she attended a summer course on the methodology and application of cointegrated VAR models at the University of Copenhagen. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1st class honours), with minors in Business and Public Administration from NTU in 2009. As a sophomore, she did one semester at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her main research interests are theoretical modelling and also empirical analysis of energy and environmental issues, with particular emphasis on policy implications.