Arlan Brucal

Visting Fellow, LSE

Arlan Brucal

Arlan’s research focuses on evaluating the impact of public policies, including energy taxes, on the adoption of energy-efficiency technologies by households and manufacturing companies.


Arlan completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He completed an MA and BS in Economics at the University of the Philippines. Prior to pursuing his PhD Arlan was employed by Nathan Associates, Inc. and the Asian Development Bank. Arlan also taught undergraduate economics and statistics in Hawai`i and in the Philippines.

Research interests

  • Public policies on energy efficiency technologies
  • International trade, foreign direct investments and firm-level environmental performance
  • Climate change and household adaptation
  • Alternative power pricing schemes