Daniel Velez-Lopez is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University. He is a pre-doctoral fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and a Graduate Fellow at Sense & Sustainability.
His current research focuses environmental and energy policy both in the United States and the developing world. He is particularly interested in how features of developing countries such as liquidity constraints or missing financial markets affect the value of information for individuals and firms and their ability to adapt to changes in their environment. He is also interested in studying the effectiveness and efficiency of second-best environmental policies such as daily driving restrictions that are common in developing countries.