Katia Karousakis is an environmental economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where she leads the work programme on biodiversity and ecosystems. She joined the OECD in 2006 to work on climate and biodiversity issues in the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division of the Environment Directorate.
Her areas of interest include the use of economic instruments for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, biodiversity finance and indicators, valuation and development issues. Priorly, Katia worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency on climate change and on emissions trading. She received her PhD from University College London, and her Master’s degree from Duke University, USA.