Alumni profile

Eva Bartekova

Thesis: Multi-Problem Challenges for a Renewable Future: Empirical Studies on Competitive Disadvantages from Electricity Price Differentials and Mineral Supply Risk in an Open Economy World, 2016

Promotor(s): René Kemp and Thomas Ziesemer

Eva Bartekova is an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT. She holds a PhD in Innovation, Economics and Governnance for Development from Maastricht University, a MSc in Finance from University of London, and a BA in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of natural resource governance, renewable energy technologies innovation, and environmental policies. In particular, Eva's PhD dissertation examined the interconnections between climate change mitigation, energy and minerals, in an attempt to uncover the coordination challenges within the decentralised bottom-up climate change mitigation architecture of the Paris Agreement (COP21). At present, her primary research revolves around circular economy and sustainable resource use for a resilient and equitable transition to a low carbon economy. She has been involved in the Social Challenges of Interdependencies between Energy Transition, Demand for Resources and Climate Change in a Global Perspective (GlobEn) project, and the Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (SINCERE) project, where she has co-authored the comparative analysis on circular economy policies across China and Europe, and the co-evolution analysis of the eco-cement innovation trajectory. Her latest research examines the security of supply of technology metals used for manufacturing of low-carbon energy technologies from a resource nexus perspective.

Eva has been responsible for the successful delivery of the project on circular economy opportunity for China and its cities for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, where she has led the qualitative and quantitative research work, and managed the stakeholder engagement. Prior to this, she acquired extensive professional experience in international equity markets, having worked for two major stock market index houses at both analyst and managerial levels.


Selected publications by Eva Bartekova