Pia Andres

Research Student, LSE

Pia Andres

Pia’s doctoral research explores the role of industrial policy in promoting renewable energy technology innovation and uptake. A particular focus is on protectionism and points of conflict between industrial policy and trade liberalisation efforts.


Pia holds an undergraduate MA in Economics from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics. She has spent a semester at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs as a Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Student Researcher and two months as a visiting researcher at the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. She has been a research assistant at the Grantham Research Institute, LSE STICERD, and the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She has also worked as a consultant at Vivid Economics and as an intern at the Bank of England, the Office for National Statistics, and the research support team at the University of Glasgow. In April 2022, she joined the University of Oxford as a Researcher at the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work.

Research interests

  • Energy transition
  • Innovation & technological change
  • Industrial policy
  • Trade & trade policy
  • Technology diffusion