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Irene Alvarado-Quesada

Director of Environmental Statistics Unit at the Central Bank of Costa Rica

Irene Alvarado-Quesada is head of the Environmental Statistics Unit of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, and coordinates the Climate Change Strategic Analysis Group of the Central Bank. Irene holds a MSc. in International Development and an PhD in Environmental Economics , both from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Her areas of expertise are game theory, environmental statistics, biodiversity conservation and environmental accounting. Irene has conducted research on market-based mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, international environmental agreements and spatial economic analysis.