Welcome to my personal website!

I am an environmental economist interested in natural resources, pollution, health and migration. I recently joined the OECD Environment Directorate (ENV), Environment and Economy Integration Division (EEI).

I completed my Ph.D. in March 2023 at the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. I worked under the supervision of Fabrice Etilé (PSE/INRAE) and François Libois (PSE/INRAE). In my thesis, I study the determinants and consequences of the industrial exploitation of natural resources in Africa, at the micro and macro level.

On another spectrum, I am also interested in education policies and large-scale assessment and have worked on the analysis of the PISA 2022 results: Volume II - Learning During – and From – Disruption, the country note for France and a PISA in Focus note on Managing screen time: How to protect and equip students against distraction.

Research interests : Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Economics of Migration, Health Economics, Economics of Education.

You can find my CV here.

You can contact me at: irene.hu[at]psemail.eu